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NELCO gets in-flight, maritime connectivity licence from DoT The Hindu Business Line,6 March, 2019

Tatanet Services Ltd (TNSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nelco Limited (NELCO), has won a licence from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to provide in-flight and maritime connectivity (IFMC) services.

The company is in talks with Department of Space (DoS) and ISRO to further augment its satellite infrastructure to offer high quality IFMC services.

This licence (authorization) was granted under the flight & maritime connectivity rules 2018, announced by the Central Government, the company said in a statement.

“The licence for IFMC services will now make it possible for people to access high-quality broadband Internet services and make voice calls while flying in Indian airspace and sailing in Indian waters, in the same manner that they do while at home or office,” said P J Nath, MD & CEO at NELCO.

NELCO has ground infrastructure and satellite coverage over India and currently serves the business-critical needs of various users like ATMs, petrol pumps, bank branches, offshore rigs for oil & gas exploration among others.

NELCO, a Tata enterprise, was started in 194