Internet Services

S.No. Title Download Dated
18 List of ISP Authorization under Unified License as on December 2016 Download (261.3 KB) application/pdf 20.02.2017
17 Policy regarding grant of extension to submit compliance of letter of Intent(LOI) for Intenet Service Provider (ISP) authorisation under Unified License(UL) Download (28.83 KB) application/pdf 31.01.2017
16 List of ISP Licenses upto 30.06.2016 Download (79.47 KB) application/pdf 30.06.2016
15 List of ISP Authorizations under Unified License upto 30.06.2016 Download (475.79 KB) application/pdf 30.06.2016
14 List of ISP Authorizations under Unified License upto 31.03.2016 Download (169.62 KB) application/pdf 31.03.2016
13 List of ISP Licenses upto 31.03.2016 Download (86.46 KB) application/pdf 31.03.2016
12 Broadband policy, 2004 Download (318.72 KB) application/pdf Not Availble
11 Format for Broadband and Internet Subscriber reports from ISPs (w.e.f. 11.08 2010) Format Download (103.31 KB) application/pdf 11.08.2010
10 Amendment of Licence Agreement For provision of internet Services to incorporate the terms and conditions of Notice applications(NIA)for "Auction of 3G & BWA Spectrum" vide No.11014/13/2008-PP dated 25.02.2010 Download (160.46 KB) application/pdf 25.02.2010
9 Expansion of time for Security Certification of Telecom Equipment within India in respect of License amendment dated 03.06.2011 for security related concerns for expansion of Telecom Services in varios zones of the country Download (31.02 KB) application/pdf Not Availble
8 List of Companies authorized to provide ISP services (as on 31.12.2014) Download (57.56 KB) application/pdf 31.12.2014
7 List of Unified License having ISP Authorization as on 31.12.2014 Download (50 KB) application/pdf 31.12.2014
6 List of UL having authorization for internet services as on 31.3.2015 Download (67.56 KB) application/pdf 31.03.2015
5 List of ISP's authorized to provide internet services as on 31.3.2015 Download (48.49 KB) application/pdf 31.03.2015
4 List of ISP's authorized to provide internet services as on 30.06.2015 Download (119.72 KB) application/pdf 30.06.2015
3 List of UL having authorization for Internet Services as on 30.06.2015 Download (298.34 KB) application/pdf 30.06.2015
2 Policy Regarding grant of extension to submit compliance of LOI for ISP Authorization under Unified License Download (205.68 KB) application/pdf Not Availble
1 List of ISP Licenses (Inclusive of Expired and Renewed as on 31.12.2015) Download (92.91 KB) application/pdf 31.12.2015

Licensing of Internet Services

How to apply for an ISP License

1. Internet services were launched in India on 15th August, 1995 by Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited. In November, 1998, the Government opened up the sector for providing Internet services by private operators. A liberal licensing regime was put in place with a view to increase Internet penetration across the country. The New Telecom Policy 1999 envisaged opening up of internet Telephony where upon Government decided to permit ISPs to process and carry voice signals (Restricted Internet Telephony) with effect from 1st April 2002.

2.  In the year 2007, the Government decided to issue a single licence under ISP guidelines dated 24.08.07 which permits restricted Internet Telephony for the ISPs under the Internet Service License.

3.  Guideline for Unified License (UL) was issued on 19th August 2013. As per UL Guidelines, the authorization for provision of Internet Services is granted under Unified License (UL). The applicant company has to apply for Unified License with authorization for Internet Services.

4.  Under the Unified License, there are three Categories of authorizations for Internet Services namely Category 'A', 'B' and 'C'. The details are available in the UL Guidelines on DoT website under the Caption 'Unified License'. The Entry conditions are as below

Service

Minimum Equity (Rs. Cr.)

Minimum Networth (Rs. Cr.)

Entry Fee  (Rs. Cr.)

PBG (Rs. Cr.)

FBG (Rs. Cr.)

  Application Processing Fee

(Rs..cr)

ISP "A" (National Area)

Nil

Nil

0.300

2.000

0.100

0.005

ISP "B" (Telecom circle/Metro Area)

Nil

Nil

0.020

0.100

0.010

0.0015

ISP "C" (SSA)

Nil

Nil

0.002

0.005

0.001

0.001

5. The detail Terms and Conditions of the UL (Internet Service) are available on DoT website under the caption 'Unified License'.

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