The key features of the license are: (i) the processing of WNVs as an extension of network operators (hereafter the NSO) or telecommunications service operators, and not the ability to install equipment connected to the network of other NSOs; and (ii) to allow the applicant to apply for the licence at the same time as one or more additional services, such as Internet services. Some important requirements under the revised guidelines for granting a new licence are: (i) the applicant must be an Indian company, a partnership company or an organization registered under the corresponding Shops and Establishment Act, or a legal entity for the Category B access licence; (ii) an applicant may hold only one certificate; (iii) the applicant`s total participation abroad is subject to the direct investment policy in force abroad; (iv) no limit on the number of WNV licensees per watershed; (v) the following entities in the same watershed should not have a positive interest in each other, directly or indirectly: a) WNV or their proponents, and another SES (other than the NSO parent of the OMV) or its promoter; b) WNV or its promoters and any other WNVs or their promoters authorized to provide access services through the NSO access spectrum. With the notification as of August 31, 2018, the DoT has adopted revised guidelines for the granting of a new category of licenses to Virtual Network Operators (VNO) viz. UL (VNO) Category B. A new application may be made by existing Category B licensees within six weeks of August 31, 2018, otherwise these existing licences will no longer exist. The new licence is valid for 10 years. The total amount of registration fees must be the cumulative amount of registration fees for each authorization, up to a maximum of 75 million euros (approximately $1.01 million). By notification of July 29, 2019, the Department of Telecommunications (`DoT`) has given instructions to all accessable single licensees (uLs), as well as to all licensees of a service access service. The instruction provides that all ULs of the Deputy Director General (Compliance), DoT (hereafter the DDG) in the relevant licensed services sector, contain the details of the Unified License (Virtual Network Operator) (`UL(VNO)) category `B` with which they entered into within 15 days of the date of the agreement. This information includes: (i) the name of the Class B Class B licensee; (ii) districts for which an agreement is reached; (iii) the agree number; (iv) the date of the agreement; and v) the length of the contract. Management also requires LUs to divide the DDG within 15 days of this change in any changes to these regulations. In addition, information on these Category B UL (WNV) licences that provide post-education services with major LUs, as well as their status (active/inactive) must be added to the DDG on 1 January and 2 July each year.
Finally, the instructions require that LUs ensure that the security requirements set out in the licensing agreement and the requirements of law enforcement services are fully met before entering into agreements with UL Class “B” licensees.”