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IP1 License Registration for Telecom Companies

IP1 License is the authorization given by the Department of Telecommunication to make an Infrastructure provider. Reach out to TAXAJ and start the process of IP1 Registration today.

IP refers to Infrastructure provider. A specific type of service provider, infrastructure for him consist of passive resources required by the stakeholders of telecom industry. In DOT or Department of telecommunication, there is an innate need to make sure that these resources have the right quality, can actually push the industry forward, and is actually helpful to the industry. Thus, as this nuanced service provider, you have the ability to define the entire generation of IT growth.

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It usually takes 25 to 35 working days, depending upon government approval.

Services Covered
Who Should Buy
How It's Done
Documents Required
Services Covered

IP1 License for Telecom Companies
Who Should Buy

  • Businesses looking to provide assets such as Dark Fibre, Right of Way, Duct space and Tower.
How It's Done

Preparation of Documents and filing with department

Documents Required
  • Company’s PAN card
  • Certification of incorporation of the company
  • Memorandum of association and article of association of the company
  • List of all the directors and shareholders of the company
  • KYC of the directors
  • Demand draft of INR 5000/-

What kind of resources does the infrastructure provider provides?

The infrastructure providers facilitating infra as a service  provide passive telecom resources to the telecom services providers. The resources are as follows:

  1. Towers: Towers facilitate wireless communication.
  2. Right of way: It allots certain bandwidth and other resources to the ISP and Telco service provifders.
  3. Antennas: Enabling reception and broadcasting.
  4. Base Stations: On a carrier network, it’s the fixed communication point for customer cellular phones.
  5. Duct Space: generally duct space are just open spaces implemented in building to make room for wiring. However, in the case of an Infrastructure providers, a duct space plays a major role of installing fibre networks.
  6. Internet access: Internet access is another infrastructure as a service providers one requires to run a business in this modern age. It’s the primary resource that you, as a digital infrastructure provider can give to your clients.
  7. Cloud computing: It’s due to the infrastructure providers that companies are able to access in built cloud based technologies. It’s a beneficial resource in the modern BPO infrastructure.

These are just some of the resources that an infrastructure provider facilitates to telecom industry. However, none of that would have been possible without the IP1 License.

While the above resources are of passive type, there was a time when active resources also required license. Among the types of IP Licenses, the people used to look for the active one a lot. However,  the required authorization – IP2 License – has now been removed by the DO The decision was possibly taken for the ease of business.

IP-1 License registration is the authorization to become an Infrastructure provider that provide level 1 telecommunication resources to Industries. Department of Telecommunication or DOT is the primary authority that issues this license.

With IP 1 license, a company can provide telecom service providers with technological infrastructure. With this license, an IP company can provide technical aid like Dark Fibre, Right of Way, Tower and Duct Space.

Eligibility Criteria for IP1 License in India

The applicant of the IP1 License should be an incorporated company registered under the Companies Act 1956

Process of obtaining IP1 Licensing

The straightforward steps of IP1 License procedure have been designed to make to make it easier to get IP-1 License. India, to make the process easier while also maintaining the integrity of the registration process, has given us the following roadmap:

  1. Gain eligibility to acquire the license: You can neither acquire the IP1 License as proprietorship or a partnership firm. You have to be a registered business entity under the Companies Act 2013. Thus, your first step is to establish a business entity by registering your company.
  2. Furnish the documents required: Regardless of the digital times we live in, there is no online way to file the application. Thus, you have to get the hard copies of the documents required.
  3. Submit the application: Hire experts to file the application via the IP1 license application form on your behalf at the nearest branch of Department of Telecommunication. Don’t forget to attach the receipt of ip-1 license fee alongside that application.
  4. Let the application go through processing: It doesn’t take long for the department to pick up your application, but it does take long for them to process it. Wait for the application’s processing.
  5. Get the DOT IP1 License: If the information you’ve filled in the application form and the documents you’ve submitted are in order, you’ll obtain the IP1 License.

Our Assistance to file the IP1 License in India

As you can see, when it comes to the sheer process of IP 1 License, it’s easy to understand. However, it won’t be enough if you want to start one of these infrastructure as a service companies.

Just like any other government registration, here, the process is a more complicated than you can see. Whether it’s filing the IP1 License application or it’s conducting a follow up, the complexities makes it a necessity to get assistance. That’s where our team comes forward to lend you a hand.

As one of the primary IP Licensing Companies in India, it’s our job to provide you the best help that you can possibly imagine.

So, how do we help you, we take on the three crucial steps to get you certified as an infrastructure provider by the Department of telecommunication:

  • We are going to file and submit the IP 1 License application in the right way
  • Provide you further assistance throughout the licensing process
  • Get you certified

Infrastructure as a service market, as huge as it’s now, could not have achieved this much success without the aid of experts like us. There are several ups and downs to the process of acquiring IP 1 Licence. We make sure that you don’t have to go through any of them. Just bring forth to us your requirements and let us handle the matter of how to use strategic approach to get you the IP 1 license.

So, setup your IT infrastructure service provider unit via becoming one of few ip-1 license holders in India. Let us make it possible for you. Get the process started.

Guidelines for Registration of Infrastructure Provider Category

The guidelines that Department of Telecommunication issues are in constant flux. The ones below for Infrastructure as a service are the ones issued back in 2017:

  1. Only an Indian Company can apply for IP1 License
  2. While an Indian company with up to 49% foreign direct investment (FDI) can directly apply for IP1 License, if the FDI exceeds 49%, than that company has to get the approval of FIPB approval prior to applying for the license. 
  3. Both Direct and Indirect foreign in that Indian company shall be taken into account. 
  4. The holding companies/Indian Companies/Investing Companies from India have to abide by the provisions of extant FDI policy to apply for the IP1 License. 
  5. The application should be submitted strictly in the prescribed format. 
  6. The Right of Way: the way by which the Infrastructure Provider decides to who and how much internet bandwidth is to be provider, has to be decided by the Infrastructure Provider itself. 
  7. One is only allowed to change the name of the Infrastructure Providing Company as per the provisions of the Companies act.
  8. After filing the application, the company will know whether it’s accepted or rejected within the next 15 days. 
  9. IP1 License will be provided on non-exclusive basis in a fair and decisive manner. 
  10. Before providing the infrastructure to licensees of telecom services, the Infrastructure Provider has to enter in a mutually agreeable contract with them. 
  11. Once the IP1 License is granted, the Infrastructure Provider must provide the infrastructure in a non-discriminatory manner. 
  12. To get the IP1 license, the company has to pay a non-refundable fee of INR 5,000/- at the time of application filing. 


Due to the increase in demand of telecom resources, an IP1 License and ISP License is a hot commodity right now. However, getting the said license is difficult, for the legal steps can be quite de-motivational. But don’t you worry, with our Chartered accountants and dot consultants can get you the dot osp license in a timely manner.