Revised Guidelines for IP1 License Registration in India

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    Blog posted on : 19-11-2020

    Revised Guidelines for IP1 License Registration in India

    Infrastructure providers are the lifeblood of most tech industries in India. It’s these organizations that provide passive infrastructure such as Right of Way, Duct Space, Dark Fibres & Towers using which the tech industries are able to conduct their business. Needless to say, this importance is now more pronounced considering the right of such industries. Thus, if you’re looking to obtain the IP1 Registration in and become an Infrastructure provider, you should check out these revised guidelines for IP1 Registration in India.

    15 points of revised guidelines for IP1 Registration in India

    Following are the 15 revised guidelines that you have to absorb like a sponge if you’re file the application of IP1 License in India.

    1. You have to be a company:  The applicant of the registration of Infrastructure provider has to be a company incorporated under either Companies Act 1956 or 2013.
    2. Foreign direct investment has to adhere to rules: If foreign investment in your Infrastructure providing company is 100 percent, out of which 49 percent is general and the rest is via the FIPB route, you have to adhere to IP1 guidelines setup by the DOT and follow them from time to time.
    3. No investment would be discounted: Both the foreign and the domestic investment in the infrastructure providing company shall be counted.
    4. Foreign Direct Investment has to adhere to FDI policy: In order to ensure that the investment remains transparent, it has been made mandatory for those implementing foreign direct investment in IP1 company to adhere to the standard FDI policies.
    5.  File the application and submit the required documents: To make the IP1 registration process easier for you, it’s necessary that you download the application and submit the required documents on time.
    6. Make your own arrangements for the Right of Way: As an applicant, it’s up to you to make your own arrangement for Right of Way.
    7. You can change the name of your company: If you want to change the name of the Infrastructure Providing Company, then you have to follow the same provisions as mentioned in the companies act.
    8. You’ll be informed quickly if your application is rejected: If there are some objections against your application or your application is completely rejected, you’ll be informed of the same within 15 days of filing the application.
    9. IP1 registration is non exclusive: If there are 20 applicants for IP1 License, then all 20 can and would get the license.  
    10. To provide the infrastructure, the applicant must enter into an agreement: Once the applicant acquires the IP-1 license, it can provide passive telecom resources on lease/sale or rent basis only after entering into an agreement with the entity you’re leasing, selling or renting out the resources.
    11. The IP1 license holder should enter in an agreement with the telecom service provider: The provide the resources, it’s obvious that the Infrastructure provider has to get them from a telecom service provider. As such, they have to enter into an agreement with said telecom service provider and submit the copy of that agreement within 15 days after such an agreement has been signed.
    12. No misuse of telecom resources: As an Infrastructure as a service provider, you’re not allowed to use your resources in a discriminatory fashion.
    13. You’ll get more than just the IP1 registration: As you’re issued the IP1 License, you’ll also get a draft of the rules and regulations that you need to follow to ensure that you retain the license.
    14. The fee of IP1 License has to be paid online: The Department of Telecommunication has proposed all the online transactions methodologies including NEFT/E-transfers/Debit Card/Credit Card to pay the processing fee of INR 5,000/-
    15. Place of submitting the application: The application of IP1 License has to be submitted offline to the Section Officer, CS-III, Department of Telecommunication, Room No 713, Sanchar Bhawan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi – 110001.


    Keep in mind these revised guidelines and you’ll setup and run your Infrastructure Provider Company in no time. If you have any other queries regarding this matter, feel free to reach out to our DOT Consultants.

    Here are the Revised guidelines of IP 1 License registration in India. Getting IP1 License has never been easy but you can ensure that you get the right start if you check out these revised guidelines.