Revenue

Spectrum Usage Charges (SUC)- An Overview

Spectrum Usage Charges (SUC)are payable by Licensees, in four quarterly instalments during each financial year. The quarterly instalments of SUC dues for the first three quarters of a financial year,are payable within 15 days of the completion of the relevant quarter.However, Spectrum usage charges for the last quarter of the financial year, are payable by 25th March of the financial year, on the basis of estimated revenue.

           The difference between the payment made and actual amount  payable (if any) for the last quarter of the financial year, is to be adjusted and paid within 15 days of the end of quarter.

            From 1st quarter of 2018-19 onwards, SUC dues are payable, as a percentage of actual Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR).

           SUC dues for administratively allotted Spectrum, are chargeable, as per Slab rates, notified vide DoT Headquarters, New Delhi, letter no. 1000-56/2004-WFD dated: 11-02-2011.

            For Spectrum acquired in 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz Spectrum bands, through auctions,prior to auction in pursuance of Notice Inviting Application (NIA) No. 1000/06/2016-WF (Auction) dated: 8th August 2016, SUC dues are payable @ 5% of Adjusted Gross Revenue, which shall not be less than 5% of the Bid amount.

For Spectrum acquired in 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz Spectrum bands, through auction, in pursuance of Notice Inviting Application (NIA) No. 1000/06/2016-WF (Auction) dated: 8th August 2016, SUC dues are payable @ 3% of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR), excluding the revenue from Wireline services

For weighted Average of SUC rates, across all Spectrum assigned to an operator (whether assigned administratively or through auction or trading) in all Access Spectrum bands, including Broad band Wireless Access Spectrum in 2300 MHz/2500MHz band, acquired in2010 auction, shall be applied for levying  SUC dues, subject to a minimum of 1% of AGR, excluding revenue from Wireline services. The Weighted Average Rate is to be derived by sum of product of Spectrum holding and applicable SUC rate, divided by total Spectrum holding. The weighted average rate is to be determined operator wise, for each service area. The method of calculation of weighted average rate of Spectrum usage charges, is shown in the Annexure-I

For the purpose of calculation of Spectrum usage charges, Spectrum holding shall be calculated as per the following methodology:

  1. In frequency Division Duplex (FDD) bands (i.e. 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz): Allotted Spectrum is equal to the sum of quantum of uplink and downlink frequency allotted in the band.
  2. In Time Division Duplex (TDD) bands (i.e. 2300 MHz and 2500MHz): Allotted Spectrum is equal to the quantum of frequency allotted in the band.

            Besides, for the purpose of calculation of Spectrum usage charges, there shall be a minimum/presumptive AGR, which shall not be less than 5% of the bid amount. The calculation of Spectrum usage charges shall be on the basis of minimum/presumptive AGR or the actual AGR, whichever, is higher.

 The weighted average rate shall be kept to two decimal points by rounding off the second decimal figure to the next higher digit. The rounding off shall be made to the next higher digit at two decimal points, even if the third decimal point is less than five.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail of Licensee wise  collection  of Spectrum Usage Charges in r/o H.P Telecom Circle for the last 3 years

Sr. No.

Name of Licensee

Licence Type

Technology used

F.Y. 2016-17

F.Y. 2017-18

F.Y. 2018-19

Total

1

BSNL

CMTS

GSM 3G

0

83271885

30465814

113737699

CDMA

0

48568

704

49272

2

M/s Tata Teleservices Limited

UASL-DT

GSM

533375

370058

120151

1023584

CDMA

3744817

1132418

944980

5822215

3

M/s Reliance Communications Limited

UASL

CDMA

621512

5295701

1707033

7624246

4

M/s Reliance Telecom  Limited

UL Access Service

GSM 3G

50726938

21131559

0

71858497

4

M/s Bharti Airtel Limited

UL Access Service

GSM 3G

254760128

161367350

111485636

527613114

5

M/s Idea Cellular  Limited

CMTS

GSM 3G

47557526

21880028

13194575

82632129

6

M/s Vodafone Mobile Services Limited

UASL

GSM

32165033

19381023

5108544

56654600

7

M/s Dishnet Wireless Limited

UASL

GSM

12530271

5022003

0

17552274

8

M/s Reliance Jio Infocom Limited

UL Access Service

GSM/LTE

4417145

61724219

143163021

209304385

 

Total

 

 

407056745

380624812

306190458

1093872015

 

License  Finance –Brief.


The CCA HP, office is collecting license fee from the telecom operators licensed under the Indian Telegraph Act 1885 for providing various telecom services in the H.P Service Area.

The terms & conditions of the license prescribe the Gross revenue, Adjusted Gross Revenue, percentage levy of license fee payable etc. The licensee is permitted to make prescribed deductions from Gross Revenue and arrive at the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR), on the basis of which Service Provider is required to work out the license fee at the prescribed percentage basis and deposit it on self assessment basis, quarterly.

The CCA, H.P. performs the following functions:

(i)  Collects license fee from all UASL/ CMTS/ Basic/UL/ ISP & ISP- ITs/ NLD/ ILD/ PMRT Service Providers in H.P.  service area.


(ii) Carry out the verification of deductions claimed by the Service Providers holding UASL, CMTS, Basic, UL, and allows /disallows claims for deduction based on such verification, accordingly.

(iii) Assessment of License Fee payable w.r.to decentralized licenses.

(iv)Maintenance of Financial Bank Guarantees & Performance Bank Guarantees as prescribed under the license, its periodical review for validity and amount.

(v) Accounting of the above Revenue and submission of periodical reports to DOT HQ.

(vi) Maintenance of the account for CAF/EMR Penalties raised by TERM Cell

Office of CCA ensures that dues of government are correctly assessed w.r.t. license fee and deposited into the Government account timely.

 

 

 

 

                                                Detail of TSPs/ISPs

License  Finance –Brief.


The CCA HP, office is collecting license fee from the telecom operators licensed under the Indian Telegraph Act 1885 for providing various telecom services in the H.P Service Area.

The terms & conditions of the license prescribe the Gross revenue, Adjusted Gross Revenue, percentage levy of license fee payable etc. The licensee is permitted to make prescribed deductions from Gross Revenue and arrive at the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR), on the basis of which Service Provider is required to work out the license fee at the prescribed percentage basis and deposit it on self assessment basis, quarterly.

The CCA, H.P. performs the following functions:

(i)  Collects license fee from all UASL/ CMTS/ Basic/UL/ ISP & ISP- ITs/ NLD/ ILD/ PMRT Service Providers in H.P.  service area.


(ii) Carry out the verification of deductions claimed by the Service Providers holding UASL, CMTS, Basic, UL, and allows /disallows claims for deduction based on such verification, accordingly.

(iii) Assessment of License Fee payable w.r.to decentralized licenses.

(iv)Maintenance of Financial Bank Guarantees & Performance Bank Guarantees as prescribed under the license, its periodical review for validity and amount.

(v) Accounting of the above Revenue and submission of periodical reports to DOT HQ.

(vi) Maintenance of the account for CAF/EMR Penalties raised by TERM Cell

Office of CCA ensures that dues of government are correctly assessed w.r.t. license fee and deposited into the Government account timely.

 

 

 

 

                                                Detail of TSPs/ISPs

Name of Licensee

License Type

License Authorization

Area of Operation

(National Area/Telecom Circle/SSA)

Service Area Name

License Number

BSNL

Basic

ACCESS

National Area

HP

842-304-2001-VAS

BSNL

CMTS

ACCESS

National Area

HP

842-304-2001-VAS

Reliance Communication Ltd.

UASL-DT

ACCESS

National Area

HP

10-07-2004-BS-II/RIL/

Reliance Telecom Ltd.

UL-AS

ACCESS

National Area

HP

20-473/2015-AS-1

Bharti Airtel Ltd

UL-AS

ACCESS

National Area

HP

20-430/2014-AS-I/39

Idea Cellular Ltd.

CMTS

ACCESS

National Area

HP

842-382/2001-VAS

Vodafone Idea Ltd

UL-AS

ACCESS

National Area

HP

20-363/2012 AS-I

Tata Teleservices Ltd.

UASL-DT

ACCESS

National Area

HP

20-207/2003-TATA-BS-III

Dishnet Wireless Ltd

UASL

ACCESS

National Area

HP

20-207/2004-Dishnet/BS-III

Vodafone Mobile Services Ltd.

UASL

ACCESS

National Area

HP

20-207/2006/ESSAR/AS-I

Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd.

UL-AS

ACCESS

National Area

HP

20-401/2013(AS-I)

Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd.

PMRTS

ACCESS

National Area

HP

20-401/2013(AS-I)

Good Media News Pvt Ltd. (Shimla)

UL

ISP-C

SSA

Shimla

820-613/2002-LR

Conjoinix Technology Private Ltd. (Chandigarh and J & K)

UL

ISP-C

SSA

Chandigarh, J & K.

820-744/2003-LR

Conjoinix Technology Private Ltd. (Patiala)

UL

ISP-C

SSA

Patiala

821-277/2015-DS

Ziptel  IT Solution Pvt. Ltd. (Solan, Ambala, Chandigarh)

UL

ISP-C

SSA

Solan, Ambala Chandigarh

821-131/2014-DS

Dhauladhar Broadband Pvt. Ltd. (ISP-C-Kangra)

UL

ISP-C

SSA

Kangra

821-175/2014-DS

Airwaves Iternet Private Ltd. (ISP-C-SOLAN, Ambala)

UL

ISP-C

SSA

Solan, Ambala

821-207/2014-DS

R.P. World Telecom Pvt. Ltd. (ISP-B-)

UL

ISP-B

Telecom circle

HP

DS-11/14/2015-DS-III

R.P. World Telecom Pvt. Ltd. (ISP-B-Punjab)

UL

ISP-B

Telecom circle

Punjab

DS-11/14/2015-DS-III

R.P. World Telecom Pvt. Ltd. (ISP-C-Ambala )

UL

ISP-C

SSA

Ambala

DS-11/14/2015-DS-III

Tikona Digital Network Pvt. Ltd.

UL

ISP-A

National Area

HP

820-1019/08-LR

Development Logics Solution Pvt. Ltd. (ISP-C Kangra)

UL

ISP-C

SSA

Kangra

821-294/2015-DS

Singh Internet Services Pvt. Ltd. (ISP-C-Hamirpur)

UL

ISP-C

SSA

Hamirpur

821-367/2015-DS

Nitya Internet Pvt. Ltd. (Hamirpur, Solan, Mandi and Kangra)

UL

ISP-C

SSA

Solan, Mandi and Kangra

DS-11/58/2015-DS-III

Denet connect services Private Ltd. (Hamirpur)

Details of Spectrum Auctioned, Administrative Allotted,  Sharing, Merger, Surrender & Quashed Licenses

SL.NO Name Of The Licensee Type Of License
1 BSNL BASIC
2 BSNL CMTS
3 BHARTI AIRTEL UL-AS
4 IDEA TELECOM CMTS
5 RELIANCE TELECOM CMTS
6 RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS UASL-DT
7 M/s RELIANCE JIO INFOCOM LTD. UL-AS & PMRTS
8 M/s DISHNET WIRELESS LTD. UASL
9 TATA TELESERVICES UASL-DT
10 VODAFONE MOBILE SERVICES UASL
11 GOOD MEDIA NEWS PVT LTD (ERST WHILE BRIDGE VIEW BROAD BAND NETWORK) UL-ISP-C
12 CONJOINIX TECHNOLOGIES ISP-IT
13 CONJOINIX TECHNOLOGIES UL-ISP-C
14 ZIPTEL IT SOLUTION UL-ISP-C
15 DHAULADHAR BB NETWORK UL-ISP-C
16 AIRWAVES INTERNET UL-ISP-C
17 SINGH INTERNET SERVICES UL-ISP-C
18 DEVELOPMENT LOGICS UL-ISP-C
19 R.P.WORLD TELECOM UL-ISP-B
20 R.P.WORLD TELECOM UL-ISP-B
21 R.P.WORLD TELECOM UL-ISP-C
22 NITYA INTERNET SERVICES UL-ISP-C
23 SINGH INTERNET SERVICES PVT. UL-ISP-C
24 DENET CONNECT SERVICE PVT. UL-ISP-C
25 RUDRA XI CONSULTANCY PVT. LTD UL-ISP-C
26 PLINTRON INDIA PVT.LTD. UL-VNO, (ISP-A) & PMRTS
27 ESTO BROADBAND PVT. LTD UL-VNO, (ISP-A) & PMRTS
28 GAJANAND NETWORKS PVT. LTD, UL-ISP-C
29 ATS NETWORKS PVT.LTD UL-ISP-C
30 Crystal Clear Broadband Pvt Ltd UL-ISP-C
31 JPR Network India Pvt Ltd UL-VNO(ISP-B)