Infrastructure provider category- I (IP- I)
For IP-I the applicant company is required to be registered only. No license is issued for IP-I. Companies registered as IP-I can provide assets such as Dark Fibre, Right of Way, Duct space and Tower. This was opened to private sector with effect from 13.08.2000. All Indian registered companies are eligible to apply. There is no restriction on foreign equity and number of entrants. There is no entry fee and no bank guarantee. The applicant company is required to pay Rs. 5000/- as processing fee along with the application
Infrastructure provider category- II (IP- II)
An IP-II license can lease / rent out /sell end to end bandwidth i.e. digital transmission capacity capable to carry a message. This was opened to private sector with effect from 13.08.2000. All Indian registered companies are eligible to apply. However, the foreign equity of the applicant company should not exceed 74%. The applicant company is required to pay Rs. 10,000/- as processing fee along with the application. There is no entry fee for IP-II. However, a Performance Bank Guarantees of Rs. 1000/- Millions is required to be submitted before signing the license agreement. There is no restriction on number of player. The license is valid for 20 Years from the date of license agreement.
(Issuance of IP-II Licence has been discontinued w.e.f. 14.12.05)
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