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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended an invitation to industry stakeholders to gather inputs on a framework for satellite gateways in India. This will facilitate the launch of satellite communication services in India.

Prior to this, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has requested TRAI to furnish recommendations on licensing framework for establishing a satellite gateway. DoT has requested TRAI to address existing limitations in satellite gateway operations as there is no provision regarding the use of gateway by service providers established by a satellite constellation operator.

The regulator is called to look into factors and make recommendations on entry fee, license fee, bank guarantee, NOCC charges and other issues which may concern LEO, MEO and HTS systems. 

TRAI has since released a consultation paper to garner inputs by 13 December.

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