Tuesday, June 12, 2018

In-flight connectivity in a year, says telecom minister

New Delhi:  In-flight connectivity is expected to be available within a year, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said today even as a joint meeting of DoT and civil aviation officials to discuss "operational details" is to be held in about 10 days.
Telecom firms, airlines and in-flight connectivity providers are expected to attend the meeting, the date for which is yet to be finalised.
In-flight connectivity aims to enable calls and internet services during flights in the Indian airspace.
"There will a meeting with the Secretary Civil Aviation Ministry, me, and the operators. We are fixing the date...maybe in another 10 days or so, we will meet," Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan told reporters here.
Earlier, while speaking at the conference on four years of the government, Sinha said that 'in-flight services' could become operational in one year.
"The Telecom Commission has already decided on in-flight connectivity, and in the next one year, we may be in a position to provide in-flight connectivity," he said.
12/06/18 PTI/Times of India