Space cooperation: India and UK space companies sign MoU

In an official online ceremony this week, Methera Global Communications Ltd, the UK based MEO satellite constellation start-up, and Telecommunication Consultants India Ltd, a Government of India enterprise specialising in ground segment installation and integration exchanged their signed MOU. This strategic relationship ceremony was officiated by key representatives of the UK government’s Department for International Trade.

The two organisations shall be working together on a variety of complex and significant projects in India, Asia and Africa over the coming months and years utilising Methera’s upcoming constellation of MEO satellites as well as existing satellite and terrestrial infrastructure. The Methera broadband system will deliver multi-Gbps wholesale Internet connectivity to targeted underserved and emerging regions of the World. Providing the highest density coverage of current and planned satellite systems, Methera can light up entire regions with much needed high speed Internet connections, aiding governments and telecom service providers to build sustainable, regional and national economic growth that will positively change lives and directly reduce the digital divide around the globe. 

“This is a major international partnership combining the ground segment integration expertise and longstanding experience of TCIL with our novel, dynamic and high speed satellite constellation. The potential is truly limitless. We are really excited to work together to bring new connectivity and business opportunities to India and other nations around the World.”, Chris McIntosh, CEO, Methera Global.

“We see a great opportunity tying up with Methera to extend our services globally.”, “This project is very exciting and going to open up new vista and horizons for the telecom industry for years to come.” Rajiv Gupta, Chairman & Managing Director and Director (Projects), TCIL

“I would like to congratulate Methera Global and TCIL on this partnership focused on exploring opportunities in both India and global markets. The UK is committed to partnering with India to seize opportunities from Space technologies for the benefit of societies. We look forward to seeing an increase in these types of partnerships developing between our two countries in 2021 and beyond.”

Niall Ahern – First Secretary, Advanced Manufacturing – Department for International Trade, India

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