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Global Mobile Personal Communication by Satellite

Policy for grant of licence for Global Mobile Personal Communication by Satellite(GMPCS) - (External website that opens in a new window) service in terms of NTP-1999 was finalized & announced on 2 November 2001.

The process of grant of GMPCS License is a very involved process. The application of GMPCS license containing the entire proposal is submitted to Law Enforcing Agency for Security Clearance. The LOI is issued after the proposal is cleared from security angle by an Inter-Ministerial Committee comprising of Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Defence Secretary, Home secretary, Secretary (Deptt. of Space) and Director (Intelligence Bureau).

At present LOI for GMPCS license has been issued to one Applicant Company and the license is yet to be signed. The process also involved testing of the GMPCS Gateway and Earth Station with respect to Security Monitoring. The Licence fee, which is in the form of revenue share, is 10 per cent of the adjusted gross revenue and entry fee is Rs.1 crore.

Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 08-01-2011