Soon, the air travellers can use wi-fi and make calls while travelling in the flights as per the new guidelines passed by the Department of Telecommunication (DoT). On Monday, DoT approved a proposal in this regard.
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu announced the Telecom Commission’s decision by saying that, “Exciting times ahead in Indian skies as Telecom Commission approved data and voice services in flights over Indian airspace”.
The minister further said that the government will ensure speedy implementation of the proposal followed by the commitment of improving services of air passengers so that they can travel hassle-free.
According to the top official, the wi-fi and calls services are likely to be launched in the coming 3-4 months and the cost of the service would be decided by the respective airlines.
The flight connectivity will be available only after an altitude of 3,000 meters. The restriction is decided to maintain the compatibility with the terrestrial network.
According to TRAI, 83% of the passenger would prefer to travel on the airline which will provide them internet and calling services.