NELCO partners Panasonic to launch Aero IFC service

Nelco is the first Indian company to launch Aero In-Flight Communication (IFC) services in India, marking the beginning of a new era of Wi-Fi on aircrafts in Indian skies.

The company has partnered Panasonic Avionics to launch Aero In-Flight Communication (IFC) services in India. With the launch of these services, it will be possible for international aircrafts flying over India as well as domestic airlines to offer broadband internet services to its passengers on board.

Further, it gives an opportunity for airlines to differentiate with others, enhance passenger experience, drive passenger loyalty, open up additional onboard revenue streams and optimize flight operations.

Speaking on the launch, PJ Nath, MD & CEO, NELCO said, “We are delighted that Nelco is spearheading in providing the long awaited Aero IFC services in the country, marking the beginning of a new chapter in passenger services for the aviation sector in India. We are also very happy that we have forged a partnership with Panasonic Avionics in serving their customers. We foresee a great opportunity for growth in the IFC services in the country in the coming years and intend to be a leader in this market.”

Speaking on this new development, Ken Sain, Chief Executive Officer, Panasonic Avionics said, “Becoming the first satellite communications provider to offer services over India is a major milestone for Panasonic. We are delighted to be partnering with Nelco and are proud to offer our valued customers the ability to change the way people stay connected inflight, at sea and in remote locations around the world.”

In December 2018, the Government of India announced the licenses for In-Flight and Maritime Communications (IFMC) that allows broadband internet services while flying over the Indian skies and sailing in Indian waters, both for international and Indian aircrafts and vessels. Nelco obtained the IFMC licence and is the first Indian company to enable communication services for both maritime and airlines sectors in India.

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