Other Service Provider License
Run your telecom-supported business with an OSP license.

Overview

A business entity which offers application services including telemedicine, tele-education, tele-trading, call centre, e-commerce, network operation, and other IT enabled services using resources provided by Authorised Telecom Service Providers is called the Other Service Provider (OSP). The OSP registration can be obtained from the Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Government of India. Any entity entitled to OSP registration must be a company registered under the Companies Act, 2013. Get your OSP license.

How is it done?

OSPs registration is done by the respective Telecom Enforcement, Resource and Monitoring (TERM) Cells under the Department of Telecom (DoT), having jurisdiction in the location of the OSP.

  1. Authorisation letter to get attorney on board
  2. Gathering requirements and documents
  3. Drafting the application and filing with authorities

Documents Required

Company Details:

  1. Certificate of Incorporation
  2. PAN, Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Articles of Association (AOA)
  3. Last year’s audit report (if applicable)

Documents of Directors:

  1. List of Directors
  2. Shareholding of the company

Only a Private Limited Company can apply for OSP License. Therefore, businesses looking to start a call centre or BPO or e-commerce or other IT Enabled Services must incorporate a Private Limited Company. 

OSP compliance

After OPC Registration, the licence is valid for a period of 20 years – unless otherwise expressly mentioned.  OSPs are required to submit an Annual Return to the authorities mentioning the activities and the present status of the OSP. Within 6 months of completion of the financial year, submit the annual return for OSP License renewal.

Domestic OSP

OSP that provides application services inside the national boundaries.

International OSP

OSP that provides application services globally, beyond the national boundaries.

FAQs
What is the validity of the OSP License?

OSP License is valid for 20 years from the date of its issue. It can also be extended for another 10 years.

Do I need a different OSP license for different locations?

Yes. OSP license is a location specific license. So you need to apply for another OSP license in order to operate at a different location.

What is the advantage of an OSP License?

OSP is the only legal license required for running BPOs/ Call Centers or providing all the services mentioned above.

Can a company obtain more than one registration?

Yes, after receiving registration for one location, the OSP can apply for another location providing the OSP license copy and certificate of incorporation.

When to submit the Annual Return after registration?

After the completion of the Financial Year, the Annual Return is to be submitted within 6 months. The annual return must indicate the details of the activities of the previous financial year and the status of OSP operation.

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