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Commission implementing Decision C (2013) 7491 on MCA services adopted on 12/11/2013

12 November 2013

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION 2013/654/EU amending Commission Decision 2008/294/EC to include additional access technologies and frequency bands for mobile communications services on aircraft (MCA services).

The Commission adopted new rules allowing UMTS2100 (3G) and LTE1800 (4G) to be used by passengers on board aircraft in addition to the GSM band. This means passengers will now be able to use their mobile terminals for broadband services, such as internet access on MCA equipped aircraft.