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About ISP License

In today scenario, Internet is a basic need of everyone. We can see use of Internet in all areas like Schools, Colleges, Corporate, Hospitals, Banks, and Government Offices Etc. Internet is a very important thing in everyone’s life, It has made life very simple.

Initially Government of IndiaDepartment of Telecommunications (DOT) started to provide Internet services or all telecom related services in India by Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited. On later stage as demands get increase, Government of India has opened up the doors for Private Sector’s as well. Now Private Sector’s Company can also apply for Internet Service Provider (ISP) Licence. This license is commonly known as Unified License (UL). Private Sector Company’s can apply for ISP license for different areas under Unified License. It is mandatory for Company to have Unified License for providing ISP services for a certain area. One Company can acquire only one Unified License (UL), but can also apply for more than one ISP Authorization for other areas. Although validity of all Authorization shall be till the validity of Unified License (UL).

ISP Registration Process

  • Preparation & Submission of Documents

    15 to 20 Days

  • Submission of LOI Compliance 

    15 to 20 Days

  • Issuance of Letter of Intent (LOI)

    60 to 90 Days

  • Signing of Final Agreement

    15 to 20 Days

  • Preparation & Submission of Documents

    15 to 20 Days

  • Issuance of Letter of Intent (LOI)

    60 to 90 Days

  • Submission of LOI Compliance 

    15 to 20 Days

  • Signing of Final Agreement

    15 to 20 Days

ISP License Categories

  • Class A

    (National Area)
    This license is for Pan India operations.

    To see a list of all Nation Area license holders in India  click here

  • Class B

    (Telecom Circle/Metro Area)

    Class B license is issued for a total of 20 major states  or any of the following Metro Cities – Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.

    The govt keeps issuing notifications regarding territories declared as telecom circles and metro areas from time to time. To know more about the Telecom Circles and Metro Areas in India  click here

  • Class C

    (Secondary Switching Area)

    This license is for only a particular secondary switching area. A secondary switching area is a government defined territory which could comprise of several small villages, towns or even districts. A class C license holder will have access to any 1 particular SSA only, unless he applies for multiple authorizations under one unified License.
    To know more about the secondary switching areas in India, click here.

    Naturally, a Class A ISP license would be quite expensive, followed by Class B & C respectively.
    Click here to know the costs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

01. What is ISP Licence?

Initially Government of IndiaDepartment of Telecommunications (DOT) started to provide Internet services or all telecom related services in India by Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited. On later stage as demands get increase, Government of India has opened up the doors for Private Sector’s as well. Now Private Sector’s Company can also apply for Internet Service Provider (ISP) Licence. This license is commonly known as Unified License (UL). Private Sector Company’s can apply for ISP license for different areas under Unified License. It is mandatory for Company to have Unified License for providing ISP services for a certain area. One Company can acquire only one Unified License (UL), but can also apply for more than one ISP Authorization for other areas. Although validity of all Authorization shall be till the validity of Unified License (UL).

02. How to (apply for &) get an ISP license in India?

To apply an ISP license in India, you need a registered company under the Companies Act, 2013Registration SEVA can also help you in getting the Company registered. Company can be a Private Limited Company or Public Limited Company.

03. How many Directors are required in Private Limited Company?

Minimum of two directors are required to register a Private Limited Company and the maximum number cannot exceed beyond fifteen.

04. How much money do I need to start a Private Limited Company?

In case of Private Limited Company, No minimum capital required.

05. List of Documents Required to Process

Documents Requirement

For Directors And Shareholders (In Scan only) :

1. PAN Card
2. Identity Proof – Anyone (Election ID/Passport/Driving License/Aadhar Card)
3. Photographs
4. Address Proof – Anyone and Latest by One Month (Bank Statement/Mobile Bill/Telephone Bill/Electricity Bill)

NOTE: AADHAR CARD/DL/PASSPORT/VOTER-ID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS ADDRESS PROOF.

For Registered Office (In Scan only) :

In case the premises are Rented
Rent agreement

In case the premises are Owned by any Director or any Relative
Registry Proof or House tax receipts + Latest Electricity bill + NOC from the Owner on the name of any Director

06. Information Required?

Information Required (Only information NO Documents Required):

1. Education Qualification of all the persons Involved
2. Any Landline number
3. Place of birth of all the persons
4. Mobile Numbers of Directors
5. Email IDs of Directors

Company related Information:

1. State in which company will be registered
2. Complete Registered office address along with PIN Code
3. Proposed business of the company in brief
4. Proposed Name of the company
Name should be like thisFirst Name – To be unique eg. XYZ
Second Part – Activity Word eg. If Technology Company then Technologies, tecnosoft are the activity Words

Complete Should be Like this:

XYZ Technologies Private Limited
XYZ Technosoft Private Limited

Brief Significance of Prefix used in Company Name.