DOT / OSP License Registration
OSP stands for Other Service Providers referring to the service provided in the Telecommunication Industry which uses telecom resources. It involves BPO/Call centers, e-commerce, tele-banking, telemedicine,-education, and other IT enabled services. Department of Telecommunication under the New Telecom Policy (NTP) 1999 made it compulsory for OSPs using telecom resources to obtain License.
In February 2000 the Telecom Commission formulated terms and conditions with regard to OSPs. According to the terms and conditions OSPs should not provide switched telephony and are allowed to take telecom resources from authorized Telecom Service Providers only. Department of Telecommunication provides registration to telecom resources providing an array of services, which includes services like tele-banking, call center and other IT enabled services.
OSP registration is mandatory for service providers in India providing services like telemedicine, tele-education, Tele-banking, tele-training, call center, e-commerce, network operation center, other IT Enabled Services and is using telecom resources.
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Filing of application to DOT: Filing of application to Chief General Manager of the DOT
Evaluation of Application: EAC (External Advisory Committee) must assess the application & call for information and inquiries with the applicant.
Granting License: RBI license must be given who satisfies all the eligibility criteria for DOT licenses.
- Businesses looking to expand or scale operations on higher level
- Business working in Telecom/Call center Sector
Name approval form filing
Preparation of Incorporation Documents
Getting those docs signed by the respective stakeholders
Filing of e-Forms with ROC
Receipt of Incorporation Certificate with PAN, TAN, GST, EPF, ESI & Bank Account.
Only Company under ROC (Pvt Ltd/ LLP/ Section 8/ OPC)
DSC (Digital Signature Certificate)
COI / AOA/ MOA
Board of Resolution or Power of Attorney
Landline number & Bill of Registered Office.
Nature of business of the proposed Company.
Shareholding pattern (50:50 or 60:40) between the Stakeholders.
Internet Service Provider Details
Infrastructure & Bandwith Details
The license for OSP is valid for a period of 20 years, if not expressly mentioned otherwise. Annual Return of an OSP is submitted to the Department of Telecommunication mentioning the activities undertaken and present status of OSP. Further, annual return for OSP License renewal must be submitted with 6 months of completion of the financial year. It is noteworthy that it is mandatory for OSPs to maintain compliance with the Terms and Conditions prescribed by the Department of Telecommunication for OSPs.