OSP refers to Other Service Providers. The services that are part of this “other services” category are Call centres, BPOs, e-Commerce websites, tele banking, Tele-education. All of these are part of IT enabled services that need telecom and internet resources from authorized service providers as well. In order to use these resources to run an OSP in India, one needs an OSP License. Provided by the Department of Telecommunication or DOT, the OSP License allows companies to provide other services for a period of 20 years.
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In India, you need to obtain OSP License from the department of telecommunication.
Once you get the OSP License, it is going to be valid up to 20 years from the date of issue.
Yes, as the validity of OSP License is near expiration, you can renew your license.
In order to apply for this license, the applicant needs to have an incorporated company as either a private limited company or an LLP. However, if you haven’t registered a company yet, we provide company registration services as well. After the company registration process, we are going to aid you with obtaining OSP License. Yes, you can apply for the license.
No, under India’s Department of Telecommunication, the transfer of one OSP License from one company to another is prohibited.
After the filing of Annual return, the operational OSPs are put under the Active OSP List.
No, interconnection between the international OSP and domestic OSP is not allowed.
OSP License is a location based license. Therefore, if you have two branches of your company in India, then you will need to obtain two OSP Licenses in order to conduct OSP operations
If you want to run national and international OSP on a single floor, then you need not two, but three licenses. Two licenses will be the OSP Licenses, and the third one will be the Infra-sharing license. The third license is meant for infrastructure sharing.
If you want to provide IT enabled services like Tele-banking, tele-trading, tele-education, ecommerce, call centres, network operation centres etc. in India, then under the regulations of Department of Telecommunication, you need to obtain OSP license to use the telecom resources to run OSPs.
The OSP License is for both inbound and outbound calls.
Within six months of completion of the financial year, the OSP must submit “Annual Return” to the registering authority. The annual return must indicate the details of the activities of the previous financial year and the status of their continuing the OSP operation. Once the status is validated, the operational OSPs shall be put in the Active OSP list. Those OSPs who do not submit the annual return for consecutive three years will be put in the dormant list and their registration will be cancelled after keeping them for two years in the dormant list. Such list would be made available on the DOT website.
Interconnectivity between Domestic and International OSP is not permitted by the DOT.