TSDSI (Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India) is a Standards Development Organisation (SDO) that aims at developing and promoting India-specific requirements, standardizing solutions for meeting them and contributing the same to international standards. TSDSI also maintains the technical standards and other deliverables of the organization while safe-guarding the related IPR. To help create manufacturing expertise in the country is also one of TSDSI’s main objectives.

TSDSI is a not for profit legal entity in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode, registered as a society as per Indian laws, with participation from all stake holders – the government, service providers, equipment vendors, equipment manufacturers, academic institutes and research labs.

A consensus based approach is followed in development of standards by involving all stake holders. TSDSI follows the principles of openness, transparency, fairness, consensus and due process in conducting its activities, maintains technology neutrality and provides a uniform playing field for all its members.