Chairman's MessageDownload

Dear Friends,

On behalf of TSDSI, I wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year 2018.

I am delighted to share with you a snapshot of our significant achievements in the past year, made possible with the immense voluntary contributions of our members.

295 Specifications of 3GPP (select specifications from Rel 10 to Rel 13) for IMT Advanced (as per ITU-R M.2012-3) and oneM2M Specifications Rel 2 (comprising 17 specifications and 10 technical reports) were transposed into TSDSI Standards. These have been published on our website.  

Our Members’ proposal on Low Mobility Large Cell (LMLC) configuration was included as a mandatory test configuration under the Rural eMBB test environment in IMT2020 Technical Performance Requirements (TPR) in ITU-R with an enhanced Inter Site Distance (ISD) of 6 km. This will be a key enabler to bridge the Rural-Urban divide with 5G roll-out.

3GPP RAN group approved the Non-standalone 5G NR specifications at the RAN#78 meeting held at Lisbon in December 2017. This will form part of the Rel 15 specifications.  Many of our individual members have been actively participating in these 3GPP meetings and becoming part of this historic event of giving shape to 5G standards.  DoT has set up a High Level 5G Forum that is expected to formulate strategy for India to take lead on 5G.  TSDSI will play the lead role in terms of technical standards for various facets of "5G Systems" (including, but not limited to, radio and core network). Our members are working on a proposal for submission to ITU-R on candidate RIT/SRIT technologies for IMT2020 (5G) technologies.

Year 2018 promises to be an exciting year with opportunities for TSDSI members to influence global specifications as well as develop standards to meet the local needs, wherever required.

DoT has recently mandated TSDSI to develop Standards for Cloud Services Interoperability and adapt 3GPP specifications related to Security. I expect our members to complete the desired standards in 2018.

In line with the resolution to “Strengthen the Standardisation Framework”, TSDSI’s focus for this year will be on:

    • Enhancing the technical activities in our Study Groups by broad-basing our membership
    • Improving the reach and impact of our participation and contributions in global forums
    • Further strengthening the secretariat through updating our working processes and getting accreditations based on WTO and ITU guidelines. 


I invite you to work with TSDSI in this exciting journey of standards development that will shape the Indian telecom sector in the years to come.

Prof. Abhay Karandikar

Chairman, TSDSI