The Digital Infrastructure Providers Association (DIPA), earlier TAIPA, has expressed disappointment over the non-implementation of recommendations enlisted by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) since 2015, for expanding the scope of Infrastructure Providers (IP-1).

TRAI has again directed the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to decide upon the recommendations to enhance the scope of infrastructure providers, made by the regulator dated March 13, 2020, and finalise the matter within a period of three months.

Under the recommendations, TRAI had recommended that the registered IP-1 companies be permitted to own, establish, maintain, and work all infrastructure items, equipment and systems necessary for establishing wireless access networks, radio access networks and transmission links. It further suggested that the scope of IP-1 registration should include right of way, duct space, optical fibre, tower, feeder cable, antenna, base station, in-building solution (IBS), distributed antenna system (DAS) etc across Indian territory.