No More Airplane Mode On Domestic Airlines

No More Airplane Mode On Domestic Airlines
On-air view of an airplane, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Soon, you'll no longer have to bid goodbye while taking off

OT Staff
December 25 , 2018
01 Min Read

With nothing to do, sometimes long flight journeys can lead to boring experiences. If you eagerly wait for your aeroplane to land so you can start using your social media accounts, then here’s the ultimate game-changing move from the Telecom Department to save everyone from boredom. Leave all your entertainment-less on-air experiences in the past because the days are not far when you can surf through the internet while in the flight.

The In-flight and Maritime Connectivity (IFMC) would allow the partnership of the shipping and airline companies with any licensed telecom agency of India to provide in-flight and maritime voice and data facilities to the passengers in India. Telecom companies can provide their services through satellite or ground networks. The satellite services can only be obtained after getting approval from the Department of Space. The IFMC facility would be accessible only within the Indian airspace and once the flight reaches an altitude of 3000 metres in order to prevent network intersection with the terrestrial ones. The service provider has to pay 1 annually for ten years for the license and pay the spectrum fee according to the revenue they get from the customers.

Although the rules are yet to be implemented, you can look forward to this taking place very soon. No more dull flight journeys, stay connected through your airline’s Wi-Fi and have uninterrupted entertainment.


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