The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has invited Enterprises to participate in studies for direct assignment of spectrum to Enterprises setting up Captive Non-Public Network (CNPN CNPNs. Enterprises having net-worth over Rs. 100 Crores and willing to set up CNPNs by obtaining spectrum directly from DoT, can participate in the studies.
The Government had issued the ‘Guidelines for Captive Non-Public Network (CNPN) license’ on 27th June 2022, aimed at establishing the legal framework for CNPNs. The guidelines provide that the enterprises seeking to establish CNPN may obtain spectrum on lease from Telecom Service Providers or directly from DoT. These guidelines also provide that the DoT will undertake demand studies for direct assignments of spectrum to Enterprises setting up CNPNs.
DoT has also launched a module on Saralsanchar portal for carrying out the demand studies. The portal may be accessed at: https://saralsanchar.gov.in. An OM has been issued in this regard on 09-08-2022. The details can be submitted on the portal from 10-08-2022 to 09-09-2022.
Captive Non-Public Network can play a key role in developing industries by providing secure, ultra-reliable, low latency and high throughput communication using advanced technologies.