IFMC: DoT to hold meet with industry players 4 Jan

Chennai: The Telecom Department (DoT) will hold a meeting on 4 January with telecom operators, airlines and shipping companies to discuss a road map for in-flight and maritime mobile services.

The government has so far received application from only two companies Hughes India and Tata Telenet for In-Flight and Maritime Connectivity (IFMC) and is expecting a rise in the number of applicants in days to come.

“DoT will hold a meeting with IFMC applicants, telecom operators, airlines and shipping companies on 4 January to discuss road map of the service. We expect more companies to apply for the licences,” an official source had told, reported the PTI.

The government has notified rules for providing mobile phone services during air travel and ship voyage within the Indian territory.

NT Bureau