The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a notice extending the timeline for comments on consultation paper: ‘Introduction of Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Provider Authorization under Unified License’. This notice was issued on 9th March, 2023.
It may be recalled that TRAI, on dated 11 February 2023, had issued a Consultation Paper on ‘Introduction of Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Provider Authorization under Unified License (UL)’. In context of DCI development, various countries have aligned their telecom licensing framework to increased utilization of resources (including spectrum), reduction of cost, attract investment and strengthen the service delivery segment by segregating the infrastructure/network layer and service/ application layers.
Written comments on the Consultation Paper were invited from the stakeholders by 09th March, 2023 and counter-comments, if any, by 23rd March, 2023. TRAI has now extended this timeline, hence comments may be sent by the stakeholders by 6th April, 2023 and counter-comments, if any, by 20th April, 2023.