But the TRAI’s recommendation about induction of foreign satellites and foreign gateways was not accepted. The Secretary clarified: "There had been an earlier committee of secretaries meeting that decided that it should be an Indian satellite or a Department of Space approved satellite and the gateway should be in India."
She added: "We have to create a separate category of licensee, called In-Flight Connectivity Provider. This will also be applicable for ships. Re 1 will be the token licence fee. It is applicable above 3,000 metres."
Now the recommendations will go to the Cabinet for approval.