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DoT awaits Law Ministry nod for in-flight connectivity norms

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The is waiting for clearance of the in-flight connectivity norms by the and would notify the rules once it gets a go ahead, said here on Wednesday.

told reporters that the may give the approval in around a week.

"We have asked the approval of the for the in-flight connectivity norms. I hope that we would receive the clearance in 7-10 days and once it is cleared we would notify the norms," he said.

The on May 1 had approved in-flight connectivity, facilitating both and data surfing in Indian airspace.

A DoT said the wants the international best practice to be followed in in respect of whether the coverage of in-flight connectivity should be up to territorial waters or extend to Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Territorial water extends up to 12 nautical miles (around 22 km) from coastal line of the country, while EEZ covers up to 200 nautical miles (370.4 km).

"Once DoT issues the notification, which hopefully should happen immediately, then we will sit across with the and then decide what should be the time-frame for moving forward," the said.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 20:10 IST
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