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Europe establishes inflight mobile phone standards
The European Commission yesterday adopted a set of measures to harmonize technical and licensing requirements for the use of mobile phones onboard aircraft across the EU's 27 member states.
"Pan-European telecom services, such as inflight mobile telephony, need a regulatory 'one-stop shop' to operate throughout Europe," Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding said, stressing she expects "operators to be transparent and innovative in their price offerings."