Experimental licence means a licence issued by the Central Government for a type of warless telegraph transmitting and/or receiving stations in the Experimental Service. Wireless telegraphy or radio-telegraphy includes wireless telephony or radio-telephony.
The necessity for a licence. – No person shall operate an experimental wireless telegraph station except under and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the appropriate licence under these rules.
Categories of experimental licences. – There shall be two categories of licences in the Experimental Service, namely :
(i) Experimental Wireless Telegraphy Station Licence-Radiating.
(ii) Experimental Wireless Telegraphy Station Licence-Non-Radiating
Purpose: R&D, Experimentation
Applicable to: Indian Entities involved in R&D, Incubation, manufacturing, testing, TSPs, and Academia
License Fee: Rs. 5000/- per license per spectrum band
Period: Up to Two years subject to truncation to prevent interference to licensed operations. Restricted power levels, coordination, relocation of the test site may be tried to complete the test.
Spectrum: AII bands Including new, unallocated, unallotted, unassigned, unsold, unused bands and others as may be feasible enabling International market access opportunities for Indian entities.
Mode: application on the WPC portal or through application process till the portal gets developed.