Saral Sanchar portal to facilitate online licensing for use of Spectrum for experiments

Online licensing for use of Spectrum to conduct Experiments, Demonstrations, etc. now a reality.

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The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) yesterday announced the expansion of its Saral Sanchar portal to facilitate online licensing of spectrum for conducting experiments, demonstrations etc. The initiative will encourage spectrum based applications for experiments, demonstration, and testing requirements.

The scope of existing Saral Sanchar portal of DoT wherein applications for Access Services, Internet Services, and other licenses are being received has been expanded for receipt, processing and grant of licenses for demonstration, testing, manufacturing, etc. 

DoT’s WPC wing has managed to include all of permissions for equipment type approval, satellite licenses, amateur licenses, allocations by Standing Committee of Radio Frequency Allocation, etc on its Saral Sanchar portal.

Secretary Telecom, Shri Anshu Prakash expressed hope that this would boost the ecosystem of design and applications in wireless technologies.

The approval process through Saral Sanchar will be faceless, transparent, and time bound. The permission granted will include clearance for possessing wireless equipment, import of necessary modules & subsystems, and demonstration of R&D products.

The new measures by WPC will facilitate Indian companies to strengthen R&D and manufacture ecosystem for creating Indian IPRs and Global solutions. The new measures will also promote India as a hub of wirless products and applications with potential of enhanced Indian contribution in global technology value chain.

Key Features

(i) Self-declaration (instant issue of licenses) for Indoor Experimentation (R&D), Indoor Demonstration and Manufacturing.

(ii) Just One license including all the licensing requirements of the user – Use of Spectrum, Import of related products and sub- assemblies, demonstration, possession of wireless equipment etc.

(iii) Deemed approval within 6 to 8 weeks from the date of application for all outdoor radiating licenses.

(iv) The Spectrum is offered on “Non-interference and non- protection basis” and on “No commercial services”.

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