On 11 November 2003, TRAI announced the guidelines for migration to the UASL regime.  An UASL operator has been authorized to provide free services in its own operating sector covering the collection, transport, transmission and transmission of voice and/or non-voice messages on the licensee`s network by providing switching and/or parcel switching devices. Our take: We consider this a missed opportunity for useful uniform license. DTH is a car service, not a content service (unlike a channel) and is not very different from IPTV. There seems to be a lawn issue between the Department of Information Technology and Department I-B. We believe that there should be a clear separation of the content of the promotion, and therefore DTH and IPTV, as well as mobile television should be regulated by the Ministry of Computer Science. – entry fee: for the provision of all services, a non-refundable single entry fee of 15 points should be paid, although licensees can only pay registration fees for certain services. The country was divided into 23 service sectors, 19 telecommunications circles and 4 metro districts for the implementation of Unified Access Services (UAS). – licensees should not have other licenses for services covered by Unified licenses. If the underwriters obtain another licence by purchase or merger, they should merge these licences into uniform licenses. Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has published (pdf) the final licensing agreement for single licenses, which will allow telecommunications companies to offer any form of communication (telephone, internet, broadband and others) via a single license. It also decouples the frequencies of future licenses.
This licence was introduced under the new Telecommunications Directive, which was introduced in June 2012 and is valid for 20 years from the end of the licence, with the possibility of extending it by 10 years thereafter. – Broadcasting: Licensees should not offer a radio or DTH service under this license and apply for a separate licence to offer the same. However, IPTV is allowed. – Cross Ownership Prohibited: No licensee or promoter may participate directly or indirectly in another licensee with a range of entries in the same service area. The exemption granted in the previous Unified Access Service licensing system expires at the expiry of the service license and licensees should meet this requirement within one year of the migration to the single licence. This essentially means that cross-ownership between telecommunications companies is now prohibited, which could affect companies such as Vodafone, which owns 4.4% of Airtel and Reliance Communications, which may have to close their GSM Reliance Telecom arm. 2001: a mobile phone licence offer for a fourth operator was launched in January 2001. The auction took place in three stages.
The fourth licensee had to pay 17 per cent of the turnover in addition to the entrance fee. – Licensing fee: In addition to the registration fee, licensees should pay 8% of their adjusted gross turnover as an annual fee, provided that the licence fee is at least 10% of the registration fee of the service and service area concerned from the second year of the authorization. They would also have to pay spectrum-related charges if the takers receive frequency and space segment charges to the Space Department in the event of satellite service. – FDI investments: licensees should ensure that foreign capital in the company does not exceed 74% of the shares during the entire licence period. Up to 49% are authorized by automatic routes and up to 74% by prior authorization from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). It is interesting to note, however, that last month, the Indian government approved 100% of DL in telecommunications. Our view: licenses should be separated from the spectrum.