TRAI seeks inputs on ease of doing telecom business in India

TRAI chairman
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought inputs from stakeholders on ease of doing telecom business in India.

The last date for providing inputs is 11 April 2017. TRAI will analyze inputs and, if required, take further action for simplification of processes.

Telecom industry stakeholders can send the inputs to Sanjeev Banzal, advisor (Networks, Spectrum and Licensing), TRAI on the email ID [email protected]. Sanjeev Banzal’s is telephone number is +91-11-23210481.

TRAI said the government has taken steps such as adoption of market based spectrum management such as assignment of spectrum through auction, permitting spectrum trading, spectrum sharing and liberalisation of administratively assigned spectrum, unified licensing regime, merger and acquisition guidelines, virtual network operation etc.

TRAI believes that it can further simplify processes in several important areas.

Unified License

# Acquiring Unified License
# Compliance of various general / commercial / technical / financial / operating / commercial conditions
# Adding new authorizations in the UL
# Surrendering any authorization within the scope of UL or surrender of UL
# Compliance of roll-out obligations
# Payment of License Fee, FBG/PBG and the release of bank guarantee, whenever due

Spectrum Allotment and use

# Assignment of spectrum to the successful bidder by WPC
# SACFA clearance process
# Spectrum trading approval process such as settlement of dues etc.
# Spectrum sharing process
# Liberalization of spectrum process

Provision of telecom services using Satellite media

# Clearances from INSAT Network Operations Control Center (NOCC)
# Obtaining SACFA clearance and clearance from other authorities

Merger and acquisition policy