Once in orbit, GSAT-30 will provide high-quality television, telecommunications, and broadcasting services like supporting VSAT network, television uplinking and teleport services, digital satellite newsgathering (DSNG), DTH television services, cellular backhaul connectivity, over Indian mainland and islands.
It will also be used to provide extended coverage over Gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries, and Australia.
Having said that, it is also worth noting that the GSAT-30 satellite has a mission life of more than 15 years, just like INSAT-4A. This means it will continue to operate until 2035, perhaps even later.
GSAT-30 will be blasting off into space on Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket in the early morning hours (between 2:35 am and 4:35 am) of January 17.
The launch will take place at the Guiana Space Center, a French spaceport located along the northeastern coast of South America. But, if you want to watch the launch, there will be a live stream on YouTube.