BSNL moves DoT to set-up network to facilitate in-flight connectivity (IFC) to air travellers

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Sanjay Singh / New Delhi

State-run Telecom firm, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has sought approval from moved to Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to arrange an Indian Avionics Network (IAN) of 500 base trans-receiver stations (BTS), which is able to facilitate in-flight connectivity (IFC) to air travellers.

The BSNL has already carried out a preliminary estimation for 500 base stations which might cowl main flight routes of India’s airspace.

The IAN network will present connectivity to Indian airspace and air travellers by way of a mixture of different current Telecom infrastructure and satellite-driven bandwidth which is supplied by Inmarsat, a Britain-based satellite tv for pc communications firm.

A senior BSNL official stated that they’ve already written to DoT on this regard. He additionally clarified that BSNL has already entered right into a partnership with Inmarsat for IFC providers.

BSNL had in 12 months 2017 entered right into a partnership with Inmarsat to open Indian GSPS (world satellite tv for pc telephone service) gateway for telephony providers to personal and public firms in addition to people.

Recently, the Committee of Secretaries had allowed the satellites of Indian origin satellites and different gateways to provide communication providers to air passengers whereas for on-board web providers.

BSNL is hopeful that its satellite tv for pc enterprise is doing properly and expects that the demand for this service would pick-up. BSNL’s enterprise phase has grown shut to 1000% over the previous one 12 months.

Currently, BSNL has round 4,500 satellite tv for pc telephone prospects and is eager on increasing it as India’s defence, police personnel, catastrophe administration businesses, resort chains have been evincing pursuits for taking on satellite tv for pc telephone providers. BSNL additionally goals to promote round 10,000 satellite tv for pc telephones by March finish subsequent 12 months.

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