Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has got a license to provide internet to people traveling in aeroplanes. Not only this, BSNL will also connect the passengers of sea-going ships. The special thing is that the company will be able to provide connectivity not only in sea and sky, but also on a global scale. Strategic partner and global mobile satellite communications player Inmarsat confirmed that the telco has received the necessary license to provide Inmarsat’s Global Express mobile broadband services in India. The flight will be available to Indian customers in the government, aviation and maritime sectors under the Inflight and Maritime Connectivity License. Along with deploying flights for in-flight connectivity, India’s commercial maritime companies will also be able to enhance the digitization of their ships for effective ship operations and crew welfare services. The BSNL license will also ensure that the service is provided to the government as well as other users. There will be a phased launch of services for customers and partners.
PK Purwar, Chairman and Managing Director, BSNL said that Global Express is recognized as the world’s best high-speed satellite communication service for government and mobility business customers and we are committed to making these capabilities available to users in India. are very happy.
Inmarsat CEO Rajeev Suri said that they are committed to India and the recent developments will help them gauge the further economic growth they want to see in India. At the same time, Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet said that when we introduce our new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, we hope to provide this unprecedented connectivity service to the passengers.
Notably, based in Ghaziabad, UP, Trang operates in the Ka-band and is a high-speed broadband network, designed for mobility and government customers. The service delivers the high bandwidth, reliability and security that commercial and government-grade mobility customers demand. The company is also launching seven more satellites in the next three years.