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Flights in India to have Wi-Fi connections soon

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The Telecom Commission recently approved a proposal which will benefit air passengers. With respect to this proposal, air passengers can soon have access to WiFi connections 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. The government wants to remain committed to improving services of air passengers and also making their travel delightful and hassle-free.

According to sources, the pricing of providing the services would be left to respective airlines. The Home Ministry has already given its nod to the proposal. Last year, the Department of Telecom had asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to give its recommendations on licensing terms and modalities for providing in-flight data and voice services.

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