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Telecom Commission allows in-flight WiFi, voice services

The minister said that he will ensure "earliest implementation" of the proposal as the government remains committed to improving services of air passengers and making their travel delightful and hassle-free.

Edited by: India TV Business Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 01, 2018 23:21 IST ]
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In a landmark division, Telecom Commission has given nod to in-flight connectivity allowing air passengers access to WiFi connections and voice services onboard aircraft.

"Exciting times ahead in Indian skies as Telecom Commission approved data and voice services in flights over Indian airspace," Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said, announcing the Telecom Commission's decision. 

The minister said that he will ensure "earliest implementation" of the proposal as the government remains committed to improving services of air passengers and making their travel delightful and hassle-free. 

The pricing of providing the services would be left to respective airlines, sources told PTI

The Home Ministry has already given its nod to the proposal. 

The Department of Telecom had last year asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to give its recommendations on licensing terms and modalities for providing in-flight data and voice services. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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