IndJets gets DoT licence for IFMC
GS Paper - 3 (Information and Communication)
The government has allowed IndJets India Pvt Ltd (IndJets), a strategic partner of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and global mobile satellite provider Inmarsat, to provide in-flight connectivity (IFMC).
- The Union communications ministry has given approval certificate for IFMC to Delhi-based IndJets that offers a variety of services, including in-flight broadband connectivity.
- IndJets will provide Indian registered airlines with access to Inmarsat's GX Aviation satellite service that will be supported by BSNL.
- GX Aviation services, which operates in the Ka-band, is a high-speed broadband network that works globally.
- The service delivers the high bandwidth, reliability and security that commercial and government- grade mobility customer’s demand… Over the following three years.
- Inmarsat will launch seven more GX satellites, including its next-generation GX7/8/9 satellites, each of which will add more capacity to a single region than the first four satellites combined.
- Ghaziabad is home to the GX gateway for India. Real-time, seamless internet access would allow airlines to refine their on-board services as passengers email and browse.
- Indjet joins companies like Vodafone, Airtel, Jio and Nelco that have already received approvals to offer internet services on-board.
- Among the Indian carriers, full-service carriers like Vistara and Air India (now owned by Tatas) would like to offer in-flight connectivity to its flying passengers.