Other Public Mobile Radio Systems
4.1 Airline Telephone Network for Public Air–Ground Communication
In 1993 ETSI RES 5 submitted a standard for the Terrestrial Flight Telephone System (TFTS), specifying the radio interface and the interfaces to public telecommunications networks. At the same time the European Airlines Electronic Committee (EAEC) speciﬁed the airline equipment and interfaces to cabin facilities. Commercial operations began in 1994. In July 1994, after inviting international tenders, the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications granted a licence to DeTeMobil for the operation of TFTS. DeTeMobil was to supply radio coverage to all airspace up to an altitude of 4500 m....