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Indian aviation soon might allow airlines to provide WiFi to the customers. After many years, India might catch up to the global counterparts to provide Internet to all of its customers. 

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Gogo Inc, a $700-million US-based inflight connectivity provider, will open an engineering and software development center in Chennai. It plans to provide its service to various airlines in India after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) last week issued recommendations to allow both telephony and Internet services on domestic flights.

Globally, Gogo has 19 commercial airline partners and provides services and solutions to over 3,000 commercial aircraft and nearly 4,200 business aircraft. It started offering broadband connectivity using nearly 250 cell towers in air routes over 48 states in the US and Canada. Globally, Delta Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Australia and Japan Airlines use Gogo’s services.

I expect local ISP to bid for different airlines. This would be another initiative to make a journey for Indian travelers pleasurable after Jet Airways initiated JetScreen for its passengers. Providing full-scale Wi-Fi would be a step in a similar direction.

The only part that scares me is watching some of the loud consumers might start making those VOIP and Whatsapp call on the flight disturbing everyone around them. We have many of those inconsiderate customers on air. 

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Cody is a native of city Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He acquired a degree in Engineering (IT) from Rajeev Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal. He had a keen interest in the field of networking and network security and took various courses such as OWASP, EC Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE) Routing and Switching. After finishing his education, he joined up corporates to establish his career as IT Tester and Auditor. He moved up to become IT consultant and shared his expertise with IT industries. Cody loves traveling and socializing. He has traveled over 30 countries in the past two years. He enjoys flying business class and staying in 5-star hotels. He has been featured in multiple publications such as Times of India, Dainik Bhaskar, magazines such as Men’s Health. He was invited to inspire people on a platform such as TEDx.


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