Verizon India, the Indian unit of American multinational telecommunication operator Verizon has been granted a Unified Licence (UL) for Virtual Network Operator (VNO) Internet Service Provider(ISP) by the country’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT).
This license would allow Verizon to re-sell internet services from other telecommunication service providers in India. Verizon mainly serves to the enterprises, and with the new permit as a VNO, and now it can offer the full suite of its managed network.
Robert Le Busque, the Managing Director of Verizon ’s Australia, New Zealand, and India says
“We are grateful to the Department of Telecommunications for the license which will allow our customers to speed up their network deployments by allowing us to offer a full end-to-end managed service experience which includes internet connectivity. A robust virtual network is the backbone of any business transformation, and the proliferation of virtual networks will further help India achieve its goal of a Digital India by enhancing connectivity across the country,”
Also, Anjali Amar, country manager of Verizon enterprises sys “ The VNO license gives us agility and brings in cost control for our customers especially those who want to deploy software-defined networks. We can now partner other ISPs and telecom operators to resell their service. As of now, the service is only focussed at enterprise customers.“
India opened up the resale of its telecom services market through the introduction of VNO’s in 2016. VNO’s are service delivery operators, who rely on the network and support of local infrastructure providers for telecom services to end users and customers.