Revenue

Telecom Licenses

Department of Telecommunications gives Licenses under various categories for provision of different types of telecommunication services. These licenses are valid for 20 years. Companies interested in providing telecommunication services in India are required to get a License. These Licensee companies have to pay License fee in 4 quarterly installments @ 8% of AGR (Adjusted Gross Revenue) and Spectrum Usage Charges, wherever applicable. Further details are available on www.got.gov.in

GROSS REVENUE

The Gross Revenue shall be inclusive of installation charges, late fees, sale proceeds of handsets (or any other terminal equipment etc.) , revenue on account of interest, dividend, value added services, supplementary services, access or interconnection charges, roaming charges, revenue from permissible sharing of infrastructure and any other miscellaneous revenue, without any set-off for related item of expense, etc.

Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR)

For the purpose of arriving at the “Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR)”, following shall be excluded from the Gross Revenue to arrive at the AGR:

  1. PSTN/PLMN/GMPCS related call charges (Access Charges) actually paid to other eligible/entitled telecommunication service providers within India;
  2. Roaming revenes actually passed on to other eligible/entitled telecommunication service providers and;
  3. Service tax on provision of service and Sales Tax actually paid to the Government if gross revenue had included as component of Sales Tax and Service Tax.*

* now replaced with GST

The Licensee shall be bound by the terms and conditions of the License Agreement as well as by such orders / directions / regulations of the TRAI Act, 1997 as amended from time to time and instructions as are issued by the Licensor/TRAI

No of Licensees

Sl. No.

Type of license

No. of licenses

1

Access Unified

7

2

ISP/ISP-IT

155

3

UL-VNO-ISP

117

4

PMRTS

11

5

CMRTS

10

6

ILD

5

7

NLD

5

8

LF-VSAT

3

9 Spectrum - VSAT 1

10

CMTS

1

11

UASL

10

              12

GSM & CDMA Spectrum

10
13 Voice Mail 20
14 UL-VNO-Access 31
          TOTAL   386

 

Verification of deductions 

License Fee is charged on the Licensee at the specified rate of the quarterly AGR after allowing admissible deductions. Deductions (PSTN Charges, Roaming charges, service tax, sales tax#) claimed in the audited quarterly AGR are verified w.r.t the vouchers, Bank Statements and other proof of payments. Verification conducted annually for each quarter is intimated to the DoT (Hqrs) in the specified formats.

#now GST

Spectrum Usage Charges

Spectrum Usage Charge is payable by the licensees providing mobile access services, as a percentage of their Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR). Spectrum usage charges is payable as per the spectrum slabs/ rates notified by the Government from time to time. Following are the Licensee companies for which SUC is applicable: 

Sl.No.

Service providers

1

Aircel

2

Bharti Airtel

3

Tata net VSAT

4

Idea

5

MTNL(CMTS)

6

RCL

7

RJIL

8

Systema Shyam

9

TTSL

10

Vodafone

11

Videocon

 


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Revenue report from january 2021 to november 2021

SL.NO Name Of The Licensee Type Of License
1 Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. CMTS
2 Vodafone India Ltd. UASL
3 Tata Teleservices (MH) Ltd. MBI UASL-DT
4 Reliance Communications Ltd. (MBI) UASL-DT
5 Bharti Airtel Ltd. UASL
6 Idea Cellular Ltd. UASL
7 Etislat DB Telecom Pvt. Ltd. UASL
8 Unitech Wireless (TN) Pvt.Ltd. UASL
9 Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd. UASL
10 Videocon Telecom. Ltd. UASL
11 Aircel Ltd. UASL
12 Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd Access
13 Etislat DB (MBI) GSM
14 MTNL CMTS
15 Reliance Jio InfocommLtd. Unified Access
16 Bharti Airtel Ltd. GSM
17 Idea Cellular Ltd. GSM
18 Tata Tele services (MH) LTd CDMA
19 Sistema Smart tele services ltd (MBI) CDMA