The government had issued the ‘Guidelines for Captive Non-Public Network (CNPN) license’ on June 21, 2022, aimed at establishing the legal framework for CNPNs. The guidelines provides that the enterprises seeking to establish CNPN may obtain spectrum on lease from Telecom Service Providers or directly from DoT. Enterprises having net-worth more than Rs. 100 Crores and willing to set up CNPNs by obtaining spectrum directly from DoT were invited to participate in this exercise.
On August 10, 2022, DoT had launched a module on Saralsanchar portal, https://saralsanchar.gov.in. for carrying out the demand studies.
The details could be submitted on the portal till September 9, 2022. The deadline has now been extended. “In continuation to earlier Office Memorandum no. L-14010/04/2022-NTG dated 09.09.2022, the Competent Authority has decided to re-open the module on Saral Sanchar portal for carrying out the demand studies from 30.09.2022 to 14.10.2022. The portal may be accessed at: https://saralsanchar.gov.in,” the DoT said in an order issued on September 30.