The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on January 17, 2022 has issued guidelines for grant of Unified License (Virtual Network Operators).
The following was stated namely: –
- The applicant must be an Indian company, registered under the Companies Act, 2013 (or a partnership firm or an organized registered under Shop and Establishment Act or a legal person for Access Services Category B)
- One Applicant can have only one Unified License(VNO). The applicant can apply for authorization for more than one service and service area subject to fulfillment of all the conditions of entry simultaneously or separately at different time. The tenure of such authorization will run concurrently with the Unified License (VNO).
- A one-time non-refundable Entry Fee for authorization of each Service and service area shall be payable before signing of license agreement and thereafter for each additional authorization.
- If at any time, any averments made or information furnished for obtaining the license is found incorrect, the application and the license if granted thereto on the basis of such application, may invite penalties and/or cancellation as may be deemed fit by the Licensor.