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In 2018, the Department of Telecommunications notified the Flight and Maritime Connectivity rules. As per it, flights and ships now will have voice and data services. But to provide such services, you need maritime approval. That’s where Registrationwala steps in to help you.

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Maritime Approval Process

Step 1
Documentation
Step 2
Application filing
Step 3
Application Assessment
Step 4
Meeting the general monetary requirements
Step 5
Grant of Maritime approval.

What is Maritime approval?

Maritime Approval is the authorization to provide voice and data services on ships and flights. Once you obtain this approval from the Department of Telecommunication, you become an IFMC service provider.

In 2018, the Department of Telecommunications notified the Flight and Maritime Connectivity rules. As per those rules, flights and ships now will have voice and data services. But to provide such services, you need maritime approval.

The rules of IFMC are as follows:

  • As per the rules, only licensed service providers get the permission to provide telecom services in aircraft and ships.
  • The goal of IFMC is to provide telecommunication services to general public travelling on ships and aircrafts.
  • Only Indian satellite can be utilized to provide maritime connectivity services.

4.       If the satellite is foreign, ISRO or Indian Space Research Organization has to approve it first. 

Eligibility Criteria

Following eligibility criteria should be met if you want to acquire the maritime approval license:

  • You should be the holder of ISP category A License
  • You should be a holder of NLD License or a commercial VSAT CUG Service License
  • You should have a satellite gateway on earth station within the service area of the above license

Following types of companies are eligible for providing IFMC services in India.

  • For in-flight connectivity, the company should either be an Indian airline company or a foreign airline company with permission to enter Indian airspace.
  • For maritime connectivity, the company should be either be shipping or a foreign shipping company whose vessels and ships have the permission to port or traverse the Indian territorial waters. 

Documents required for maritime approval from DOT

Following documents are required for getting maritime approval from DOT:

1.       Copy of Certificate of incorporation

2.       Copy of MOA and AOA

3.       Net worth certificate

4.       Copy of ISP License Agreement

5.       NLD License agreement

6.       Copy of agreement of establishing the satellite gateway

Procedure of obtaining Maritime approval from DOT

The following process has to be followed to obtain the maritime approval:

1.       Documentation

2.       Application filing offline to the Under Secretary of Department of Telecommunication

3.       Assessment of application and documents

4.       Meeting the general monetary requirements

5.       Grant of Maritime approval.

How can we help?

Registrationwala provides end to end assistance for maritime approval. Our services entail:

1.       Application filing

2.       Documentation

3.       Department follow-up

4.       And other services pertaining to getting you the maritime approval.

Thus, if you really want to become an IFMC service provider – facilitating people of ships and flights with internet connectivity – contact Registrationwala. 

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