As per industry sources, Adani Data Networks has applied for universal access services licence (UASL) in six circles of Gujarat, Mumbai, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, where the company has bought spectrum in the recently concluded auction. Getting an UASL will allow Adani Data Networks to offer mobility services in all the six circles.
In the recently concluded 5G spectrum auctions, the company bought 400 MHz spectrum in the 26 GHz band (millimetre wave band) for Rs 2.12 billion. Adani Data Networks secured 100 MHz each in Gujarat and Mumbai and 50 MHz each in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.
As per the notice inviting application (NIA) released by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) before the spectrum auctions, only those companies were eligible to participate that either have a licence or give an undertaking to take a licence after the auction. Therefore, going forward, obtaining a licence is a requisite for the company since it has secured the spectrum in the auction.