Spectrum Charges

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the world Radio Communication conferences allocates spectrum frequencies for the use of various countries. Allocations are made on a regional basis and for different types of service. It is mandatory for all administrations to adhere to these allocations. Each member country submits its proposal to ITU, based on their requirements and priorities for opening of the bands. During the conference all the proposals are discussed and decisions are taken for opening of the bands for new services or extension of the existing bands.

Spectrum allocations are necessary in order to ensure interference free operation for each radio service. Each frequency band is shared amongst various radio services. Spectrum charges are based upon the band width used by the operator. Spectrum charges for microwave frequencies in respect of GSM based systems are based on revenue sharing.

DoT has delegated the power to CCA offices regarding collection of GSM spectrum charges on 1 April, 2004, CDMA spectrum charges on 01 April, 2005 and spectrum charges from BSNL/MTNL from 1 July, 2005.

Spectrum is deposited by the operator on quarterly basis in advance. In case the amount paid after self assessment by an operator falls short by over 10 % of the payable spectrum charges, a penalty of 50% of the short payment is payable.

 

STATUS OF DEDUCTION VERFICATION
Srl No. Name of License Type of License Year up to which deduction/verfication completed
1 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. Basic & CMTS 2011-2012
2 Reliance communication Ltd. UASL-DT 2011-2012
3 TATA Teleservices Ltd. UASL-DT 2011-2012
4 Vodafone Essar Ltd. UASL 2011-2012
5 Bharati Airtel Ltd. UASL 2011-2012
6 Idea Cellular Ltd CMTS 2011-2012
7 Aircel Ltd. UASL 2011-2012
8 Videocon Telecommuncation Ltd. (Datacom Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) UASL 2011-2012
9 Telewing Communication Ltd. (Unitech Wireless (West) Pvt. Ltd.) UASL 2011-2012
10 Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd. (MTS) UASL 2011-2012
11 Etisalat DB Telecom (Swan Telecom Pvt. Ltd.) UASL 2011-2012
12 Loop Telecom Pvt. Ltd. UASL 2011-2012
13 Relaince JIO Infocom Ltd. UL New licenses
1 Reliance Petroleum Ltd. PMRTS 2011-2012
1 TORREN Power Ltd. CMRTS  
2 ESSAR OIL Ltd. CMRTS  
3 ONGC Petro Additionas Ltd. CMRTS New licenses
1 Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Company Limited VSAT 2008-2009
2 Infinium (India) Limited VSAT 2011-2012

 

SPECTRUM USAGE CHARGES (Assessment Status)
Srl. No. Name of License Type of License Year up to which deduction/verfication completed
1 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. CMTS Only 2012-2013
2 Reliance communication Ltd. UASL-DT Only 2012-2013
3 TATA Teleservices Ltd. UASL-DT Only 2012-2013
4 Vodafone Essar Ltd. UASL Only 2012-2013
5 Bharati Airtel Ltd. UASL Only 2012-2013
6 Idea Cellular Ltd CMTS Only 2012-2013
7 Aircel Ltd. UASL Only 2012-2013
8 Videocon Telecommuncation Ltd. (Datacom Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) UASL Only 2012-2013
9 Telewing Communication Ltd. (Unitech Wireless (West) Pvt. Ltd.) UASL Only 2012-2013
10 Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd. (MTS) UASL Only 2012-2013
11 Etisalat DB Telecom (Swan Telecom Pvt. Ltd.) UASL Only 2012-2013
12 Loop Telecom Pvt. Ltd. UASL Only 2012-2013
13 Relaince JIO Infocom Ltd. UL New licenses

 

ASSESSMENT OF ISP-IT
Srl. No. Name of License Type of License Year up to which deduction/verfication completed
1 BG Broadband India Private Limited, ISP-IT  
2 Blazenet Limited, ISP-IT 2011-2012
3 Digital 2 Virtual ISP Pvt. Ltd. ISP-IT 2008-2009
4 Narmada Cyberzone Pvt. Ltd. ISP-IT  
5 Swastik Netvision Telecom. Private Limited, ISP-IT 2007-2008
6 Capture Networks Systems Pvt. Ltd. ISP-IT 2011-2012
7 Chandra Net Pvt. Ltd. ISP-IT 2011-2012
8 Gateway Systems(India) Limited, ISP-IT 2010-2011
9 Gujarat Info Petro Limited, ISP-IT 2008-2009
10 Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Company Limited, ISP-IT 2008-2009
11 Gujarat Telelink Pvt. Ltd. ISP-IT 2011-2012
12 Icenet.Net Ltd., ISP-IT 2008-2009
13 Ishan Netsol Pvt. Ltd. ISP-IT 2012-2013
14 Kaizen Infonet (P) Ltd. ISP-IT  
15 My Own Infotech Pvt. Ltd. ISP-IT 2007-2008
16 Quest Consultancy Pvt Ltd ISP-IT 2012-2013
17 Skydot Communication Pvt. Ltd., ISP-IT 2012-2013
18 Space Online (P) Ltd. ISP-IT  
19 Speed Online.net Private Ltd., ISP-IT 2012-2013
20 R.K. Cable Net Pvt Ltd. ISP-IT 2011-2012
21 Sisam Technologes Pvt. Ltd. ISP-IT  
22 INFO Web Pvt Ltd. ISP-IT 2012-2013
23 M/s Incognito Wireless Pvt. Ltd. ISP-IT  
24 Vihan Telecommuncation Pvt. Ltd. ISP-IT  

 

A. GSM Spectrum Charges: The quantum of Spectrum charges payable by the Service Provider depends on the percentage of Adjusted Gross Revenue and is determined by the bandwidth allotted to the cellular Operator/GSM Operator.

Table showing Rate of Levy of Spectrum Charges

Cellular Spectrum up to

Spectrum Charges as Percentage of AGR

Spectrum Charges as Percentage of AGR

4.4MHz+4.4MHz

2%

2%

6.2MHz+6.2MHz

Additional 1%

3%

10MHz+10MHz

Additional 1%

4%


Table Showing Microwave Access Charges

Frequency Allotted

Charges as Percentage of AGR per annum

112MHz

0.25%

For every Additional 28 MHz or part thereof

0.05%


Table Showing Microwave Backbone Charges

Frequency Allotted

Charges as Percentage of AGR per annum

56 Mhz BW

.10%

For every Additional 28 MHz or part thereof

0.05%

Please Note: These figures are based on circulars received from DOT HQ and are subject to change/correction at any time as decided by DOT HQ

B. CDMA Spectrum Charges

The spectrum charges leviable on UASL Licensees using CDMA Spectrum is determined by the bandwidth allotted to the licensee. For CDMA Spectrum spectrum charges @ 2% of the AGR is leviable for spectrum assigned up to 5MHz+5MHz. The additional charges for point to point links as well as backbone links are based on fixed formula basis.