Verizon India has been awarded a Unified License for Virtual Network Operator (VNO) Internet Service Provider (ISP) by the country’s Department of Telecommunications. The VNO license allows Verizon to re-sell internet services from other telecommunication service providers in India. This, in turn, will enable Verizon’s enterprise customers to take advantage of the company’s entire suite of Managed Network Services – including Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Virtual Network Service (VNS) bundles – with internet connectivity directly sourced from local providers.
The addition of a VNO License extends Verizon service offerings to its enterprise customers which already includes National and International Long Distance (NLD/ILD) services and Internet Services Provider (ISP) License.
“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,” commented Robert Le Busque, Managing Director of Verizon’s Australia, New Zealand and India.
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 / customers.