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Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing


Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Department of Telecommunications

Frequently Asked Questions


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1: What are the different types of licenses issued by WPC? 2: How Network License is different from Non-Network License? 3: Do all wireless products require a license to operate? 4: from licensing for possession and use?
What are the license- free bands? What are the wireless products that are exempted If a particular product is exempted from license, still I need to notify WPC about it

5: before use? Can I import the same without need of any license? 6: What is the procedure to obtain a license from WPC? 7: I am unable to complete the step 1 above?

8: If I make a mistake while filling on-line application, how can I rectify the mistake? 9: Is the above procedure is uniform for all types of license? 10: 11:
While filing my application on-line, I found the equipment library do not have the equipments that I intent to use. How can I update the equipment library? While filing my application for Network license On-Line, I have skipped the creation of station, creation of site section etc. Whether it will be accepted by WPC?

12: Where I can find the proformas for filling the Hard copy of my application? 13: that suits my requirement?
While filling the On-line application I am unable to select the appropriate network

14: How can I import a wireless product? 15: Is the license procedures same for individual wireless users and Companies? 16: How can I find the status of my application On-Line? 17: Do I need to physically come to WPC, New Delhi to get a license? 18: Where are the WPC regional offices located? 19: Do the regional offices issue all categories of License? 20:
If I am from a small town, which is the nearest Office I can approach for getting a license?

21: What are DPL and NDPL? 22: Who can issue DPL and NDPL? 23:
Are there any consultant offices, authorised by WPC to do my liaison work with WPC?

24: What shall I do to renew my license? Are all licenses renewable? 25: How can I get my license Cancelled? 26: How can I get a duplicate license?

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If my licensed wireless product becomes faulty how can I get it replaced with a new one?

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28: What is NFAP? 29: What are STP and LOA? 30: What is SACFA? What is the procedure to get SACFA clearance? 31: What is ETA? What is the procedure to get an ETA? 32: What are the fees to be paid for various categories of License? 33: fees?
What is the difference between Royalty fees and License Fees? What are Spectrum What are the examinations conducted by WPC? Name of the certificates currently

34: issued and max validity period of each certificate.

35: Where I can take the examinations? Who will issue the certificates? 36: Does WPC provide any training prior to the examinations? 37: Are there any institutes authorised to give training? If so what are their addresses? 38: What shall I do if my query is not answered by the questions above? 39: How to obtain the wireless operating licence for satellite Phone (INMARSAT terminals) ?

What are the different types of licenses issued by WPC? Network License to operate:
1) Beacon 2) CORDECT/CDMA 3) Captive Radio paging 4) Wide Area Radio Paging 5) Captive Radio Trunking 6) Public Mobile Radio Trunking Service(PMRTS) 7) Captive VSAT 8) Commercial VSAT 9) GSM 10) Earth station for foreign mission 11) Experimental 12) FM Community Broadcast 13) FM Broadcast 14) SW Broadcast 15) Terrestrial Broadcast 16) Fixed/Mobile-HF/VHF/UHF-Land Based 17) Fixed/Mobile-HF/VHF/UHF-Land Based(additional category) 18) HF/VHF for Foreign Mission 19) MW Broadcast 20) MW link for Foreign Mission 21) MW link for Cellular(GSM) 22) MW link for WLL(CDMA) 23) MW link for Point to Point Communication 24) MW link for Point to Multipoint(for ISP,ILD,NLD) 25) MW link for wide area Radio Paging 26) Radar 27) Remote Controller

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28) SCADA 29) Satellite Broadcast 30) Satellite Network-Gateway for ISP,ILD,NLD 31) Satellite Network-Receive only Earth Station 32) Satellite News Gathering 33) Shot Range UHF Hand Held Radio (USR) 34) Spread Spectrum 35) TV Receive Only Dish Antenna(TVRO) for Foreign Mission

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Non-Network License to operate:


1) Aero mobile Station 2) Dealer Possession License(DPL) 3) Non-Dealer Possession License(NDPL) 4) Demonstration 5) Import 6) Maritime Mobile Station 7) Operator's License For GMDSS 8) Operator's License For COP 9) Operator's License For Amateurs Top

How Network License is different from Non-Network License?


The division is based on the procedure adopted for licensing. Frequency allocation and Creation of Station are two important procedures in creating Network License. For Nonnetwork license, Earmarked frequencies (pre-allocated frequencies) are available as per International and National Norms to be chosen from whereas in certain cases of NonNetwork licenses,frequencies are not required to be assigned at all. Top

Do all wireless products require a license to operate?


With the exception of a few low power devices that operate in the license-free band, Broadcasting Reciver, TVRO System rest of all equipments requires a license to operate. Top

What are the license- free bands? What are the wireless products that are exempted from licensing for possession and use?
Please check the following Links.
1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7)

Indoor use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz. Use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz Indoor use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 5GHz Indoor use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 5GHzAmndment Outdoor use of wireless equipments in the frequency band 5.825 -5.875GHz Use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 865-867MHz for RFID Use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 865-867MHz for RFID-Amendment

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Use of low power wireless equipment in the 335MHz band fro remote control of Cranes Use of low power wireless equipment in the 335MHz band fro remote control of Cranes-Amendment Use of low power wireless equipments in the Citizen Band 26.957-27.383MHz Use of low power wireless equipments in the Citizen Band 26.957-27.383MHzAmendment
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If a particular product is exempted from license, still I need to notify WPC about it before use? Can I import the same without need of any license?
If the product is not Type Approved, then it is required to inform WPC and obtain Type Approval from WPC. Import License is required from WPC to import any equipment, other than Broadcasting Reciver and TVRO System. Top

What is the procedure to obtain a license from WPC?


1) File the license application on-line in www.wpc.dot.gov.in in the appropriate category without skipping any steps

2) After filling on-line, Read the Checklist Provided. 3) After filling on-line, take a print out of the application ID. Submit a hard copy of the relevant application form along with a copy of the print out of application ID to WPC office / RLO as the case may be. Follow the subsequent instruction from WPC. Keep a watch on the status of the license 5) application on the Web site. Top 4)

I am unable to complete the step 1 above?


Please create a user profile with an ID for filing the application. Log in the Web site use this ID and follow the instructions. Use the Help Demo given for filing the application. Top

If I make a mistake while filling on-line application, how can I rectify the mistake?
Log-in to your own profile created in the website. Click the 'modify license application' link. Do the necessary correction and log-out. This modification is allowed only till 5PM on the day the application was submitted after which the data transfer would take place from the Web server to WPC application server. Top

Is the above procedure is uniform for all types of license?


Yes the procedure is same for types of license except for Satellite based licenses. For various satellite licenses, On-line filing is not mandatory. The Hard copy of the relevant application can be submitted at WPC without application ID. Top

While filing my application on-line, I found the equipment library do not have the equipments that I intent to use. How can I update the equipment library?
The Wireless equipment that you want to procure is not listed in the Equipment library. The technical specification of the equipment has to be provided to the concerned RLO in Soft and

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hard copies to update the equipment library .After submission of these particulars, the equipment library will get updated next day. Please follow the instructions given in Help Demo section. Top

While filing my application for Network license On-Line, I have skipped the creation of station, creation of site section etc. Whether it will be accepted by WPC?
No; if the mandatory information (shown in red colour) is not filled in, your application will be rejected. You are advised to fill in all mandatory and non-mandatory information to the maximum extent and precisely. Please follow the instructions given in Help Demo section. Top

Where I can find the proformas for filling the Hard copy of my application? Please check the link.
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While filling the On-line application I am unable to select the appropriate network that suits my requirement?
First select the appropriate service depending on the application and then select the network for that service. It is also advisable to select the desired channels in the Desired Frequency section Top

How can I import a wireless product?


An import license from WPC is required to import any wireless equipment. The procedure is same as explained in question 6 above. Top

Is the license procedures same for individual wireless users and Companies?
Yes. Top

How can I find the status of my application On-Line?


Log-in at the WPC web site. Then click the application ID in your domain. Top

Do I need to physically come to WPC, New Delhi to get a license?


Not always required. The application can be submitted On-line. The hard copy of the application can be sent to the following address by post Assistant wireless advisor, WPC wing, Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi:110001 Alternately: The hard copy of the application can be submitted at the facilitation counter of Sanchar Bhawan. Top

Where are the WPC regional offices located?

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There are 5 Regional Licensing Offices (RLO) throughout India.These are given below.

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Address of Regional Licencing Office


North, New Delhi WPC Wing Regional Licencing Office,Ministry of Communications & IT, Northern Regional Wireless Monitoring HQRS Campus, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, New Delhi 110030 Tel. 91 11 26502671 Fax. 91 11 26502860 Eastern, Kolkata

Territorial Jurisdiction

Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, J & K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh , Uttaranchal.

WPC Wing Regional Licencing Office,Ministry of Communications & IT, Eastern Regional Wireless West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Monitoring HQRS Campus, (PO) Orrisa, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar. Sarkarpole, Gopalpur, Kolkata 700143 Tel. 91 33 24011431 Fax. 91 33 24019407 Western, Mumbai WPC Wing Regional Licencing Office,Ministry of Communications & Maharashtra, Gujrat, Goa, Daman IT, Western Regional Wireless and Diu, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Monitoring HQRS Campus, Gorai Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh. Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai 400091 Tel. 91 22 28672351 Fax. 91 22 28672351 Southern, Chennai WPC Wing Regional Licencing Office,Ministry of Communications & Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, IT, Southern Regional Wireless Tamilnadu, Minicoy, Pondichery and Monitoring HQRS Campus (PO) Lakshadeep. Perungudi, Kandanchavadi, Chennai 600096. Tel. 91 44 24960172 Fax. 91 44 24960235. North East, Shillong WPC Wing Regional Licensing office, Ministry of communications & IT, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Wireless Monitoring Station Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Campus, Lapalangh Ryngah, Nagaland, and Tripura. Shillong 793006. Tel. 91 364 2537613 Fax. 91 364 2230893 Top

Do the regional offices issue all categories of License?


No. These offices issue the following categories of License only.

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1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Captive Radio Paging License. Import License. Maritime Mobile Station License Aeronautical Mobile Station License. Remote Control of Models. Experimental License. Demonstration License. Short Range UHF Radio(Hand Held) license

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9) Certificate of Proficiency for Aero mobile Services-RTR(A) 10) Certificate of Proficiency for Global Maritime and Safety Services(GMDSS) Serial no 6 is Network License, Serial Number 9 and 10 are Certificates and rest are all Nonnetwork licenses. Please check the notification (Link) for further details.

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If I am from a small town, which is the nearest Office I can approach for getting a license?
Please check the notification (Link) for details on Jurisdiction.

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What are DPL and NDPL?


DPL is the Dealer Possession License and NDP is Non-Dealer Possession License. DPL is issued for the prospective dealers and distributors of wireless products. The DPL enables a person or company to possess and transact in the wireless products which are licensed through the DPL. The NDPL is issued to an individual when she neither possess any other kind of wireless license issued by WPC nor is a dealer of wireless product , but propose to hold certain wireless equipment for which the application is submitted to WPC. Top

Who can issue DPL and NDPL?


The following are the addresses of the offices other than WPC head quarters that are delegated with the powers to issue DPL and NDPL.

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Address of Wireless Monitoring Station/Regional Head Quarters(RHQ)

Inspection Engineers address for this State


Inspection Engineer, 18, Padmanabha Nagar, Banasankari, II stage, Bangalore-560070 Phone: 26690102 FAX: 26790300 Inspection Engineer,SRHQ, Kandanchavadi, IWMS Campus, Chennai-600096 Tel 24960275

Officer-In-Charge, Nettayam POTrivandrumKerala,Lakshadeep 695013 Tel: 0471-2373202 FAX: 0471 -2374533 Engineer-In-Charge, SRHQ, Kandanchavadi, IWMS Campus,Chennai600096 Tel 24960979

Tamil Nadu

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FAX: 24960235 FAX: 24963083 Officer-In-Charge, 18, Inspection Engineer, 18, Padmanabha Nagar, Padmanabha Nagar, Banasankari, II stage, Banasankari, II stage, Karnataka Bangalore-560070 Bangalore-560070 Phone: 26690102 Phone: 26690102 FAX: 26790300 FAX: 26790300 Officer-In-Charge, IIIrd Inspection Engineer, IIIrd Floor, Room No. 302, Floor, Room No. 302, Telecom Engineering Telecom Engineering Andra Pradesh Centre , Cherlapally, Centre , Cherlapally, Hyderabad-500380 Hyderabad-500380 Tel 27794504 Tel 27794504 FAX: 27794530 FAX: 27794530 Officer-In-Charge ,Door Inspection Engineer, , No. 39-27-41, IIIrd Floor, Room No. 302, Madhavadhara VUDA Telecom Engineering Colony, Marribalem Vishakpattanam Centre , Cherlapally, P.O.VisakhapatnamHyderabad-500380 530018 Tel 27794504 Tel: 2539365 FAX: 27794530 FAX: 2542402 Officer-In-Charge, Sylvia Inspection Engineer, 18, Road, Chogm Sangolda Padmanabha Nagar, Rd.,PO Alto Porvorim,GOA- Banasankari, II stage, Goa 403112 Bangalore-560070 Tel. 2417245 Phone: 26690102 FAX: 2410280 FAX: 26790300 Engineer-In-Charge, . IMS Inspection Engineer,IMS Campus, Gorai Road, Campus, Gorai Road, Borivli(West),Mumbai-400 Borivli(West),Mumbai-400 Maharstra 092 092 Tel :28671626 Tel :28671626 FAX: 28650244 FAX: 28650244 Officer-In-Charge, Opp. Inspection Engineer, Jagatpark Society, Kotra, Pushkar Ghatlodia,AhmedabadGujrat Road,Ajmer-305004 380061 Tel. 2600 641 Tel. 2760 3444 FAX: 2600 593 FAX: 27603011 Officer-In-Charge, Kotra, Inspection Engineer, Pushkar Road,AjmerKotra, Pushkar Rajasthan 305004 Road,Ajmer-305004 Tel. 2600 641 Tel. 2600 641 FAX: 2600593 FAX: 2600593 Officer-In-Charge ,Door No. 39-27-41, Inspection Madhavadhara VUDA Engineer,Chindwara Colony, Marribalem Road,PO Koradi Orissa P.O.VisakhapatnamT.P.S.,Nagpur-441111 530018 Tel.2612114 Tel: 2539365 FAX: 2612040 FAX: 2542402 Inspection Officer-In-Charge, Engineer,Chindwara P.O.Harmoo Housing Road,PO Koradi Bihar Colony,Ranchi-834012 T.P.S.,Nagpur-441111 Tel.2243023 Tel.2612114 FAX: 2241433 FAX: 2612040 Inspection

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Engineer,VillageGopalpur ,PO Sarkarpool,24Parganas,Kollkota -743352 Tel.24012960 FAX: 24019407 Inspection Engineer,Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030 Tel: 26502658 FAX: 26502380 Inspection Engineer,Main Garhi Road, Hardyal Nagar (Nr. Brahma Kumari Ashram), Jalandhar City 144022 Tel 225210 FAX: 232544 Inspection Engineer,Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030 Tel: 26502658 FAX: 26502380 Inspection Engineer,Main Garhi Road, Hardyal Nagar (Nr. Brahma Kumari Ashram),Jalandhar City 144022 Tel 225210 FAX: 232544 Inspection Engineer,Main Garhi Road, Hardyal Nagar (Nr. Brahma Kumari Ashram), Jalandhar City 144022 Tel 225210 FAX: 232544 Inspection Engineer,Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030 Tel: 26502658 FAX: 26502380 Inspection Engineer,Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030 Tel: 26502658 FAX: 26502380 Inspection Engineer,Chindwara Road,PO Koradi T.P.S.,Nagpur-441111 Tel.2612114 FAX: 2612040 Inspection Engineer,Chindwara Road,PO Koradi

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Officer-In-Charge, P.O.Harmoo Housing Colony,Ranchi-834012 Tel.2243023 FAX: 2241433 Engineer-In-Charge, . Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030 Tel: 26502658 FAX: 26502380 Officer-In-Charge, Main Garhi Road, Hardyal Nagar (Nr. Brahma Kumari Ashram), Jalandhar City 144022 Tel 225210 FAX: 232544 Engineer-In-Charge, . Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030 Tel: 26502658 FAX: 26502380

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Officer-In-Charge, . Main Garhi Road, Hardyal Nagar (Nr. Brahma Kumari Chandigarh Ashram),Jalandhar City 144022 Tel 225210 FAX: 232544 Officer-In-Charge, . Main Garhi Road, Hardyal Nagar (Nr. Brahma Kumari Himachal Pradesh Ashram), Jalandhar City 144022 Tel 225210 FAX: 232544 Officer-In-Charge, Gurauli Bujurg, ChappiaP.O. Khajani Road,GorakhpurUP 273016 Tel. 2321709 FAX: 2323481 Officer-In-Charge, Gurauli Bujurg, ChappiaP.O. Khajani Road,GorakhpurUttranchal 273016 Tel. 2321709 FAX: 2323481 Officer-In-Charge, 66-A, Sec-B, ShahpuraBhopal462003 Tel 2464653 FAX: 433930 Officer-In-Charge, 66-A, Sec-B, ShahpuraBhopal462003

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Tel 2464653 FAX: 433930 Engineer-InCharge,VillageGopalpur ,PO West Bengal Sarkarpool,24Parganas,Kollkota -700143 Tel.24012960 FAX: 24019407 Officer-In-Charge Girdharilal G Sardarmalls Arunachal Pradesh Bldg,Mancotta Road,Dibrugarh-786 001 Tel. 2325238, 2326887. Officer-In-Charge Girdharilal G Sardarmalls Assam Bldg,Mancotta Road,Dibrugarh-786 001 Tel. 2325238, 2326887 Officer-In-Charge, Lapalang Rynjah,ShillongMeghalaya 793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Officer-In-Charge, Lapalang Rynjah,ShillongManipur 793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Officer-In-Charge, Lapalang Rynjah,ShillongMizoram 793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Officer-In-Charge, Lapalang Rynjah,ShillongNagaland 793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Officer-In-Charge, Lapalang Rynjah,ShillongSikkim 793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Officer-In-Charge, Lapalang Rynjah,ShillongTripura 793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Officer-In-Charge ,Lasha Villa, Near Shiv Mandir,515/3/1, III rd Darjeeling Floor, Hill Cart Road,Darjeeling -734 111 Tel 252383 FAX: 257100 T.P.S.,Nagpur-441111 Tel.2612114 FAX: 2612040 Inspection Engineer,VillageGopalpur ,PO Sarkarpool,24Parganas,Kollkota -700143 Tel.24012960 FAX: 24019407 Inspection Engineer,Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Inspection Engineer,Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Inspection Engineer, Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Inspection Engineer,Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Inspection Engineer, Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Inspection Engineer,Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Inspection Engineer, Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Inspection Engineer,Lapalang Rynjah,Shillong-793006 Tel 537613 FAX:233727 Inspection Engineer,VillageGopalpur ,PO Sarkarpool,24Parganas,Kollkota -743352 Tel.24012960 FAX: 24019407

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Inspection Engineer, 18, Officer-In-Charge, Fathima Padmanabha Nagar, Mansion,III rd Floor P.O. Banasankari, II stage,

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Pijai,Mangalore-575004 Tel 2493960 FAX: 2494249 Officer-InCharge ,Chindwara Road,PO Koradi T.P.S.,Nagpur-441111 Tel.2612114 FAX: 2612040 Officer-In-Charge ,Palora Top, Behind BSF Camp,Jammu-181124 Tel: 2597167 fax: 2433557 Bangalore-560 070 Phone: 26690102 FAX: 26790300 Inspection Engineer,Chindwara Road,PO Koradi T.P.S.,Nagpur-441111 Tel.2612114 FAX: 2612040 Inspection Engineer,Ghitorni, PO Mehrauli,New Delhi-110 030 Tel: 26502658 FAX: 26502380

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Are there any consultant offices, authorised by WPC to do my liaison work with WPC?
No. Top

What shall I do to renew my license? Are all licenses renewable?


Generally the Licenses are renewed by the office which has issued it. However Regional RLO can renew the licenses which are delegated to it and as per the jurisdiction in the notification. Top

How can I get my license Cancelled?


Submit an application for surrendering the license. The license should be valid for the month in which the application is filed. If any equipment is in service under the license, dismantle and shift these equipments to any dealer who holds a valid DPL for similar equipments. If the equipments are faulty, get them cannibalized under disposal procedure. The original license along with the disposal certificate/equipments transferred certificate should be submitted to WPC for surrendering the license. Top

How can I get a duplicate license?


Submit an application to WPC for duplicate license along with a copy of the FIR lodged for the loss/destruction of the original license and necessary fees. Top

If my licensed wireless product becomes faulty how can I get it replaced with a new one?
The disposal procedure: 1) Please ensure that the license has been validated as on the date of disposal. 2) Intimate the regional office/wireless monitoring station for the presence of an officer. 3) Cannibalize the equipment in all respect in the presence of the officer. 4) Get a disposal certificate from the officer. Send the application for the replacement along with original license and disposal 5) certificate. Top

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What is NFAP?

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National Frequency Allocation Plan. NFAP describes the frequency management plan to suit the national frequency requirements as per the ITU guidelines. The NFAP get amended from time to time, the latest being NFAP-2005. Please check the following link for further details.

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What are STP and LOA?


STP is the Short Term Permit issued to the Aeronautical and Maritime License applicants prior to the issue of Permanent License. LOA is the Letter of Agreement or Decision to grant license which is the first communication to the applicant for various categories of license. LOA authorize the applicant to proceed with Top

What is SACFA? What is the procedure to get SACFA clearance?


SACFA is an acronym for Standing Advisory Committee for Frequency Allocation. SACFA deals with the procedures for Siting Clearance for Wireless Transmitters Please check the following link for further details.

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What is ETA? What is the procedure to get an ETA?


ETA is the Type approval for equipments given by WPC for the use of equipments in the Indian Telecom Network. Please check the following link

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What are the fees to be paid for various categories of License?


An applicant has to pay License fees and Royalty fees to get a License and for its renewal. Please check the link on Orders for the formula for calculation of Royalty and License fee. Please check the following link.various fees to be paid are normally indicated in the decision letter issued to the applicant.

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What is the difference between Royalty fees and License Fees? What are Spectrum fees?
License fee is a fixed charge binding on the use of Wireless Equipment. Royalty fees are the charges for the use of RF (Radio Frequency) Spectrum Spectrum fee is an alternate name for Royalty fee. Top

What are the examinations conducted by WPC? Name of the certificates currently issued and max validity period of each certificate.
The following examinations are conducted by WPC 1) Aeronautical Radio Telephony Exam (RTR(A)) 2) GMDSS for Maritime applications. 3) ASOC examination for Amateurs (HAMS) Various categories of each examination mentioned above. Name of the certificates currently

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issued and max validity period of each certificate.

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Serial Main Class No.


1 2 3 4 RTR(A) GMDSS AMATEUR AMATEUR

Sub Class
RTR(A) GOC Restricted General

Certificate
RTR(A) GOC Restricted General

Validity
20 years / Life Time 10 years 20 years / Life Time 20 years / Life Time

Renewal Tenure
20 years 5 years 20 years 20 years

For further information on RTR please check the following link

Link Link

For further information on GMDSS please check the following link

For further information on Amateur please check the following link

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Where I can take the examinations? Who will issue the certificates? Serial Certificate No. type Frequency of Certification Examinations office
Chennai-June, Mumbai-Feb, KolkotaAugust, DelhiApril/Oct, HyderabadDec. Certificate / License Issued By respective RLO Certificate / License Issued By respective RLO

Exam Centers

RTR(A)

Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkotta, Delhi, Hyderabad

GOC

Chennai,Mumbai,Kolkotta,Delhi Monthly

AMATEUR

No fixed schedule. Exam is fixed Conducted By 21 Wireless by the Wireless Monitoring Stations Thro India Monitoring Station as per demand and convenience.

License Issued By WPC , New Delhi

The schedule of RTR (A) and GOC exams are available in the Web site. Top

Does WPC provide any training prior to the examinations?


WPC does not provide training for any of the examinations conducted by it.

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Are there any institutes authorised to give training? If so what are their addresses?
No. But certain institutes are approved for giving training in GMDSS. Please check the following link for the list of approved GMDSS institutes

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How to obtain the wireless operating licence for satellite Phone (INMARSAT terminals) ?
(i) First obtain No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the CS Group of DOT. (ii) Then apply for frequency assignment to WPC Wing in proforma prescribed along with NOC. (iii) Obtained the ID from any operator (like M/s Tata Communication Ltd (VSNL). (iv) Apply for issuance of Wireless Operating Licence along with invoice of equipments and requisite spectrum charges (Licence Fee and royalty) as specified in the decision letter along with surcharge, if any. Top

What shall I do if my query is not answered by the questions above?


Please contact the following persons:

For SACFA related matters


Shri. Gulab Chand Deputy Wireless Advisor 6th floor, Sanchar Bhawan 20, Ashoka Road New Delhi - 110001 Tel. No.: 23372174, 23036391

For Regulation related matters


Shri. R.K. Saxena Deputy Wireless Advisor 6th floor, Sanchar Bhawan 20, Ashoka Road New Delhi - 110001 Tel. No.: 23359561, 23036630

For International Co-ordination


Shri. R.Venkatachalam Deputy Wireless Advisor 6th floor, Sanchar Bhawan 20, Ashoka Road New Delhi - 110001 Telefax: 011 - 23372179 Mobile No: 9868135157 Or alternately, you may email at ask.wpc@gmail.com Top

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