Govt To Conduct Demand Studies For Direct Assignments Of Spectrum To Enterprises Setting Up Captive Non-Public Networks

by Swarajya Staff - Aug 10, 2022 01:43 PM +05:30 IST
Govt To Conduct Demand Studies For Direct Assignments Of Spectrum To Enterprises Setting Up Captive Non-Public Networks5G (Representative Image)

The government has launched a module on 'Saralsanchar' portal for carrying out the demand studies for direct assignments of spectrum to enterprises setting up captive non-public networks (CNPNs).

The portal, launched by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), can be accessed at https://saralsanchar.gov.in.

The government had issued the ‘Guidelines for Captive Non-Public Network (CNPN) license’ on 27 June 2022, aimed at establishing the legal framework for CNPNs, the Ministry of Communications said in a release on Wednesday (10 August).

The guidelines provide that the enterprises seeking to establish CNPN may obtain spectrum on lease from Telecom Service Providers or directly from DoT, it added.

These guidelines also provide that Department of Telecommunications (DoT) will undertake demand studies for direct assignments of spectrum to Enterprises setting up CNPNs.

As per the guidelines, the DoT has now launched the module on Saralsanchar portal for carrying out the studies.

Enterprises having net-worth more than Rs 100 crore and willing to set up CNPNs by obtaining spectrum directly from DoT have been invited to participate in this exercise, according to the ministry.

The details can be submitted on the portal from 10 August 2022 to 9 September 2022.

The ministry said that the Captive Non-Public Network (CNPN) can play a key role in developing industries by providing secure, ultra-reliable, low latency and high throughput communication using advanced technologies.

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