FDI Policy in Telecom

Modified by telecom on 05.07.2016

FDI policy for the Telecom Sector is as under:

Sr. No. Sector/Activity FDI Cap/ Equity Entry route Other Conditions


Telecom Services (including Telecom Infrastructure Providers Category – I)

All telecom services including Telecom Infrastructure Providers Category-I, viz. Basic, Cellular, Unified Access Services, Unified license(Access services),Unified License, National/ International Long Distance, Commercial V-Sat, Public Mobile Radio Trunked Services (PMRTS), Global Mobile Personal Communications Services (GMPCS), All types of ISP licences, Voice Mail/Audiotex/UMS, Resale of IPLC, Mobile Number Portability services, Infrastructure Provider Category – I (providing dark fibre, right of way, duct space, tower) except Other Service Providers.


 100 %

Automatic upto 49%.


FIPB beyond 49%.

subject to observance of by licensee as well as investors as notified by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) from time to time:

Press Note No. 6 (2013 Series) dated 22.08.2013[PDF](322.24 KB)

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