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'Better Urbanisation' through ICT is the guiding principle for this effort. This document strives to broadly depict areas within Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) that can help cities become smarter, more sustainable and efficient, improve governance structures, bring in more autonomy thereby improving overall quality of life of its citizens.
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TSDSI (Telecommunication Standards Development Society, India), an Indian standards organization, operating in PPP (Public Private Partnership) mode and comprising of Indian government, service providers, equipment vendors, equipment manufacturers, academic institutes and research labs as stake holders, was accepted as a member of GSC (Global Standards Collaboration). GSC is a global standards entity that enhances co-operation among the various standards bodies. It has a very limited membership with only 11 (including TSDSI) standards bodies as members and includes prestigious organizations like ITU (International Telecommunications Union), IEEE-SA and ETSI.
“We are delighted at the speedy approval of TSDSI membership into the GSC. A lot of innovation is happening in India and also many technologies need to be adapted for needs specific to India and developing countries” - said Dr. Kumar N. Sivarajan, Chairman, TSDSI & CTO, Tejas Networks Ltd.
“We are already actively engaged in the definition of 5G standards and M2M standards among others. A standards body like TSDSI can play a big role in standardizing these innovations, for speedy growth of a telecom eco-system in India to bring these innovations to the masses” – said Dr Abhay Karandikar, Secretary, TSDSI & HOD, Dept of Electrical Engg, IIT Bombay.
The 18th meeting of the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC), took place on 22 - 23 July 2014, hosted by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) in Sophia Antipolis, France.
A senior level delegation from the Government of India participated in this meeting and announced TSDSI (Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India) as India’s national telecommunications standards development organization. They, along with the Executive Director of TSDSI, apprised the assembled gathering of India’s incredible growth story in ICT, the ambitious plans for the future, and the central role TSDSI was poised to play within India and also globally.
While acceptance of new members into the GSC community typically takes years of discussions and negotiations, TSDSI’s application for membership was approved within a matter of months from its establishment earlier this year. Apart from TSDSI, at this meeting GSC welcomed the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) to its membership.
For more information please read the attached press release.
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