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Get Demonstration License by WPC

As per the directives of Wireless Planning and Coordination wing, those who want to own certain radio and wireless equipment for demonstrated purposes, need to do so after obtaining the permission from the WPC. The permission is known as the Demonstration License

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Demonstration License Process

Step 1
Furnish Documents
Step 2
Application filing
Step 3
Wait for application's analysis
Step 4
Obtain the Import License

What is Demonstration License in India?

A Demonstration License or a Demonstration certificate is a non-network License that the Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing of the Department of Telecommunications issues to those seeking to possess wireless or radio-frequency-based products. 

This license is valid for a short period of time and is not extendable. This license is purely for demonstration purposes of spectrum-based telecom products.

The demonstrations of such products are done for marketing the newly adopted spectrum based band products in the telecom sector.

The demonstration license is generally provided by the regional offices located in all the major metropolitan cities in the country. A demonstration license is only issued to those with Dealer Possession licenses.

This article details the entire registration process of a demonstration license to the reader. If you possess a Dealer Possession License, reach out to registration if you want to demonstrate the products. 

Eligibility Criteria for Demonstration License in India

The following are the pre-conditions that must be satisfied by the applicant before filing for the demonstration license registration:

  • The license is provided for all the spectrum bands, including new, unallocated, unallotted, unassigned, unsold, unused bands, and others as may be feasible, enabling international market access opportunities for Indian entities.
  • The DoT issue two kinds of Demonstration licenses- indoor and outdoor demonstration licenses.
  • Only Indian entities can apply for license registration (both kinds).
  • The indoor license is issued for demonstrating finished goods, including spectrum Non-radiating / very low power radiating telecom products.
  • The Outdoor license is issued for demonstrating finished products, including spectrum radiating telecom products.
  • A separate demonstration license, on a non-­interference and non-protection basis for a maximum period of one month at one place, is not required if the applicant is holding the following telecom licenses:
    • Experimental and Technology Trials License
    • Manufacturing & Testing License
    • Any authorized Indian trader with a valid Dealer Possession License

Documents required for Demonstration License in India

Following are the documents required which must be submitted online with the certificate registration application:

  • Certificate of Incorporation of the applicant company.
  • Certified copy of the Memorandum of Association (MoA) of the applicant company.
  • Certified copy of the Articles of Association (AoA) of the applicant company.
  • Copy of Dealer Possession license of the applicant company
  • Technical literature/specification of the equipment being used in the demonstration.
  • Brief description of the activity(s) to be undertaken at the demonstration site.
  • Setup diagram of the two-be demonstrated product.
  • Any other relevant documents as required by the authority.

Process for getting Demonstration License in India

To encourage spectrum based applications and for demonstration and testing requirements, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing (WPC) launched the initiative to facilitate online license processing for spectrum use to conduct demonstrations of the telecom products.

Following is the procedure for getting a Demonstration license in India:

  • Compile the requisite documents.
  • Draft the license registration application.
  • File the online application along with the required documents.
  • Submit the application.
  • Download the decision letter issued by the DoT.
  • The required license will then be issued to the applicant after he/she submits the following documents:

Ø  Payment of License fee and royalty (if applicable).

Ø  Copy of AIP/decision letter

Ø  Copy of Invoice of equipment/ particulars of the equipment used in the demonstration.

Licensing fee

For both kinds of licenses, indoor and outdoor, the license registration fee is five thousand rupees. No additional royal charges are required. All the devices working in a spectrum will be umbrellaed under one license.

License validity

The validity of the demonstration license for both kinds is of three months. This license validity cannot be extended. Therefore, the license holder cannot file for license renewal.

Restrictions by the DoT

  • The demonstration license must be issued on a non-interference and non-protection basis.
  • The indoor demonstration license is restricted to an indoor environment in a non-radiating or very low-power radiating mode.
  • No commercial services must be provided by using the outdoor demonstration license.
  • The demonstration license must have the necessary permission(s) to import wireless products, assemblies, modules, and associated accessories operating in both licensed and license-exempt bands. Such imported products shall not be for commercial use or sales.
  • The license holder must comply with the stocking and reporting requirements for which no separate Dealer Possession license is required.

Our assistance in getting you Demonstration License in India

If you want to get a demonstration license for your chosen spectrum based product(s), you can connect with Registrationwala. Registrationwlaa provides you with a pool Telecom related expert services who assist you in the registration process of the demonstration license.

We have been providing legal services to our clients in the telecom sector for ages. The telecom experts at our disposal ensure a time and cost-effective approach in getting the required telecom license registered.

Registrationwala provides end-to-end assistance in providing you with the required license. Our services include:

  • Document preparation
  • Application filing
  • Conducting department follow up
  • Dealing with discrepancies
  • Granting the required license

Connect with Registrationwala to know more about the demonstration license registration process.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs About Demonstration License

Q.1) What is a demonstration license?

A. A Demonstration License is a non-network License that the Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing of the Department of Telecommunications issues to those seeking to possess wireless or radio-frequency-based products for demonstration purposes.

Q.2) What are the types of demonstration licenses?

A. There are two kinds of demonstration license:

-Indoor license: issued for demonstrating finished goods, including spectrum Non-radiating very low power radiating telecom products.

-Outdoor license: issued for demonstrating finished products, including spectrum radiating telecom products.

Q.3). What are the prerequisites for applying for a demonstration license registration?

A. The applicant for license registration must possess a Dealer Possession License or a Non-Dealer Possession license. If not, they must apply for them before applying for the license.

Q.4) In which case a demonstration certificate is not required?

A. A separate certification, on a non-­interference and non-protection basis for a maximum period of one month at one place, is not required if the applicant is holding the following telecom licenses:

-Experimental and Technology Trials License

-Manufacturing & Testing License

-Any authorized Indian trader with a valid Dealer Possession License

Q.5) What are restrictions to be observed in case of a Demonstration license?

A. Restrictions to be observed by a licensed holder:

-The license must be issued on a non-interference and non-protection basis.

-The indoor demonstration license is restricted to an indoor environment in a non-radiating or very low power radiating mode.

-No commercial services must be provided by using the outdoor demonstration license.

-The demonstration license must have the necessary permission(s) to import wireless products, assemblies, modules, and associated accessories operating in both licensed and license-exempt bands. Such imported products shall not be for commercial use or sales.

-The license holder must comply with the stocking and reporting requirements for which no separate Dealer Possession license is required. 

Q.6) Can a demonstration license be renewed?

A. The validity of a demonstration license for both kinds is three months. This license validity cannot be extended. Therefore, the license holder cannot file for license renewal.

Q.7). What is the validity of a demonstration license?

A. The validity of a license for both kinds is three months. It is not extendable in any case.

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