Things to remember when you’re in the process of getting IP1 license?
Posted: Nov 13, 2020
The rising number of telecom industry have increased the need of telecom resources. As an Infrastructure provider, you can be the facilitator of such resources. However, getting the IP1 License to become one is no small task. There are government red tapes, long lines, and a deeply complex registration process.
So, here are the things to remember when you’re in the process of getting the IP1 LicenseRemember the resources you provide
Telecom resources are of multiple nature. But mostly, you can categorize in two parts: Active and passive. Active resources are electronic resources while the passive resources are non-electric ones. Infrastructure Providers are the dealers of passive resources. You need the IP1 License to provide the passive telecom resources to the telecom based industries. These resources are as follows:
- Duct Space
- Base Stations
- Right of Way
The authorization to provide infrastructure is as hard to get as it sounds. The requirements are many. The process of getting the aforementioned license is as follows:
- Register a company: You can’t apply for the IP1 Registration is you are anything other than a private limited company. Therefore, the first thing for you to do is to register a company under the Companies Act 2013.
- Filing the application of IP1 License: The Department of Telecommunication deals with the registration process of infrastructure providers. File the application and submit it at their regional office within your area.
- Remove the issues from your applications: Regardless of how flawlessly you’ve filed the application, the department always puts objections on your path. So be ready to counter those objections by your replies.
- Get the IP1 Registration: Once all the objections are cleared and all the needs are met, you get the IP1 registration for your company.
The documents that you need to attach with the application for IP1 registration are as follows:
- Certificate of Incorporation of your company
- Memorandum of Association of your company
- Articles of Association of your company
- PAN card of the company
- KYC of the directors
- Demand Draft of INR 5000
- And an FBFP approval if the foreign investment in your company is 49 percent or more.
Right when you start filing your application, you should know that you CANNOT do it on your own. The government department, as amazing it is, is always trying to put barriers on your progress. Therefore, DOT Consultants are your best bet getting timely registration. They can help in the following ways:
- They can file your application or registering as Infrastructure as a Service Provider
- They collect and organize your documents for you.
- They follow up with the Department to sort out any discrepancies with your application.
- Finally, they ensure that you get timely IP1 registration.
If you’re able to remember the mentioned things about IP1 registration, no one can stop you from setting up as an Infrastructure provider. However, also remember that not all DOT Consultants are cut from the same cloth. You have to properly assess anyone you’re getting help from, even if that "anyone" is us.
The rising number of telecom industry have increased the need of telecom resources. As an Infrastructure provider, you can be the facilitator of such resources. So, here are the things to remember when you’re in the process of getting the IP1 License
Vicky kumar is a company analyst in IP1 License.