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3)What do you understand by mobile communication on aircraft (MCA)  and onboard connectivity (OBC). Discuss their benefits and various concerns associated with these technologies. (250 words)

Topic: Investment models. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievement of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

3)What do you understand by mobile communication on aircraft (MCA)  and onboard connectivity (OBC). Discuss their benefits and various concerns associated with these technologies. (250 words)

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Why this question

Recently TRAI gave approval of deploying mobile communication on aircraft (MCA)  and onboard connectivity (OBC) on all class of air-flights. This will have huge benefits for businesses and consumers alike. However, there is a difference between the two and there are certain issues involved. The question is related to GS-3 syllabus under the following heading- Investment models. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievement of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to give a brief description of the two given technologies, their benefits and also discuss various concerns regarding their deployment and use.

Directive word

Discuss- we have to write in length about all the core demands of the question- description of terms, discussion on benefits and concerns involved.

 

Structure of the answer

Introduction- mention the recent TRAI approval for mobile communication on aircraft (MCA)  and onboard connectivity and also the concerned ministries welcome of the approval.

Body-

  • Describe MCA (be brief and concise)
  • Describe OBC
  • Discuss the benefits under two subheadings;consumers and businesses.
  • Discuss the concerns revolving around them. E.g 3000 metre restriction for MCA, need for a satellite gateway in order to allay India’s security apprehensions, lack of regulations,  noise pollution etc.

Conclusion- present your conclusion for the given technologies in the form of an approval but with certain safeguards.