24 Sep :Department of Telecommunications has issued a Press Note as follows:With a view to promote competition and affordability in International Private Leased Circuits (IPLC) Segment, Government has permitted the “Resale of IPLC” and introduced a new category of License called as – “Resale of IPLC” Service License with effect from 24th September 2008.
The Reseller shall provide end-to-end IPLC between India and country of destination for any capacity denomination.For providing the IPLC service, the Reseller shall take the IPLC from International Long Distance (ILD) Service Providers licensed under Section 4 of the India Telegraph Act, 1885.
Resellers shall be permitted to enter into an arrangement for leased line with Access Providers, National Long Distance Service Providers and International Long Distance Service Providers for provision of IPLC to end customers.
The applicant company, applying for “Resale of IPLC” Service License, must be an Indian Company, registered under the Companies Act, 1956. The Networth as well as Paid-up capital of the company should be minimum Rs. 2.5 Crores. The total foreign equity in the paid-up capital of the company must not exceed 74 %.
The Entry Fee shall be Rs. 1 Crore and the annual License Fee shall be 6 % of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) or Rs. 5 Lakhs whichever is higher. The initial Financial Bank Guarantee (FBG) shall be Rs. 1 Crore.
The Lawful Interception & Monitoring of Resellers circuits shall take place at the Gateway/Monitoring system of the ILD operator from whom the IPLC has been taken by the Reseller.