The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on January 09, 2023, issued a circular regarding the Nodal Licensed Service Areas(LSA) for Inspection of Internet Service Providers(ISP) Licensees. For the inspection of ISPs having network elements that are catering to more than one LSA, the inspection mechanism will be as follows namely: –
(i) The LSA in which the registered address of the Licensee is located will be the nodal LSA for the inspection
(ii) The LSA in which a network element of the Licensee is located will conduct the inspection of that element and submit its report to the nodal LSA. Other LSAs to which the network element is catering may join the inspection physically/via video conferencing. Nodal LSA may seek inputs/reports from any other LSA if required for the inspection of the Licensee. Nodal LSA will compile the inputs from the LSAs and prepare the final inspection report.