SHARING THE INFRASTRUCTURE BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL & DOMESTIC OSP CENTER

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1.         General Conditions:

            Sharing of the infrastructure by the Domestic OSP and the International OSP shall require prior written approval of the Authority.  Such Registration may be granted on fulfilment of the following conditions:-

(a)       The domestic OSP Centre and International OSP Centre shall belong to the same Company.

(b)       The OSP shall set up call centre having at least 50 seats.

(c)        The OSP shall be responsible for any violation of the terms & conditions of OSP registration by anyone including but not limited to its employees.

(d)       The Authority reserves the right to carry out the audit periodically.

(e)       If the Authority is satisfied that there has been a violation of the conditions, it reserves the right to take punitive action including forfeiture of the security deposit and / or the cancellation of the registration held by OSP and the company shall be debarred from taking OSP registration for 3 years from the date of cancellation of such registration.




2.         Duration of Registration for Sharing the Infrastructure & Bank Guarantee

(a)       This registration shall be valid for a period of 3 years from the effective date unless revoked earlier for reasons as specified elsewhere in the document.

(b)       The Company shall submit a security deposit in the form of a Bank Guarantee in the specified format for Rs.50 Lakhs for option 1 under term 4(A) of this chapter or Rs. 1 crore for option 2 under term 4(B) of this chapter in favour of the Authority for the period of such Registration. In addition, the Company will sign an agreement with the Authority in the prescribed format.

(c)        Any failure to abide by the terms & conditions of Registration shall entitle the Authority to encash the Bank Guarantees and to convert into a cash security without any reference to the OSP at his risk and cost.  No interest or compensation whatsoever shall be payable by the Authority on such encashment.

(d)       Without prejudice to its rights of any other remedy, the Authority may encash Bank Guarantee and forfeit the security deposit in case of any breach in terms & conditions of the Registration by the OSP.

3.         Extension of Registration for Sharing the Infrastructure

(a)       Registration for such facility shall be for a period of 3 years. This may be extended for a further periods of maximum 3 years after expiry.
(b)       For extension of registration period beyond 3 years, the OSP shall submit such request for extension along with extended validity period of Bank Guarantee, 60 days prior to the expiry date, failing which the registration will lapse without notice.

(c)        The decision of the Authority shall be final in regard to the grant of extension.

4.         Technical Terms & Conditions for sharing the Infrastructure between International OSP & Domestic OSP

( A).     OPTION - 1

(Separate & Independent EPABX to be used for International & Domestic OSP Centres with sharing of same operator position)

1.         Interconnectivity of the International OSP with Domestic OSP is not permitted.

2.         The Domestic OSP centre and international OSP centre shall have non-sharing separate and independent EPABX but may have the common operator position.

3.         OSP shall ensure that only one call shall be offered to the operator position at a time, be it domestic or international, incoming or outgoing.

4.         No voice traffic shall flow between the Domestic and international OSP centres and/or cause bypass of the network of the Authorised Telecom Service Providers.

5.         OSP shall ensure that the system logs are tamper-proof and system logs are preserved at least for six months. The Authority reserves the right to call for these system logs on demand and also inspect them at site.

( B).     OPTION - 2

(International & Domestic OSP Centres to share the common EPABX with logical partitioning)

1.         Interconnectivity of the International OSP with Domestic OSP is not permitted.

2.         The Company shall submit a certificate from the Vendors of the equipment that the software is capable of logically bifurcating the common infrastructure into two separate and independent environments for the Domestic OSP and International OSP Centres.

3.         The Company shall ensure the complete logical separation between the activities of the domestic and International applications. No voice traffic shall flow between the Domestic and international OSP centres and/or cause bypass of the network of the Authorised Telecom Service Providers.

4.         OSP shall ensure that the system logs are tamper-proof and system logs are preserved at least for six months. The Authority reserves the right to call for these system logs on demand and also inspect them at site.



5.         Work from Home

            The concept of Extended Agent Position (Work From Home) is permitted with the following conditions:

(i)         The OSP operator shall submit a security deposit of Rs.5 crores with an agreement envisaging to meet certain obligations like exclusive use of home agent, all responsibility to be borne by OSP etc. 

(ii)        The agents at home shall be treated as Extended Agent Position of the call centre and interconnection is permitted through authorised service Providers Provisioned (secured) VPN (PPVPN) which have pre defined locations i.e. home of the agents and OSP centre as VPN sites.  Over and above PPVPN, the OSP may use their own security mechanism like Authentication, Authorization and Accounting.  Such work from home facility shall be limited to the SSA of the OSP Centre and adjoining SSAs. 

(iii)       The Authority shall have the right to carry out periodic / surprise inspections of such establishments.


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