TSDSI Standard on IMT Advanced adopted as National standard by Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC), DoT on 8 September 2020

TSDSI transposed updated radio interface specifications of 3GPP (comprising 402 specifications) for IMT-Advanced also popularly called 4G as TSDSI standard, which are also part of ITU-R Recommendations M.2012-4 As an Organizational Partner of the 3GPP, TSDSI is a co-owner of 3GPP specifications. TSDSI members have contributed during the developments of these standards at 3GPP. TSDSI, […]

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TSDSI joins Multilateral MoU for 5G Global Events

Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) joins Leading 5G Visionary Organizations in Americas, China, Europe, Japan, South Korea and Brazil for “Global 5G Event” New Delhi, India – 23 September 2020.  Leading 5G visionary global organizations from the world’s regions welcomed Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) as a party to the Multilateral Memorandum of […]

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TSDSI’s 5th Generation Radio Interface technology reaches final step to be notified as an IMT2020 standard by ITU

Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI)’s Radio Interface Technology (RIT) has qualified the step 7 of an 8 step process of ITU-R, thereby paving the way for its inclusion in the IMT-2020 specification of ITU-R as an independent technology for  mobile systems which are generally referred to as 5G, at the just concluded ITU-R WP5D meeting #35e.

As a penultimate  step, the description of the TSDSI technology has been included in the draft IMT-2020 specification document which is being developed and is expected to be finalised in the meetings of ITU-R WP5D to be held in October and November 2020.

TSDSI standard fulfils the requirements of affordable connectivity in rural, remote and sparsely populated areas. Enhanced cell coverage enabled by this standard, will be of great value in countries and regions that rely heavily on mobile technologies for connectivity but cannot afford dense deployment of base stations due to lack of deep fibre penetration,  poor economics and challenges of geographical terrain. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN body that is setting requirements for IMT 2020 (aka 5G), had earlier adopted the Low-Mobility-Large-Cell (LMLC) use case proposed by TSDSI as a mandatory 5G requirement in 2017. Read More

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“Chairman’s message on the occasion of World Telecommunication & Information Society Day, 17 May 2020”

This year, 17 May, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, is being commemorated in the grim shadow of the global pandemic – COVID-19. Telecommunication and Information Technologies (ICTs) have emerged as the “core infrastructure” for running emergency and essential services, health operations and economic activities in this scenario.

This year’s theme, “Connect 2030: ICTs Read More

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TSDSI sharpens focus on Technologies beyond 5G to leapfrog India’s NDCP vision

On the eve of TSDSI’s Roadmap Workshop, when Industry executives of leading wireless companies, Academia, Govt R&D, Verticals and Start-ups met at CDOT, Bengaluru to lay the foundation for Roadmap 2.0, the foremost thought in everyone’s mind was to leapfrog NDCP-2018 vision by looking at technologies beyond 5G. The NDCP-2018 was drafted by the government. Show More

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India’s “5G” Technology (TSDSI-RIT) moves another Step Forward at ITU

Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI)’s Radio Interface Technology Proposal addressing the special requirements of affordable connectivity in Rural areas was accepted by ITU-R WP5D in Dec 2019 as a candidate technology for IMT-2020 evaluation. This technology is critical to the rapid deployment of IMT-2020 in rural and remote, sparsely populated areas. This proposal has satisfied all the qualifying criteria for the IMT-2020 Technical performance requirements at ITU in the recently concluded meeting of ITU-R WP5D held in Geneva in February 2020.  TSDSI RIT technology has the potential to make a significant impact in various countries that are confronted with challenges of providing broadband wireless coverage in rural, sparsely populated and security-wise vulnerable areas. More countries have joined in supporting TSDSI’s standard as it addresses their regional needs from a 5G standpoint.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an UN body that is setting requirements for IMT 2020 (aka 5G), had earlier adopted the so-called Low-Mobility-Large-Cell (LMLC) use case as a mandatory 5G requirement in 2017. This requirement was adopted by ITU mainly as a result of sustained effort by Indian Government (DOT) and TSDSI to address the unique Indian rural broadband deployment scenario.  This test case addresses the problem of rural coverage by mandating large cell sizes in a rural terrain and scattered areas in developing as well as developed countries. Several countries supported this as they saw a Show more

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TSDSI’s submission accepted as a candidate for evaluation as an IMT-2020 (5G) standard at ITU-R WP 5D meeting

Telecom Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), a national SDO responsible for the development of Indian telecom standards, has successfully introduced an indigenous developed 5G candidate standard at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) WP-5D Meeting in Geneva held during December 10-13, 2019.   The TSDSI 5G technology will deliver, in addition to the ultra-fast, low-latency mobile internet and next-generation IoT services in both cellular and mm-wave spectral bands common to all 5G candidate standards, an additional  technological enhancement that has the ability to provide broadband connectivity to rural users using ultra-long range cell sites. This enhancement will ensure 100% of India’s villages can be covered from towers located at panchayat villages where Bharatnet reaches, whereas nearly a third of such neighboring villages would be out of coverage otherwise. The Indian 5G submission exploits a new transmit waveform that increases cell range developed by research institutions in India and supported by some Indian companies.

The ITU, a UN body that that sets requirements for 5G, had earlier adopted the so-called Low-Mobility-Large-Cell (LMLC) use case as a mandatory 5G requirement in 2017. This requirement was adopted by ITU mainly as a result of sustained effort by Indian Government (DOT) and TSDSI to address the unique Indian rural broadband deployment scenario.  Several countries supported this use case as they saw a similar need in their jurisdictions as well. During the recently concluded ITU-R WP-5D meeting, the TSDSI 5G submission passed a key milestone (STEP-3), where the Indian proposal was accepted as a candidate for evaluation as an IMT-2020 (5G) standard. Read More

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Press Release on the TSDSI-TIA MOU signing

Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), India’s Telecom standards development organization that aims to develop, promote and maintain standards, driven by India-specific requirements and innovations, and  Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, and have agreed to collaborate to accelerate the development of information and communications technology (ICT) standards.

The two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance ICT standards with a special focus on smart buildings and wireless infrastructure. They will share technical knowledge and best practices, participate in events, facilitate discussions with standards-related forums, and work together to identify potential areas for cooperation.

“TIA’s Smart Buildings Program is leading the industry globally. As communications networks become increasingly connected, ensuring we have global standards that keep up with the pace of next-generation technologies is more important than ever before,” said Ken Koffman, CTO and Senior Vice President of Business Performance at TIA. “TIA looks forward to partnering with TSDSI as we work to develop and advance industry standards in India and around the globe.”
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TSDSI enables Inclusion of Work Item on “Support for NavIC Navigation Satellite System for LTE ” in 3GPP

ISRO has introduced NavIC with seven IRNSS satellites as an autonomous regional navigation system with the objective of offering Positioning, Navigation and Timing services to the users in its service area. Currently in India we use GPS (controlled by USA) in our mobile devices. Russia has introduced GLONASS and China has introduced BeiDou as the navigation systems using their own satellite constellations. These have been made part of the 3GPP Specifications.  NavIC from ISRO is a regional navigation system that is better suited for Indian requirements.

For the widespread use of NavIC it is necessary that the services become available on mobile devices. World over mobile devices follow standards created by 3GPP. Therefore, it was imperative to include NavIC system in the relevant specifications of 3GPP at the earliest. The next release of 3GPP specifications (Release 16) are due to be finalised by March 2020.

TSDSI members with inputs from ISRO and Reliance JIO as rapporteur, have successfully introduced NavIC as a work item in the 3GPP RAN plenary meeting held in Newport Beach, CA, USA on 21st September 2019.

Implication is that 4G and 5G devices with NavIC capability can use assisted-NavIC solution in place of or in addition to other constellations. The specifications will be available in March 2020 and TSDSI will adopt these specifications as a TSDSI standard. This success will enable the introduction of chipsets and devices with this feature within 2020. This is a significant achievement for India and TSDSI.

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