DoT has canceled letters of intent issued to around 71 firms for providing internet service as virtual network operators. The virtual network operator permit allows firms to resell internet services of telecom companies under their own brand.
According to the DoT note, letters of intent were issued to the firms based on applications submitted by them but the department has not received any reply from them even after the extension of deadlines.
The applicant companies were required to submit the compliance status of the letter of intent within a period of 60 days from the issue date, failing which the same was to be canceled.
As per note “No response to the letter of intent has been received till date. Further, few companies have also sent the compliance after the expiry of the validity period of the letter of intent”
Accordingly, the letter of intent issued in response to the application stands canceled and the applications submitted by the companies for Internet service provider authorization under unified license are closed, it added.