Global service providers are also interested in facilitating in-flight connectivity services in India.
Rules of in-flight mobile connectivity to be notified soon; awaiting law ministry's nod: Telecom minister Manoj Sinha
Telecom Ministry is currently awaiting the views of Law Ministry on in-flight connectivity rules and is hopeful of notifying the norms soon thereafter, Manoj Sinha said.
Experts say that it will take a lot of time for Indian carriers to launch in-flight connectivity.
When TRAI had first introduced the recommendations, DoT asked them to add provisions related to the kind of in-flight Wi-Fi service that would be provided.
Telecom panel gives nod to in-flight connectivity in Indian airspace; flyers can make calls, browse the net in 3 months
In-flight connectivity will be available once an aircraft reaches an altitude of 3,000 meters.
If the DoT approves the proposal, the DoT will sign a licence contract with the concerned service providers.
Telecom regulator Trai on Friday recommended allowing mobile telephony and Internet services for passengers during air travel in the country through both satellite and terrestrial network.
Recommendations on in-flight connectivity to come out by year end or next 15 days," TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma told reporters on Wednesday
The consultation paper on 'In Flight Connectivity' has sought written comments on the issues from the stakeholders by October 27.