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Annual Review

Licensing Framework

This chapter broadly deals with the licensing scenario with respect to three main license categories: basic service, CMTS and UAS. It provides a brief description on CMTS and its scope, whereas provides in-depth understanding of UAS covering various aspects like the entry fee structure, status of license allocation to various players, list of cancelled licenses, etc. The chapter also provides a basic understanding of the global perspective of licensing framework in the few countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and Japan. It also covers the broad areas of the new unified licensing regime, including its scope, its implications, draft guidelines and the prescribed entry fee structure. The following points are covered in the chapter:

  • Cellular Mobile Telephone Service
  • Scope of CMTS operators
  • Migration to UAS licensing regime
  • Scope of UAS operators
  • Cancellation of Licenses by the Supreme Court in Feb. 2012
  • Future Licensing Regimes: New Unified Licensing Regime 2012
  • Implications of New Unified Licensing Regime
  • Global Perspective
  • License Renewal
  • International Practices in License Renewal

Impact Analysis

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