Telecom Commission approves inflight WiFi

    India‘s Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu welcomed (01-May-2018) the Telecom Commission‘s approval for offering in flight connectivity within Indian airspace. He said that the decision would enable flyers to avail data and voice services during flights over Indian airspace and the government will now work towards creating the license framework for in flight connectivity providers. Mr Prabhu said that these developments mean that airlines are “now equipped to bring dramatic, yet cost effective, enhancements to the passenger experience –with passengers ordering products from their phones and tablets and arranging to have them delivered to their homes, or the hotel on arrival at their destination”. He said that connectivity to the ground means cabin crews can help passengers to change their onward transit plans to accommodate for changes to their flight, while they are still in the air. He also assured that he will ensure “earliest implementation and complimented those involved in the decision”. [more – original PR]