136 ISP licenses issued between 2000-2005 have expired or migrated to UL: DoT

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The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) today notified the list expired or migrated ISP licenses which contain the name of around 136 companies which were issued ISP license by DS Cell between January 2000 and January 2005.

DoT noted that the companies licenses had either expired or have been migrated to UL. The companies mentioned have had their license number terminated on the effective date mentioned in the annexure of the notice which was marked to all concerned ISPs.

DoT’s License Agreement states that if there is no request for extension received then the license shall automatically stand terminated as per the due date. The license granted is usually valid for a period of fifteen years unless terminated earlier.

This license is valid initially for a period of FIFTEEN YEARS unless terminated earlier. If requested by the LICENSEE extension may be granted by the LICENSOR at suitable terms for a period of five years or more at a time. The decision of the LICENSOR shall be final in the matter The LICENSOR shall extend or refuse extension of the licence on a request received by it. Such request for extension may be made during 14th year of Licence and in any case before expiry of 14 years from effective date. If no request for extension is received by then, the license shall automatically stand terminated as per due date,” reads the Condition 9 of the License Agreement.

Hughes India, Tikona Infinet, City Online Services, Reliance Wimax, Excell Media, Orange Infocom, Quadrant Televentures, Kerala Communication, Asianet Satellite Communication, Hathway Bhawani, Tata Teleservices, Essel Shyam, Railtel Corporation, Spice Communications, BT Global, Power Grid, and Alliance Broadband are among few of the companies featured in the 136 ISP licenses which have expired to migrated to UL.

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Basil keeps an eye on the latest happenings in the Telecom sector. In his free time, you can find him streaming the Premier League which he started watching in 2013.

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