The telecom industry, comprising telecom operators and manufacturers, academia and R&D organizations had long felt the need for an Indian Telecommunications Standards Development Organization (TSDO). An Indian TSDO would develop standards for telecom products and services to meet India specific requirements, which is expected to promote indigenous R&D and manufacturing. The developmental process will also help in creating IPs. With the development of new national standards, India will be in a position to influence various international telecom Standards Development Organizations and Forums in the development of global standards and in the inclusion of Indian IPs in them. This need was reflected as a goal in the National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2012 of the Govt. of India.

Who are we?

Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), came into existence on 7th January 2014, with the objective of contributing to the next generation telecom standards and drive eco-system of IP creation. TSDSI has been constituted as an autonomous ‘not for profit’ Standards Development Organization for Telecom products and services in India. It is registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act XXI, 1860 and is recognised by the Department of Telecommunications, Govt. of India as India’s Telecom SDO.

Our Objectives are:

  • Developing, promoting and standardizing India-specific Telecom/ICT requirements and solutions
  • Taking Indian requirements to global standards organizations
  • Creating and Safe-guarding related IPRs
  • Helping create standards based manufacturing expertise in the country
  • Providing guidance and leadership to developing countries

TSDSI has a sound IPR policy in place. You can read the policy here – View / Download TSDSI IPR Policy 

Our Membership Structure

TSDSI attracts members from all sections of Telecom eco-system of the country.

Representatives of Government Departments also participate in Technical activities of TSDSI. 

Key Industry Associations are associate members of TSDSI. We also welcome foreign companies and industry associations, especially those from emerging economies, to join TSDSI to bring the perspectives of their geographies.

Our Charter

  • Develop new standards to support India specific Telecom/ICT requirements based on research and
    innovation in India.
  • Coordinate, contribute and work with global SDOs. Facilitate representation of Indian needs in global industry-driven bodies such as 3GPP, oneM2M etc. and ensure that home-grown technologies become part of international standards.
  • Follow a consensus based approach, enforcing a methodical and transparent, open-to-all-members (Industry, Government and Academia) process while generating standards. Adhere to the principles of Openness, Transparency, Fairness, Consensus and due Process in conducting its activities.
  • Maintain technology neutrality and provide a uniform playing field for its members.
  • Represent the views of its membership to DoT and other Government bodies on matters concerning policy, regulatory and standardization issues in the field of telecom.

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