VSAT

S.No. Title Download Dated
15 Amendment in INSAT MSS-R licence regarding Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) -Caps and routes in Telecom sector Download (116.71 KB) application/pdf 05.12.2013
14 Amendment in Commercial VSAT licence( migrated to NTP-99) regarding Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)-Caps and routes in Telecom Sector. Download (83.33 KB) application/pdf 05.12.2013
13 Amendment in Captive Vsat licence regarding Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) -Caps and routes in Telecom sector. Download (77.29 KB) application/pdf 05.12.2013
12 Amendment in Commercial VSAT licence( migrated to NTP-99) regarding Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)-Caps and routes in Telecom Secto Download (80.15 KB) application/pdf 05.12.2013
11 FDI Amendments dated 5th July 2007 for Captive VSAT Download (82.92 KB) application/pdf 05.07.2007
10 FDI Amendments dated 5th July 2007 for Commercial VSAT migrated to NTP 99 Download (84.42 KB) application/pdf 05.07.2007
9 FDI Amendments dated 5th July 2007 for Commercial VSAT under NTP 99 Download (83.34 KB) application/pdf 05.07.2007
8 Amended Guideline dated 06th July 2006 for VSAT License 06.07.2006
7 Amendment dated 29th May 2006 in Commercial VSAT License migrated under NTP99 Download (71.33 KB) application/pdf 29.05.2006
6 Amendment dated 29th May 2006 in Commercial VSAT License under NTP99 Download (71.43 KB) application/pdf 29.05.2006
5 Amendment dated 29th May 2006 in Captive VSAT License Download (72.36 KB) application/pdf 29.05.2006
4 Amendment dated 25th February 2005 in License agreement for captive VSAT dated Download (18.1 KB) application/pdf 25.02.2005
3 Amendment dated 25th February 2005 to License agreement for commercial VSAT Download (18.64 KB) application/pdf 25.02.2005
2 Amendment dated 31st December 2004 to commercial VSAT license Download (17.27 KB) application/pdf 31.12.2004
1 Amendment dated 3rd March 2004 to License agreement for commercial VSAT Download (17.41 KB) application/pdf 03.03.2004

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 applicantsto 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 ofIndia.

There are two types of CUG VSAT licenses : (i) Commercial CUG VSATlicense and (ii) Captive CUG VSAT license. The commercial VSAT service provider can offer the service on commercial basis to the subscribers by setting up a number of Closed 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.
  • The VSAT network shall comply with Technical parameters as specified in TEC Interface Requirements No. IR/VST-08/02.DEC.2003 and its subsequent issues / amendments.
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