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OSP Licence Registration


OSP stands for 'Other Service Provider,' which refers to an IT-enabled entity that uses telecom infrastructure to provide services such as telemedicine, telebanking, tele-education, call centers, tele-trading, e-commerce, and network operation centers.

Telecom Resources refers to the telecom services used by an OSP, such as the Public Land Mobile Network, Public Switched Telecom Network, Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), and/or permitted telecom bandwidth.

DOT OSP License Registration in India

In order to receive an OSP registration in India, the organization must be a private limited company. As a result, anyone interested in starting a call center, BPO, e-commerce, or other IT-enabled services must form a Private Limited Company. The following documents must be submitted in addition to the registration application for OSP registration:

  • Board of Resolution or Power of Attorney approving the approved Signatory
  • Certificate of Incorporation of Private Limited Company
  • Board of Resolution or Power of Attorney approving the approved Signatory
  • Certificate of Incorporation of Private Limited Company
  • Business Name and Activities
  • Present Shareholding Proposed
  • Board of Directors

A Company Secretary, a Director of the Company, a Statutory Auditor, or a Public Notary must authenticate any of the above-mentioned documents with a stamp.

The process for obtaining OSP registration is a little complicated, and you'll need to do a lot of homework before you apply. You can say some prerequisites must be met along with relating documents. Mera will walk you through the process step-by-step:

  • Gather all required documents in one place
  • The Department of Telecommunications accepts OSP registration applications both online and offline. All records, along with the required fee, must be submitted.
  • The DOT examines the submission thoroughly, and if all is in order, OS registration is granted.
  • This procedure will take 45-60 days to complete.

What are the Types of DOT Licenses?

  • Domestic DOT OSP License

    If you're calling only within India, you'll need a Domestic OSP license. With this form of registration, international calling is not permitted.

  • International DOT Licence

    If the call is only being made outside of India, an International DOT license is required. This form of registration does not permit Domestic calling.

  • Domestic and International registration

    This form of license allows you to make calls both within and outside of India. The combined license stipulates that the center must have at least 50 seats and that the government be given a bank guarantee of Rs 50 lakh.

Prerequisite to Register an OSP License

To apply for an OSP, you must first meet the following requirements.

As previously stated, forming a Private Limited Company is required in order to obtain an OSP registration. This serves as the foundation for your OSP business. The procedures for obtaining OSP registrations begin once a Private Limited Company is established, and the resulting business entity becomes the focal provider of Other Services. Company formation is a complicated process in and of itself, but you can contact to make it easier for you. If you already have a Private Limited Company, the MeraLegal team will walk you through the OSP registration process right away.

Network Diagram for DOT OSP License

The TCP/IP-approved network diagram is the most relevant document for OSP registration. The following details should be included in the network diagram for the OSP DOT license:

  • Information of ISP provider
  • Firewall particulars
  • Distribution Switches
  • Router
  • Server
  • End users
  • Voice Gateway
  • POE switch

What is the Cost to Register for DOT License?

  • The cost of a Domestic OSP DOT License is Rs 15000, and it takes 20 days to receive.
  • The cost of an International OSP DOT License is Rs 15000, and it takes 20 days to receive.
  • The cost of a domestic plus foreign license is Rs 180000, and it takes 30 days to receive.

OSP/DOT Registration Process

  • 01.
    Prepare your Application

    MeraLegal's OSP Expert will prepare your Factory Act Application, as well as the necessary supporting documentation, for OSP Registration.

  • 02.
    Application Processing

    The concerned OSP Registration Office will process the application after it has been completed and submitted, and may ask for additional details or records.

  • 03.
    OSP Registration

    Mera Legal's OSP Registration Expert will assist you in responding to any queries or requests for documents (if necessary) when processing the application and obtaining OSP Registration.

OSP Compliance

OSP license holds valid for 20 years unless it has been specified in the registration. Every OSP is expected to submit an “Annual Return” to the DOT stating the activities engaged and the existing status of the OSP as legal compliance. The annual return for the renewal of the OSP License must be presented within 6 months of completion of the financial year.

In addition to the above, it is important for OSPs to adhere to the Department of Telecommunications OSP Terms and Conditions.

Latest Government Notification on OSP

On March 29, 2019, TRAI made a discussion paper available to stakeholders in order to get input from the industry on issues such as OSP registration validity, charges, accessibility, interconnectivity, and security conditions.

According to the paper, an OSP is a business that uses telecom tools or infrastructure provided by licenced telecom operators to provide application services such as telebanking, telemedicine, tele-education, tele-trading, e-commerce, call centre, network operation centre, and other IT-enabled services. People in the industry were asked to comment on whether this concept should be reframed, and whether applications based on the internet and data should be brought under OSP.

TRAI is also considering introducing some other regulatory mechanism so that OSP registration is governed by the government's frameworks.

TRAIi will soon issue a separate discussion paper about whether or not to control chat apps like WhatsApp and Skype.

This consultation was launched by TRAi on March 29th, 2019, and stakeholders were required to submit suggestions by May 20th, as well as counter-comments by June 3rd, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions ?

The registration for the OSP license takes place online. The relevant documents, as well as the prescribed fee, must be uploaded to the government portal by the applicant company. The application will be processed and the license will be given in around 2-4 months will submit an OSP application on your behalf. Our staff will conduct a comprehensive review of all relevant documentation to ensure that you receive your license on time.

The license is valid for 20 years from the date of issue and can be extended for an additional 10 years each time it is renewed.

Yes, Since OSP is location-specific, if the company plans to expand its operations to another location, it would need to apply for a new OSP license.

The transfer of an OSP license is prohibited by the DOT.

After submitting the annual return and validating its status, and operational OSP may be added to the Active OSP list.

Within six months of the end of the first financial year, the annual return must be filed. This would provide information about the previous year's events as well as the current year's status.

OSPs who fail to file annual reports for 3 consecutive years are put on the dormant list, and after two years, their license is revoked by the Department of Transportation.

Interconnectivity between domestic and foreign OSPs is not permitted by the DOT.