DoT, Aviation Ministry meet to finalise in-flight data, voice connectivity rules
The decision will pave the way for travellers to use internet and voice services on mobile phone during flights in the Indian airspace. "We plan to hold a meeting coming Monday (May 14) or Tuesday (May 15) with officials of Civil Aviation Ministry on this," Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan told reporters on the sidelines of CII Broadband Summit here. Telecom operators may or may not be part of the upcoming meeting which will look at evolving a framework for in-flight connectivity, she added.
Officials of the telecom department and aviation ministry will meet next week to chart out the framework and guidelines for operationalising 'in-flight' data and voice connectivity, a top DoT official said. Representational Image, source: Reuters