Nepal Telecommunications Authority has agreed to provide the license to two foreign aerospace companies to provide mobile and internet services inside aircraft. Authority Chairman Purushottam Khanal informed that for the first time in the history of the country’s aviation, an agreement had been reached with an aerospace company called ‘Thales and SITA’ to provide mobile and internet services inside the aircraft on Nepal sky.
He said, “These two companies have been providing various services related to aerospace. Now, various airlines flying in the skies of Nepal can purchase this service from those companies and serve their passengers.”
Earlier, passengers were forced to travel in flight mode with their mobiles and other devices inside the aircraft. Now, the airlines that have taken this type of service can provide mobile Wi-Fi service to their passengers inside the aircraft, so now the services of these two companies can be purchased by the airlines, the authority said.
Authority has called for applications to provide mobile network and internet services onboard the aircraft. He clarified that the companies were selected as per the criteria set by the authority.