VNOAI Membership

There are two main categories of VNOAI membership.

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Core Member

A company or other legal entity shall be eligible to apply for becoming a 'Core Member' of the Association based on the VNO license status

  • Obtained: If it holds a valid license from the Government of India
  • Applied: If it has already applied for a license for the provisioning of VNO Services
  • To be applied: If it intends to obtain the license within twelve months
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Associate Member

A company or other legal entity shall be eligible to become an 'Associate Member', if it supports the functioning, promotion & evolution of VNO Services or has a business interest as one of the following

  • Consultant
  • Virtual Network Enabler
  • Network Service Operator
  • E-recharge Channel
  • SIM Card Manufacturer
  • SIM Sales & Distributors
  • Educational Institutions
  • Regulatory & Government
  • Technology Provider
  • Private Investment Firms
  • Enterprises

Benefits of Membership

  • Provides a common credible platform for discussion and ideation between VNOs, Aspiring VNOs, Regulators, the Government, Policy Makers, Industry thought leaders, Network Service Providers, Technology vendors, and other ecosystem players like SIM card manufacturers etc, who have an interest in the growth of a healthy VNO industry in India.
  • Participation in VNOAI Committees and Working Groups : VNOAI will constitute various committees to provide direction to the VNO Industry on Legal and Regulatory matters, Policy, Technical inputs etc. Members will be able to participate in these forums. Members will also discuss and decide the nature and points of engagement between VNOAI and the external world.
  • Contribute to resolving Industry Issues: Members will be able to provide their views on the various economic, technical and regulatory policies pertaining to the VNO industry in India, through the auspices of VNOAI. This will be done through various events, workshops and representations to various ministries, government departments and regulatory bodies.
  • Participate in Workshops, Seminars: Members can attend workshops and seminars organized by VNOAI, or conducted with the active association and participation of VNOAI. They can provide inputs to VNOAI responses to issues of common concern. This will also be an opportunity to network with other members of VNOAI and also the larger telecommunication ecosystem globally and in India.
  • Participate in the Studies and Benchmarking Reports: Gain access to statistics, research reports, benchmarking reports, surveys, whitepapers and position papers through VNOAI.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Access to Research, Surveys, Knowledge Papers, Press Releases, Industry submissions

Membership Process

Membership Fees Structure (W.e.f. 1-April’2017)

Corporate A:-

Annual Subscription April - March * Admission Fees One Time
Annual turnover above Rs. 200 Crores Rs. 3.0 Lakhs Rs.50,000/-
Annual turnover between Rs.50-200 Crores Rs. 1.5 Lakhs Rs.40,000/-
Annual turnover less than Rs.50 Crores Rs.1.0 Lakhs Rs.30,000/-

Corporate B:-

Annual Subscription April - March * Admission Fees One Time
Rs. 50,000 Rs.20,000/-

Corporate C:-

Annual Subscription April - March * Admission Fees One Time
Rs. 30,000 Rs.15,000/-


Annual Subscription April - March * Admission Fees One Time
Rs. 20,000 Rs.10,000/-


  • In case a company joins VNOAI during Oct-Mar, they will get 50% discount on published Annual subscription as mentioned above; however, admission Fee will remain same.
  • 15% Service tax shall be applicable on the total amount Payable to VNOAI on account of Admission Fee and Annual Subscription.


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Our Members Say

"Government's decision to issue VNO Licenses opens up an opportunity to leverage digital financial inclusion initiatives using Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile Services to offer differentiated services in the last mile to take data, communication and financial inclusion deeper and wider across rural and urban landscape of the country. Oxigen, being a leading player in the digital payments and financial inclusion, with its reach of 2,00,000 access points and 150 million BOP customers, is keen to participate in the VNO space."

Pramod Saxena, Oxigen Services, Chairman & Managing Director

"Lycamobile is established as a VNO in 21 countries and we are tremendously excited by the potential of India, one of the fastest growing telecom markets across the world. A key sector association, such as VNOAI, would draw from the VNO Industry learnings globally, particularly from Europe, to help define the India marketplace in its formative phase."

Christopher Tooley, Chief Executive Officer, Lycamobile.

"Since the launch of VNOAI, we are enthused with the quantum of interest shown and applications received from multiple industry participants. We are excited with the prospects of active engagement from all stakeholders in the VNO sector."

Mohan Kumar Sundaram, Co-Founder and Chairman VNOAI.

“As a leader in low-cost internet connectivity, our devices and patented technology already allow millions of Indians to access and benefit from the internet every day. With the launch of DataWind's data services, we will now be able to launch revolutionary offers to customers, which will further accelerate the rate of internet adoption and bring tremendous social and economic benefits to India. We look forward to associating with VNOAI and benefit from each other’s expertise"

Mr. Suneet Singh Tuli, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DataWind.