Telecom Commission nod to in-flight WiFi, voice services
New Delhi: Air passengers could soon have access to WiFi connections onboard aircraft as the Telecom Commission today approved a proposal in this regard.
"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 as the government remains committed to improving services of air passengers and 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.
The Department of Telecom had last year asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to give its recommendations on licensing terms and modalities for providing in-flight data and voice services.
Indian markets expected to open sideways due to weak Asia cues. Nifty resistance seen at 11180, support seen at 10900,10830.
One of US President Donald Trump's former foreign policy aides has said allegations that he worked with the Russian government during the 2016 US election are "misleading".
US space agency NASA is preparing to launch a probe in August to study the Sun closer than any human-made object ever has, revealing multiple mysteries behind the star.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur has been killed after a suicide bomber targetted his vehicle in DI Khan's Kulachi Tehsil, officials said.
The last session of the G20's Third Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors has taken place here, with delegates acknowledging the rise in trade tensions while calling for greater dialogue.
The station, which was named after Lord Elphinstone, the Governor of Bombay Presidency from 1853 to 1860, has now been renamed in honour of a local deity.
Lavasa -an ultimate getaway, a city that would offer the charms of European locales, with five star comforts in a scenic part of Maharashtra has now become an abandoned town.
A second chargesheet by the ED has confirmed the trail of illegal cash Mallya transferred to his accounts across global tax havens.
Delayed payment by GMR-led DIAL, the Delhi airport operator, to the CISF guards could eventually lead to passengers paying more to fly out of the Indian Capital.
The West Bengal Police has claimed to have busted a Rs 100 crore plus job racket in the Indian Railways following a crucial arrest in the Indian Capital.