VSAT & Satellite Communication

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28 List of Licenses for Captive CUG VSAT Services as on 30-04-2015 Download (26.5 KB) application/pdf 01.05.2015
27 List of Licenses for Commercial CUG VSAT Services as on 30-04-2015 Download (16.73 KB) application/pdf 01.05.2015
26 List of VSAT CUG service authorization under Unified License as on 30..04.2015 Download (34.34 KB) application/pdf 01.05.2015
25 List of VSAT CUG service authorization under Unified License as on 31-12-2014 Download (28.69 KB) application/pdf 31.12.2014
24 List of Licenses for Commercial CUG VSAT Services as on 31-12-2014 Download (28.97 KB) application/pdf 31.12.2014
23 List of Licenses for Captive CUG VSAT Services as on 31-12-2014 Download (31.16 KB) application/pdf 31.12.2014
22 List of Captive Network Permisions as on 31-12-2014 Download (29.9 KB) application/pdf 31.12.2014
21 MONTHLY OPERATION REPORT FROM DTH OPERATOR Download (271.32 KB) application/pdf 29.09.2014
20 MONTHLY OPERATION REPORT FROM DSNG OPERATOR Download (261.74 KB) application/pdf 29.09.2014
19 MONTHLY OPERATION REPORT FROM BROADCASTER/TELEPORT OPERATOR Download (272.16 KB) application/pdf 29.09.2014
18 Amendment with respect to Licence Fee (LF) - regd Download (52.66 KB) application/pdf 29.06.2012
17 Template Download (222.15 KB) application/pdf 03.06.2011
16 Commercial VSAT Licence (old) amendment Download (1.54 MB) application/pdf 03.06.2011
15 Commercial VSAT Licence (new) amendment Download (1.56 MB) application/pdf 03.06.2011
14 Captive VSAT Licence Amendment Download (1.52 MB) application/pdf 03.06.2011
13 Template agreement for VSAT & MSS-R licensees Download (273.5 KB) application/msword 25.08.2010
12 Amendment to Captive CUG VSAT Licence Agreement for security related concerns for expansion of Telecomm Services in various zones of the country Download (1.87 MB) application/pdf 25.08.2010
11 Amendment to Commercial CUG VSAT (New) Licence Agreement for security related concerns for expansion of Telecomm Services in various zones of the country Download (1.89 MB) application/pdf 25.08.2010
10 Amendment to Captive CUG VSAT (Old) Licence Agreement for security related concerns for expansion of Telecomm Services in various zones of the country Download (1.86 MB) application/pdf 25.08.2010
9 Amendments / Instructions for Security Clearance for telecom equipment / software in respect of VSAT and INSAT MSS-R service licences. Download (515.14 KB) application/pdf Not Availble
8 Amendment in Commercial CUG VSAT licence clarifying definition of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) Download (63 KB) application/msword Not Availble
7 Guidelines and Application form for Captive & Commercial VSAT License (September,2009) Download (191.5 KB) application/msword Not Availble
6 Draft Captive VSAT License (05th July 2007) Download (241.83 KB) application/pdf Not Availble
5 Format for Commercial VSAT Licence (September,2009) Download (271.5 KB) application/msword Not Availble
4 Directions to Commercial CUG VSAT operators dated 17 November 2006 regarding setting up Consumer Redressal Mechanism Download (84.18 KB) application/pdf Not Availble
3 List of VSAT Services Providers Download (33 KB) application/msword Not Availble
2 Guidelines / Instructions to Telecom/Broadcast/MSS Service Providers For Satellite Communications Download (121 KB) application/msword Not Availble
1 List of new Commercial VSAT licencees Download (86.38 KB) application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document Not Availble

The New Telecom Policy 1999 envisages grant of license on non-exclusive basis to Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) service providers for a period of 20 years extendable one time by 10 years. Accordingly, licenses are issued to applicants to establish, install, operate and maintain VSAT Closed Users Group (CUG) Domestic Data Network service via INSAT Satellite System on non- exclusive basis within territorial boundary of India.

There are two types of CUG VSAT licenses:

  1. Commercial CUG VSAT license and
  2. Captive CUG VSAT license. The commercial VSAT service provider can offer the service on commercial basis to the subscribers by setting up a number ofClosed User Groups (CUGs) whereas in the captive VSAT service only one CUG can be set up for the captive use of the licensee.

The applicant must be an Indian company, registered under the Indian Companies Act'1956. The Licensee shall ensure that the total foreign equity in the LICENSEE Company does not, at any time during the entire LICENCE PERIOD, exceed prescribed cap for FDI of the total paid up equity. Investment in the equity of the applicant company by an NRI/OCB/International Funding Agencies is to be counted towards its foreign equity.

The salient features of the CUG VSAT licenses are:

  • The scope of the service is to provide data connectivity between various sites scattered within territorial boundary of India via INSAT Satellite System using Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs). However, these sites should form part of a Closed User Group (CUG).
  • The intent of this LICENCE is not to grant long distance carrier rights.
  • PSTN connectivity is not permitted.
  • TheVSAT networkshall complywith Technical parameters as specified in TEC Interface Requirements No. IR/VST-08/02.DEC.2003 and itssubsequentissues / amendments.
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