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TSDSI completes 10 years of developing ICT standards

IMT 2020 technologies (notably bringing in the concept of Low Mobility Large Cell or LMLC in ITU-R and getting its technical implementation using pi/2 BPSK waveforms included in the global standards. Needless to state that these requirements resonated with several regions around the world, as we endeavour to voice user requirements across the coverage, capacity and user experience dimensions on global platforms. Further, the CPRI Fronthaul Transport standard was published in 2017 and more recently, TSDSI published a standard on Cloud Interoperability and Portability, in response to requests received from TRAI through DoT and ably supported by the industry. TSDSI also participated actively in oneM2M initiative in advancing IoT related standards that led to TEC adopting the same for India.

As an Organizational Partner of 3GPP, TSDSI now makes available globally harmonised releases of 3GPP standards regularly through a streamlined process of transposition, consultation, and approval of our members to TEC for eventual adoption as national standard. Likewise, through our agreements with global institutions and SDO’s like IEEE-SA, ETSI, ATSC et al, recently TSDSI also transposed the ATSC 3.0 standards and made the same available to TEC for its adoption as national standard, in response to industry needs.

TSDSI swiftly embarked on 6G development following the ITU-R’s completion of 5G recommendations. Contributions encompassing IMT-2030, including use cases, performance indicators, future tech trends, and IMT in frequencies surpassing 100 GHz, have been submitted to the ITU-R.

TSDSI stands at the forefront of India’s strides in B5G (beyond 5G), 6G (IMT-2030), convergence, IoT/M2M, the metaverse, and numerous other technological frontiers. Employing established frameworks, it facilitates heightened engagement and contributions from India’s industries, startups, and academic sectors within key global standards bodies such as 3GPP, oneM2M, and the ITU.

Mr N G Subramaniam, Chair, TSDSI said “The telecommunications network is the foundation upon which the information age is built. In a short span of ten years, TSDSI has evolved itself to advance this agenda for India by actively communicating our needs and tirelessly working to harmonise them to globally accepted standards. I have no doubt that our members and passionate professionals across industry and academia will achieve the stated aspiration of 30% of all contributions made to the 6G technology and at least 10% of all patents in this domain”.

Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Former Chair, TSDSI (2018-2020) and founding member of TSDSI stated that: “From the days in the 2000’s when we were dreaming of setting up an Indian SDO to articulate specific Indian telecom requirements and contribute affordable technologies to address these, to this day when we celebrate a decade of TSDSI and its significant contributions to global telecom standardisation, it has been an exhilarating and meaningful journey. I congratulate all the members and the wider telecom community in India for the achievements of TSDSI. I look forward to India playing an even bigger role not only in assuring its own requirements are met, but also those of the countries of the global South.”

Prof Abhay Karandikar, Former Chair, TSDSI (2016-2018) and founding member of TSDSI felt “nostalgic as the first Vice Chairman and then the Chairman of TSDSI, as TSDSI marks its ten-year journey. TSDSI put India on the world map for telecom standards. Within this short span of ten years, it has been able to make a significant impact in telecom standardization. I am confident that in the coming years, TSDSI members will drive the evolution of beyond 5G and 6G standards, thereby establishing it as the leading telecom SDO.”

Dr Kumar Sivarajan, Former Chair, TSDSI (2014-2016) and founding member of TSDSI congratulated TSDSI on this momentous occasion and for its contributions in putting India on the world map in the telecom standards space. “As the founding Chairman of TSDSI, I’m proud to note the impressive progress achieved by the organization over the last decade in terms of its membership count and partnerships with major global telecom SDOs such as 3GPP, oneM2M, ETSI and IEEE-SA. Further, the standardization of networks and services aspects enabled through TSDSI has the potential to significantly expand export opportunities for Indian companies developing innovative telecom products with high domestic value-addition.”

TSDSI’s initiatives to promote standards engagement among startups/SMEs, research, and various industry verticals such as fintech, healthcare, agriculture, alongside test & certification communities, will strategically facilitate their growth within the IP-based value chain. This growth is a crucial factor for economic advancement in the modern technology-driven world order.

TSDSI urges the community to join us in our endeavour of Empowering India’s Voice in Shaping Tomorrow’s Global ICT Standards Today.

CT Bureau

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