Monday, November 27, 2017

India debates inflight connectivity use onboard its airlines

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has held an open discussion of a consultation paper on inflight connectivity onboard Indian airline carriers.

According to a report on Digit.in, the public meeting was held to discuss policy, security and licensing issues related to providing internet and mobile communication services.

The report says currently no Indian airline carrier provides internet or mobile communication services on domestic flights within India.

TRAI Chairman, RS Sharma said: “There are no technology issues as such. The technology is there. There is inflight connectivity in many countries around the world.

“In some sense the technology issue is already sorted out. There are other issues which relate to the licensing regimen of our country, also the framework relating to policy.

“Security has become an extremely important consideration. So that’s another issue we want to talk about.”
27/11/17 Get Connected

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