Soon, You May Be Able To Browse The Net In-Flight, If DoT Has Its Way


The Department of Telecom (DoT) is considering allowing data services in flights and water vessels within Indian territorial boundaries, Financial Express has reported. However, this has not been officially announced by the department as of now.

“DoT will initially seek application for data services under IFC (in-flight connectivity) guidelines. There are some issues around gateway for voice, so that will not start immediately,” a Department of Telecom official told PTI. Currently, mobile phones can be used at cruising altitudes as per regulations.

AirAsia, Air France, British Airways, Egypt Air, Emirates, Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways and Virgin Atlantic are among 30 airlines that are already allowing mobile phone use on their aircraft. But they do not provide these services in Indian airspace due to existing regulations.

WiFi services are switched off as soon as their flights enter Indian airspace. The DoT is likely to approach the Law Ministry for the review of new guidelines before notifying them. Read More

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