FDI Policy in Telecom

  • FDI policy for the Telecom Sector is as under:

    Sr. No. Sector/Activity FDI Cap/ Equity Entry route Other Conditions


    Telecom Services (including Telecom Infrastructure Providers Category – I)

    All telecom services including Telecom Infrastructure Providers Category-I, viz. Basic, Cellular, Unified Access Services, Unified license(Access services),Unified License, National/ International Long Distance, Commercial V-Sat, Public Mobile Radio Trunked Services (PMRTS), Global Mobile Personal Communications Services (GMPCS), All types of ISP licences, Voice Mail/Audiotex/UMS, Resale of IPLC, Mobile Number Portability services, Infrastructure Provider Category – I (providing dark fibre, right of way, duct space, tower) except Other Service Providers.


     100 %

    Automatic upto 49%.


    FIPB beyond 49%.

    subject to observance of by licensee as well as investors as notified by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) from time to time:

    Press Note No. 6 2013 Series) dated 22.08.2013(322.24 KB)


    Standard Operating procedure for Scrutiny of FDI cases in DoT



    Click here for Standard Operating Procedure for Scrutiny of FDI


    Disposed FDI cases



    Status as on 28.02.2018 Click Here

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