Network licenses are business certifications that allow you to import and operate on certain niche telecommunication equipment in India. In simple words, those with the Network Certificate that operate on wireless (or wired) “networked” telecom products.
In this article, we are going to cover some of the products that come under network licenses. Additionally, you’ll also know about the standard procedures to obtain the network registration.
What are the different products that come under Network License?
One needs Network license for the following products or network services:
Beacon: Signal beacon help identity and mitigate a threat within a location. It also allows the beacon holder to safeguard himself. The digital beacons, one that require telecommunication signals require Network License before the retailer can put them on sale.
Captive and Commercial VSAT: Captive and Commercial VSAT or Very Small Aperture Terminals help establish communications even in remote locations. Thus, they are used primarily in military and naval applications. Such devices and services can only facilitated by those with network licenses.
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Experimental License: There are certain wireless products that one can use exclusively for experimental purposes. However, to use them for said purpose, the R&D department has to apply for and obtain the Experimental License.
Earth Station for Foreign Mission: If a foreign country is using an earth telecommunication station for national security purposes, then the Department of Telecommunication and the WPC has to provide the station proper authorization.
MW – Medium Wave Broadcasting: MW Broadcasting is for broadcast of a particular subset of radio stations active in the medium wave. Broadcast of such signals require devices that can only be obtained with Network license.
Why you should care about network license?
The five products that we discussed that come under Network certifications are just the tip of the iceberg. There are several more registrations that require the attention of network administration wing of the Department of Telecommunication. Why is that?
Most of the network licenses are for the usage of wireless telecommunication products in India. Without the license, the quality of telecommunication services might deteriorate because of the absence of an overseer that’s the Department of Telecommunication.
Another reason you must take care of the network license is because of the opportunities it presents. India’s telecommunication sector is rapidly growing and that grown can only happen under the umbrella of compliances provided by Department of Telecommunication. Thus, if you want to be the part of this sector, you must acquire some variant of network license.Read More: Society Registration
What is the process to obtain Network License?
The procedure to obtain the Network license entails the following steps:
- Furnish the required documents.
- Submit the application along with the sample of the wireless product.
- Let the Wireless Planning and Coordination wing analyze your application
- If the Wireless Planning & Coordination wing accepts your application, you’ll get the the Network license.
What are the documents required to obtain Network License?
The standard documents that are needed for every type of network certificate are as follows:
- Certificate of incorporation
- Memorandum of Association
- Articles of Association
- Scope of your business
- Region within which you sell your wireless products/ provide your services
- Schematic diagram of the product/ region-wide connectivity.
- Sample of the product you’re trying to manufacture or import.
Network Licenses are issued by the Wireless Planning and Coordination wing to either operate with or import/manufacture wireless products in India. The procedure for all network licenses is similar. Differences arise when you look at each product or service separately. Contact Registrationwala to know more.
What are network licenses and why you should care about them? In this article, we discuss the products that come under network registrations. Read to know more.