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Licensing of Telecommunication Services Rendering

Licensing of telecommunication services rendering is carried out by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media pursuant to the requirements of the Federal Law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities with due regard to the aspects established by the Federal Law No. 126-FZ of July 7, 2003, On Communications.

The list of telecommunication services subject to licensing is approved by the Regulation No. 87 of February 18, 2005, of the Government of the Russian Federation On Approval of the List of Telecommunication Services Subject to Licensing, and the Lists of License Conditions. 

Guidelines for preparation of applications for licensing of telecommunication services rendering

Regulatory acts indicating requirements to the content of applications for a license and appendices to such applications:

The Russian Federal Law No. 99-FZ of May 4, 2011, On Licensing of Certain Types of Activities (hereinafter referred to as "99-FZ").

The Russian Federal Law No. 126-FZ of July 7, 2003, On Communications (hereinafter referred to as "126-FZ").

The Regulation No. 87 of February 18, 2005, of the Government of the Russian Federation On Approval of the List of Telecommunication Services Subject to Licensing, and the Lists of License Conditions.

The Regulation No. 532 of June 25, 2009, of the Government of the Russian Federation On Approval of the List of Communications Means Subject to Mandatory Certification.

The Order No. 31 of March 22, 2005, of the Russian Ministry of Information Technology and Communications On Approval of the Recommendations for the Content of a Plan and a Feasibility Study of  the Development of Communication Networks Used for Telecommunication Services Rendering (does not require state registration; the letter No. 01/2595-VYA of April 7, 2005, from the Russian Ministry of Justice).

The Order No. 32 of March 22, 2005, of the Russian Ministry of Information Technology and Communications On Approval of the Requirements for Description of Communications Networks and Communication Means Used for Providing Telecommunications Services (registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on April 7, 2005; registration number 6471).

Application for a License

All applications for licensing of telecommunication services rendering should be addressed to the Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media Alexander Alexandrovich Zharov at: 7, building 2, Kitaigorodskiy proezd, Moscow,109074, Russia. The dispatch office for submitting applications in person or by courier is also located at the aforementioned address.

A license application along with attached documents should be submitted by the applicant to the licensing authority in person or sent by certified mail.

A license application should be signed by an individual entrepreneur, or by a person fully authorized to sign documents for the legal entity, and certified by a seal of such legal entity or individual entrepreneur (if applicable).

If a license application is signed by a deputy of a person fully authorized to sign documents for the legal entity, such application should be accompanied by a duly certified document confirming the delegated authority of the person signing the application.

Pursuant to paragraph 1, Article 30, of 126-FZ and paragraph 1, Article 13, of 99-FZ, in order to be granted with license the applicant must submit to the licensing authority an appropriate application accompanied by all necessary appendices.

Please see Appendix 1 for the recommended form of a license application.

The application should contain the following information:

1) For legal entities: the full name and (if applicable) the abbreviated name, including the company name, the legal form of organization, and the address of the legal entity.

2) For individual entrepreneurs: the last name, the first name, and (if applicable) the middle name, the residence address, the identity document details of the individual entrepreneur.

3) For legal entities: the Primary State Registration Number (PSRN) of the legal entity.

4) For individual entrepreneurs: the Primary State Registration Number (PSRN) of the individual entrepreneur.

5) For legal entities: details of certificate of registration the legal entity in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, including the address of the authority that carried out the state registration.

5.1) For legal entities: the Tax Registration Reason Code (KPP) of the organization (enterprise).*

6) For individual entrepreneurs: details of certificate of registration of the individual entrepreneur in the Unified State Register of Individual Entrepreneurs, including the address of the authority that carried out the state registration.

6.1) For individual entrepreneurs: the Personal Pension Account Number (SNILS) of the individual.*

7) The Tax Identification Number.

8) The details of the document of the applicant's registration with the tax authorities.

9) The applicant's phone number.

10) The applicant's E-mail (if available).

11) The name of telecommunication service.

The name of a telecommunication service is specified in strict adherence to the Regulation No. 87 of February 18, 2005, of the Government of the Russian Federation On Approval of the List of Telecommunication Services Subject to Licensing, and the Lists of License Conditions.

12) The details of the document confirming payment of the state duty for a license, or other information confirming the payment of the said state duty.

13) The territory to be covered by a telecommunication service and a communication network.

14) The communication network category (specified in adherence to Article 12 of 126-FZ).

15) The proposed tenor of a telecommunication service rendering (specified in adherence to paragraphs 1, 2, and 3, Article 33, of 126-FZ).

16) The details of the decision of the State Commission for Radio Frequencies on radio bandwidth allocation (if telecommunication service requires the use of radio spectrum).*

17) The details of the broadcasting license (if telecommunication service is provided for terrestrial broadcasting).*

In case the applicant does not hold their own broadcasting license, the applicant must specify the details of the document confirming the legal relations between the applicant and the license holding broadcaster.

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Federal Law No. 221-FZ of July 27, 2010, On Amending the Federal Law "On Communications", if the applicant intends to participate in the terrestrial broadcasting of nationwide must-carry public television channels and/or radio stations alongside the communications service provider (CSP) appointed by the President of the Russian Federation, which broadcasts terrestrially nationwide must-carry public television channels and/or radio stations (currently - the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network Federal State Unitary Enterprise), the applicant must also specify in the license application the details of the document confirming the legal relations between the applicant and the aforementioned CSP.

18) a method for delivering the original license (by mail or in person).*

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(*) This information is optional and is specified at the discretion of the applicant.

 

Appendices to the License Application

The list of appendices to the license application is set out in paragraphs 2, 3, 4, Article 30, of 126-FZ and in paragraph 3, Article 13, of 99-FZ. The appendices to the application should be submitted as separate documents.

The list of the required appendices:

1) The list of attached documents.

2) Notarized copies of constituent documents of the legal entity.

3) For legal entities: a copy of the document confirming registration in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities.*

4) For individual entrepreneurs: a copy of the Certificate of State Registration as an Individual Entrepreneur.*

5) A copy of the applicant's Tax Registration Certificate.*

If the applicant plans to provide multiple telecommunication services, they may simultaneously submit several license applications accompanied by one set of the title establishing documents.

6) A networking scheme and a description of the telecommunication service to be provided (submitted as two appendices).

7) A document confirming payment of the state duty for operations related to licensing.*

The state duty for a license is 6,000 rubles. See Appendix 2.1 for the payment order form.

7) A description of the communication network and communication means applied for telecommunication services rendering.

8) A plan and a feasibility study of the development of the communications network.

The license application should be accompanied by a description of the communication network and communication means applied for telecommunication services rendering, as well as by a plan and a feasibility study of the development of the communications network, in the following cases:

- Rendering of telecommunication services requiring application of radio spectrum, including that for television and radio broadcasting.

- Rendering of services of cable television broadcasting and wired radio broadcasting.
- Rendering of services requiring voice data transfer, including that via data transfer networks.
- Rendering of communication channels outside one subject of the Russian Federation or outside the Russian Federation.

- Rendering of services of cable television broadcasting and wired radio broadcasting.

- Rendering of services requiring voice data transfer, including that via data transfer networks.

- Rendering of communication channels outside one subject of the Russian Federation or outside the Russian Federation.

- Operating in postal communications.

10) The corresponding decision of the State Commission for Radio Frequencies on radio bandwidth allocation (when telecommunication services require application of radio spectrum).*

11) A copy of the television and/or radio broadcasting license, granted under the established procedure (when telecommunication services are provided for terrestrial broadcasting).*

Incorrect or distorted information in the documents submitted to the licensing authority is a reason for a license denial (subparagraph 1, paragraph 7, Article 14, of 99-FZ).

The license applicant is responsible for submitting complete and accurate information.

(*) Pursuant to subparagraph 2.1 of paragraph 2, paragraph 4 of Article 30, and paragraph 1.1 of Article 32 of 126-FZ, these documents are optional and are submitted at the discretion of the applicant.

License Renewal

Terms of licenses for telecommunication services rendering and the procedure for prolongation of these terms are defined in Article 33 of 126-FZ.

When submitting an application for license renewal, the cover letter should include a corresponding request and the number of the renewable license.

The state duty for a license renewal is 600 rubles. See Appendix 2.2 for the payment order form.

Please note that the administrative procedure of license renewal does not include extending the licensee's rights (extending the service territory; extending the broadcast territory; amending the renewed license with additional radio transmitting equipment; granting the right for telecommunication services rendering with application of radio spectrum; granting the right for telecommunication services rendering involving provision of additional types of communications channels).

In order to extend the licensee's rights, the renewable license should also be reissued (see below).

 

License Reissuing

Pursuant to paragraph 1, Article 18, 99-FZ, the license should be reissued in the following cases:

- For legal entities: change in corporate form;

- For legal entities: name and/or location (registration address) change;

- For individual entrepreneurs: name and/or residence address change;

- For individual entrepreneurs: change of identity document details;

- Changes in the territory of telecommunication service rendering (including that arising from changing radio transmitter power);

- Changes in the list of performed operations and/or rendered services subject to licensing.

As a result of reorganization through merger, consolidation, demerger, split-up, as well as the transfer to the legal successor of communication networks and communication means required for telecommunication services rendering pursuant to the license being reissued, license reissuing is carried out pursuant to Article 35 of 126-FZ.

When submitting an application for license reissuing, the license holder (the legal successor of the license holder) should provide a cover letter containing a corresponding request and the number of the license being reissued.

- In case of changes in corporate form of the legal entity, the legal successor submits to Roskomnadzor the following documents:

- An application for license reissuing pursuant to Appendix 1, including information on the legal successor and the details of the document confirming that these changes were registered in appropriate State Registers.

- The original current license.

- A document confirming payment of the state duty for license reissuing.*

In case of changes in the licensee's details (name and location of a legal entity; name, residence address and identification document details of an individual entrepreneur), the licensee submits to Roskomnadzor the following documents:

- An application for license reissuing, in any format, including licensee's new information and the details of the document confirming that these changes were registered in appropriate State Registers.**

- The original current license.

- A document confirming payment of the state duty for license reissuing.**

In case of legal succession, with the transfer to the legal successor of communication networks and communication means required for telecommunication services rendering pursuant to the license being reissued, the license is reissued upon the license holder's application.

In this case, the legal successor should submit the following documents:

- Documents specified in paragraphs 1 and 2, Article 30, of 126-FZ.

- Documents confirming the transfer to the legal successor of operating communication networks and communication means required for telecommunication services rendering pursuant to the license being reissued or duly-certified copies under the established procedure.

- Documents confirming a possibility to reissue permit for the use of radio spectrum in their name, in case such use is required for telecommunication services rendering pursuant to the license being reissued (the expert report for electromagnetic compatibility, issued by the General Radio Frequency Center Federal State Unitary Enterprise).

In case of reorganization of a legal entity through merger, consolidation, demerger, split-up, the license is reissued upon of the legal successor's application.

In case of reorganization of a legal entity through merger or consolidation, the legal successor should submit the documents indicated in paragraphs 1 and 2, Article 30, of 126-FZ.

In case of reorganization of a legal entity through demerger or split-up, the license is reissued upon the application of the interested legal successor(s). In this case, the interested legal successor(s) should submit the following documents:

- Documents specified in paragraphs 1 and 2, Article 30, of 126-FZ.

- Documents confirming the transfer to the legal successor of operating communication networks and communication means required for telecommunication services rendering pursuant to the license being reissued or duly-certified copies under the established procedure.

- Documents confirming a possibility to reissue permit for the use of radio spectrum in their name, in case such use is required for telecommunication services pursuant to the license being reissued (the expert report for electromagnetic compatibility, issued by the General Radio Frequency Center Federal State Unitary Enterprise).

The state duty for reissuing each license as a result of changes in operation territory, or changes in the list of performed operations and/or rendered services subject to licensing, is 2,600 rubles. See Appendix 2.3.1 for the payment order form.

In all other cases, the state duty for reissuing each license is 600 rubles. See Appendix 2.3.2 for the payment order form.

In case of omission of the 30-day time limit for submitting an application for license reissuing, an entry about the license termination is made in the telecommunications license register only if such omission occurred before and including November 2, 2011 (the first subparagraph of paragraph 4, Article 35, 126-FZ).

Please note that the territory covered by telecommunication services and communications network, as well as the intended term for applicant providing telecommunications services, should be specified in strict adherence to the territory and the term of the license being reissued.

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(*) This is optional and is submitted at the discretion of the licensee.

(**) In order for the original reissued license to be properly produced, it is recommended to specify all licensee's details that have to be specified in the license: the full name and (if applicable) the abbreviated name, the address, the Primary State Registration Number (PSRN) of the legal entity (for legal entities); the last name, the first name, and (if applicable) the middle name, the residence address, the Primary State Registration Number (PSRN), the identity document details of the individual entrepreneur (for individual entrepreneurs); the Tax Identification Number, and the mailing address for correspondence.

 

Duplicate License Issuing

Pursuant to Article 17 of 99-FZ, in case of loss or damage to license, the licensee may apply to the licensing authority that granted the license. The application for a duplicate license must be accompanied by a document confirming payment of the state duty for granting such duplicate.* In case of damage to the license, the application for a duplicate license should be accompanied by the damaged form of the license.

The state duty for  a duplicate license is 600 rubles. See Appendix 2.4 for the payment order form.

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(*) This is optional and is submitted at the discretion of the licensee.

License Amendments

As the definition of the term "licensing" (paragraph 1, Article 3, of 99-FZ) does not include the administrative action of "making amendments (alterations and/or additions) to licenses", supplements for current licenses have not been issued since November 3, 2011.

License Termination

Pursuant to paragraph 13, Article 20, of 99-FZ, a license is terminated due to cessation of telecommunication service rendering in the following cases:

1) The licensee submits to the licensing authority an application for termination of telecommunication service rendering.

2) An individual ceases their activities as an individual entrepreneur pursuant to the legislation of the Russian Federation related to state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs.

3) A legal entity terminates its activities in compliance with the  legislation of the Russian Federation related to state registration of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs (except for change in corporate form).

4) A court decision on license revocation is passed.

For consideration of a license termination the licensee should submit a corresponding application on the organization's letterhead, signed by a person with full signing authority, and certified by a seal of this organization.

If a license termination application is signed by a person with not full signing authority, the application should be accompanied by a duly certified document confirming the power of the person signing the application.

In case of the legal entity's liquidation or termination of activities due to its reorganization (except for change in corporate form), the license termination application should include the details of the document confirming that the cessation of activities was registered in appropriate State Registers.*

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(*) It is also recommended to provide a copy of this document.

Receipt of Original Licenses

Pursuant to Article 14 of 99-FZ, an issued original license can be delivered to the licensee (the licensee's legal representative) in person or by certified mail, depending on the delivery method indicated in the license application.

The original license is delivered to the head of the legal entity (or to the individual entrepreneur) or to the legal representative of the legal entity (or of the individual entrepreneur), upon presentation of documents confirming the authority of such persons.

Original licenses may be obtained in the dispatch office of Roskomnadzor at the aforementioned address according to the working hours, established by the Head of Roskomnadzor.

Working hours:

Monday, Tuesday, from 14:00 to 17:00.

Licensees have to contact Roskomnadzor's Help Desk (+7(495) 987-68-00) beforehand, in order to notify about the date to receive the original license and the license number.

Working hours for ordering a license:

Friday, from 9:30 to 16:00, lunch break from 13:00 to 13:45;

Monday, Tuesday, from 9:30 to 12:00.

Time of the publication: 20.08.2009 14:03
Last modified: 20.05.2014 17:53