Long Distance Satellite Telephone Service

Diagram of LDST

       Long Distance Satellite Telephone (LDST) service provides an opportunity to industries, power sector, oil exploration sites etc. located in remote and inaccessible areas to communicate with the rest of the world.  In this service, the telephone connections from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta or Shillong are extended to customer premises using Satellite system.  The antenna of diameter 1.8/2.4 metres is required at the customer premises. The telephone connections are provided from the respective Satellite Earth Station falling within the zone.  For providing service from an earth station outside the zone, permission of Telecom Directorate is required.  M/s. BELis the supplier of LDST equipment. The terminal equipment is to be procured by the customer from the supplier and it approximately costs Rs. 12 lakhs. The access charges are as given below:

  • Cost of Application form
Rs.50/-
  • Registration fee
Same as for OYT connection
  • Licence fee for equipment
Rs.1000/- per annum per telephone
  • Space Segment Charges
Rs.80,000/- per annum
  • Up link/down link charges
Rs.2,00,000/- per annum
  • Telephone Installation charges
Same as applicable in Metro cities
  • Rent for Telephone per call charges
As applicable in the parent Telephone exchange
  • NOCC testing and commissioning charges
Rs.3000/- (one time)