Unified License

  • National Telecom Policy - 2012 recognizes that the evolution from analog to digital technology has facilitated the conversion of voice, data and video to the digital form. Increasingly, these are now being rendered through single networks bringing about a convergence in networks, services and also devices. Hence, it is now imperative to move towards convergence between various services, networks, platforms, technologies and overcome the existing segregation of licensing, registration and regulatory mechanisms in these areas to enhance affordability, increase access, delivery of multiple services and reduce cost.

    Further, it envisages providing secure, reliable, affordable and high quality converged telecommunication services anytime, anywhere for an accelerated inclusive socio-economic development. One of the objectives of the National Telecom policy-2012 is "Strive to create One Nation - One License" across services and service areas.

    2. After considering the recommendations of TRAI for Unified Licenses, the Government has decided to grant Unified License (UL). The basic features of UL are as follows:-

    (i)The allocation of spectrum is delinked from the licenses and has to be obtained separately as per prescribed procedure. At present, spectrum in 800/900/1800/2100/2300/2500 MHz band is allocated through bidding process. For all other services and usages like Public Mobile Radio Trunking Service (PMRTS), the allocation of spectrum and charges thereof shall be as prescribed by Wireless and Planning and Co-ordination wing of Department of Telecommunications from time to time.

    (ii)Authorisation under Unified License comprises for any one or more services listed below:

    a. Unified License (All Services)

    b. Access Service (Service Area-wise)

    c. Internet Service (Category-A with All India jurisdiction)

    d. Internet Service (Category-B with jurisdiction in a Service Area)

    e. Internet Service (Category-C with jurisdiction in a Secondary Switching Area)

    f. National Long Distance (NLD) Service

    g. International Long Distance (ILD) Service

    h. Global Mobile Personal Communication by Satellite (GMPCS) Service

    i. Public Mobile Radio Trunking Service (PMRTS) Service

    j. Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Closed User Group (CUG) Service

    k. INSAT MSS-Reporting (MSS-R) Service

    l. Resale of International private Leased Circuit (IPLC) Service

    Authorisation for Unified License (All Services) would however cover all services listed at para 2(ii) (b) in all service areas, 2 (ii) (c), 2(ii) (f) to 2(ii) (l) above.

    3. The broad guidelines for grant of Unified License have also been announced.

S. No. Title Download Dated
51 Amendment in Unified License Agreement for WOL Download (314.86 KB) application/pdf 02.11.2016
50 List of applications UL(VNO)- Category B- LoI Issued Download (1.21 MB) application/pdf 05.10.2016
49 Amendment in Unified License Agreement Download (134.07 KB) application/pdf 26.08.2016
48 List of ISP Authorizations under Unified License upto 30.06.2016 Download (475.79 KB) application/pdf 24.08.2016
47 List of ISP Licenses upto 31.06.2016 Download (79.47 KB) application/pdf 24.08.2016
46 Amendment to Unified License regarding Franchise Download (168.74 KB) application/pdf 10.08.2016
45 Amendment in M&A guidelines for suspension during Auction of Spectrum Download (117.61 KB) application/pdf 10.08.2016
44 Amendment to Unified License Agreement in respect of Provision of Service Download (384.88 KB) application/pdf 03.08.2016
43 Guidelines for Grant of Unified License (Virtual Network Operators) Category B for Access Service Authorization-Amendment Download (143.45 KB) application/pdf 30.07.2016
42 Guidelines for Grant of Unified License (Virtual Network Operators) Category B for Access Service Authorization Download (617.21 KB) application/pdf 05.07.2016


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