Localised mobile communication services on aircraft
Ofcom has set out new regulations enabling airline passengers to use mobile devices, with 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, on-board aircraft, without the need for a wireless telegraphy licence, if certain standards and requirements are met.
Under these regulations, passengers can use their devices without causing interference to land mobile networks. Passengers would connect to an aircraft base transceiver station, and the network control unit would ensure that Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service networks in the 900 MHz and 2100 MHz frequency bands would be not interfered with. Read more here.