The Infrastructure Providers Category-I or the IP-1 are Infrastructure Providers setting avail assets such as the following after gaining the requisite IP1 registration license in India:
This article will discuss the revised guidelines for the Infrastructure Providers Category I registration (IP-I license). The DoT license is essential for many Business enterprises devoted to the Telecom Business. Let us assess these guidelines one by one.
1. Corporate Nature of the Applicant
The DoT License applicant must be a Company registered under the Companies
Act of 2013.
2. Foreign Equity for the Applicant Company
The DoT puts no restriction on the level of Foreign Equity, and the applicant company can invite into its enterprise.
3. Application Filing
The applicant company must submit the IP-1 registration application per the DoT prescribed format.
4. Right of Way
The applicant must make its arrangement for the Right of Way or ROW.
5. Change in Nomenclature
The applicant can reflect the change in its applicant company name or the licensed IP-I as per the provisions under the Companies Act of 2013.
6. DoT Responsibility to the Applicant
The DoT must inform the applicant company of the approval or rejection of the IP-! License application within 15 days of its submission. The applicant can challenge the delay of the Authoritycant in a Tribunal.
7. Limit on the Number of Entrants
The IP-I registration must be on a non-exclusive basis. It must be without any restriction on the number of entrants.
8. Equipment Provisions to the Telecom Licensees
The IP-I company must provide the following equipment on a lease, rent, or sales basis to the telecom services licensees on mutually agreed terms:
The IP-I company must provide for the use of infrastructure in a non-discriminatory manner to every capable TSP in India.
9. Submission of the Deed between IP-1 and other TSPs
The IP-I company must submit a deed copy it enters into with the other service providers or the IP category II service provider to the DOT within 15 days of the agreement signing.
10. IP-1 License Processing Fee
The IP-1 license applicant must pay a processing fee attached to the application. The amount of processing fee is Rs. 5,000/-. The requisite amount can be paid in any of the following forms:
The payment must be addressed in New Delhi in the name of the Pay & Accounts Officer (Headquarters) of the DOT. The licensing fee is non-refundable for any reason.
11. Application Submission to the Authority
The applicant must submit the IP1 license application to the Section Officer, CS-III, Department of Telecommunications at the following address:
Room No. 713, Sanchar Bhavan, 20-Ashok Road, New Delhi-110 001.
Revised Documentation Checklist for IP1 License Registration
The IP1 license applicant in India must submit the following documents along with the application for IP-I Registration:
o Demand Draft
o Pay Order
o Company Secretary
o Statutory Auditors
o Indian Equity
o Foreign Equity Direct
o Foreign Equity Indirect
o Equity Holders
o Resident Indian Citizens
o Foreign Nationals
For further information on the DoT IP-1 license registration in India, connect with the Telecom Experts at Registrationwala.
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