US based software Development Company, Hughes Network Systems is planning to set to 1000 rural ICT kiosks within next three years in India.
The company is working with Reliance to establish its centres in India. According to Pradman P. Kaul, president and chief executive of the company, the company is planning to set 1000 rural kiosks, which would be basically focused on education, teaching aids and rural banking. Initially company will invest INR 100,000 to set up satellite terminal in a village. The company has signed an agreement with IT giant Microsoft to offer various kinds of IT service in rural India. Broadband satellite is more popular for distant learning in India.