TRAI Recommends Internet Connectivity Services on Airlines


January 22, 2018

It has been reported that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended that Airlines shall be permitted to offer Internet services on air. It has also recommended that making of calls shall be allowed once the aircraft reaches an altitude of 3000 meters.

TRAI in its recommendations to the Department of Telecom has stated that as long as provision of service is technically feasible and security concerns can be addressed, there should be no regulatory barrier in provisioning of any of these services.

The Regulatory Authority has remarked that there is a high demand of Internet connective while flying and Internet and Mobile Communication on Aircraft (MCA) service should be permitted as In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) Services.