Jul 01, 2017

Amendment to the Unified Licence Agreement

The DoT has, by way of notification dated June 23, 2017, amended the unified license in respect of the ‘Technical and Operating Conditions’ for ASP. Pursuant to the amendment, the Telecom Service Provider (‘TSPs’) can deploy any of its equipments anywhere in India (whereas earlier the TSPs could only deploy the IP based Next Generation Network, Media Gateway Controller, Soft Switch: (i) within the geographical boundaries of any of the authorised service area, provided the TSP had Access Services authorisation, or (ii) anywhere in India, if the TSPs had authorisation for National Long Distance (‘NLD’)/International Long Distance (‘ILD’) service), subject to interconnection points being located and operated in the service areas for inter operator, inter service area, NLD and ILD calls and meeting security conditions as mentioned in the licence. Further, the amendment has also deleted the requirement to intimate the DoT of the commissioning of the abovementioned equipment.




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