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TSDSI-TEPC workshop on Standardisation for Developing Countries on 14 Oct 19

October 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TSDSI-TEPC Workshop on “Standardisation for Developing Countries”

14th October 2019

Hall-3, IMC 2019, AEROCITY, New Delhi

Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) has been set up by Government of India to promote and develop export of Telecom Equipment and Services from Indian organizations. The Council caters to the complete Telecom Ecosystem including Telecom Hardware Manufacturing, Telecom Service Provision, Telecom Software, and Consultancy. TEPC has played a key facilitating role in developing strong trade relationships with the developing world, with countries in Africa, South East Asia, South Asia and South America. It regularly invites delegations from developing countries to India for giving them an exposure to the telecom ecosystem in the country. Such annual interactions are keenly looked forward to by the Indian industry.

Developing countries too, like India, are mostly dependent on imports for their needs of telecom equipment and services. While procurement of global standards based equipment gives them some flexibility in choice of vendors, the larger question is whether the global telecom standards cater to the operating conditions or use cases that might be specific to them? For that to happen, it is important that the voice of developing countries be heard in the global standards making organizations like ITU, 3GPP and oneM2M, to name just a few.

Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India, (TSDSI),  founded in January 2014 with full encouragement and support of Government of India and having a membership base representing all segments of telecom ecosystem in the country, is very much interested in being the voice of India and the developing world in international telecom standards making. TSDSI has been a regular in the SG5 meetings of ITU-R and made contributions to IMT-2020 standards which should help cost effective roll out of 5G services in rural India and many other developing countries with similar conditions. TSDSI is also an organizational partner (OP) of 3GPP and Partner type 1 of oneM2M.

TSDSI wishes greater engagement with the developing countries for sharing of knowledge and experience for mutual benefit. TSDSI is also working with TEPC to learn from their experience and leverage their excellent network in telecom ecosystems of the developing world.

Recently, 3GPP in its plenary meeting designated TSDSI to report progress on “Topics for 5G NR (New Radio) deployment in developing countries”. TSDSI has formed a Developing Countries Task Force for this. It is proposed to conduct periodic joint meetings between TSDSI and TEPC to exchange views on adoption of 5G and beyond technologies in the developing economies’ region.

A workshop on “Standardisation for Developing Countries” is being organized under the aegis of IMC 2019, on 14 October 2019, 1400-1700 hrs. in Aerocity, New Delhi. Details of the program are as in the following,



TSDSI-TEPC Workshop – Standardisation for Developing Countries (Participation by Invitation)
October 14, 2019 Venue:  Hall-3,     14:00 to 17:00
14:00-17:00 hrs Opening Remarks

Welcome Address

Mr. R K Pathak, DDG(IC), DoT

Prof.Bhaskar,Chairman TSDSI


5 minutes

10 minutes


Standards for Development – Global and TSDSI Perspective Mr. Malcolm Johnson, DSG, ITU

Mr. Adrian Scrase, CTO, ETSI

Mr. Kishore Babu, DDG (SRI), DoT

Ms Pamela Kumar, DG, TSDSI

Satish Jamadagni, Vice Chair TSDSI

60 minutes
Panel Discussion: Developing Countries perspective Moderator – Mr RK Bhatnagar, DG, TEPC


Mr. F.A Istifanus, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunications ,Nigeria


Mr. Techafa Mujuru, Head USF and Postal Services, Zimbabwe

60 minutes
Panel Discussion: Developing Standards for Adoption of Emerging Technologies Moderator – Dr Kumar N. Sivarajan, Tejas Networks

Satish Jamadagni, Reliance JIO

Mr Jayant Moghe – Vodafone Idea Ltd.

Manish Gangey – AIRTEL

Mr DK Agarwal – BSNL

Ms Taranjit Kaur – TCIL

40 minutes
TEA BREAK 17:00-17:20 (20 minutes)



October 14, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm




New Delhi

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