Indian MVNO licence fees detailed

20 Feb 2009

India’s Telecom Commission has set the price for a pan-India licence for Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), writes Telecom Tiger. Operators seeking to obtain a licence for the whole country will have to pay INR850 million (USD17.02 million). The commission has also set a pre-defined fee for each individual service area of 10% of the amount that Universal Access Service Licence (UASL) holders pay; MVNO licences for metro areas and category A circles will cost INR50 million, while category B and C circles will be INR30 million and INR10 million respectively. Additionally, it was noted that MVNOs will be required to pay spectrum charges and a bank guarantee equivalent to 5% of the amount paid by the full network operators.