NBTC to approve wi-fi on THAI flights
- Published: 28/08/2013 at 02:10 PM
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The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) is to give the green light for wi-fi to be operated on Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) flights, expected to start from September.
Jesada Sivaraks, NBTC’s secretary-general, said the commission is in the process of granting the wireless broadband internet licence to THAI, after their application was filed two years ago.
The national airline had sought licences to provide access to mobile phone network and wi-fi on board flights, but the law states that mobile phone licences will only be granted via an auction process.
Therefore, NBTC is only allowing THAI to proceed with its plan to offer 2.4-gigahertz wi-fi at the moment, the licence for which will be granted automatically to any company applying for approval.
After obtaining the licence, THAI will pick a wi-fi operator from two currently available - Air Mobile from the United Kingdom and On Air from Switzerland.
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