Tech firm Astrome takes high-speed internet to India's hinterlands

IISc-backed Astrome has deployed India's first indigenous technology to facilitate rural 4G and 5G connectivity for the BharatNet Project.


The children at Nidavanda government school attending an online session powered by GigaMesh and BharatNet

Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
Located in Nidavanda village in rural Karnataka is a government school that recently got internet connectivity. The internet provided at the school is effectively being utilised to provide online educational sessions to the students from the teachers of a Bengaluru-based non-profit organisation e-Vidyaloka.

Nidavanda village is among many rural regions in the country which present the challenge of not being able to get internet connectivity. One of the reasons is that it becomes expensive to draw fibres to connect the villages and it is unviable to connect in rough terrains. However, this problem is being addressed by deep tech company Astrome, which is accelerating the deployment of 5G (5th generation mobile network) and SatCom (satellite communications) technology.

Astrome, incubated at

First Published: Dec 14 2022 | 3:55 PM IST

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