Two international companies get approval to provide internet and telephone services in the Nepali sky
"NTA has granted approval to two international companies Thales and Sita For Aircraft for the purpose. According to the NTA, they sent approval letters to these companies on April 4"
Passengers flying at 10,000 feet above Nepal's skies will soon have access to in-flight internet. The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has allowed two Internet service providers (ISPs) to provide in-flight internet in Nepal.
In-flight internet service in Nepal: Many nations have already approved the usage of in-flight internet, and Nepal is the latest to do so. According to the NTA, passengers will be able to access internet access in a few months.
In April, a proposal for in-flight internet service was presented to the NTA. The authorities has finally granted clearance to two broadband providers to provide mobile internet services during flights after months of planning.
Thales Ink and Sita For Aircraft were chosen to provide the service.
What is the mechanism behind it?
In general, two types of technology are used to provide in-flight connectivity. One, a built-in antenna in the plane's fuselage (main body) collects signals from the nearest ground tower. The connection will be faultless up to a particular height unless and until the plane is flying over a vast area with no towers (such as an ocean).
The second technique, on the other hand, is to use an antenna on the plane to receive data from geostationary satellites. Passengers use an onboard router to connect to the plane's WiFi.
BTS (Base Transceiver Station) satellite will provide internet connectivity to passengers in aircraft, according to NTA director Mr. Ambar Sthapit. It's worth noting that the plane's onboard internet will be provided by the plane's own country's telecommunications service provider, rather than Nepal's.
Ambar Sthapit explains, "This means that a network of service providers from other nations will be able to operate on our skies." For example, Lufthansa Airlines will offer internet via a German telecom provider, whereas Air India will offer internet through an Indian telecom operator, and so on.
Following India and Afghanistan, Nepal has become the third SAARC country to allow in-flight internet.
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