The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has suggested amendments to UAS and CMTS licences in addition to the recommendations for including relevant pre-tender terms and conditions in ISP licence for use of broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum.
This has been done in order to ensure uniform and equitable application of terms and conditions of `notice inviting applications' (NIA). TRAI said in a release issued on Friday.
The recommendations follow a reference made by the Depart of Telecom (DoT) seeking TRAI's recommendations for amendment in the ISP licence agreement to incorporate the terms and conditions mentioned in `notice inviting applications' (NIA) for use of broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum.
While the DoT has only sought recommendations for amendment in ISP licence, TRAI said, it also examined amendments notified by the DoT in UAS / CMTS licences for the use of BWA spectrum. This, it said, would ensure uniform and equitable application of terms and conditions of NIA related to BWA spectrum to all the licensees (UAS, CMTS, ISP) who have obtained BWA spectrum in auction.
TRAI has issued a consultation paper `Amendment in the ISP licence agreement for incorporating the terms and conditions mentioned in notice inviting applications, seeking written comments of the stakeholders on the proposal.