Roadmap is an integral part of the Journey of an SDO.
Roadmap 1.0 was published for the time horizon of 2018 to 2020. It covered technology areas like PPDR (Public Safety), Rural Broadband Architecture, VRAN using wireless backhaul, Unified Authentication Framework, Cloud Interoperability, etc. Most of the Roadmap topics were taken up in the relevant study groups of TSDSI.
TSDSI Governing Council has approved the roadmap 2.0 for standards development till the year 2023.
Roadmap 2.0 has been created after a broad-based stakeholder consultation process. Number of workshops were conducted inviting members and external organizations to gather inputs on the need of standardization in different areas.
After detailed analysis of available standards or standards already under development, the time horizon and Members’ interest for delivering the standards/reports, 16 topics out of the total ideas received in the workshops have been made part of the roadmap. These topics are arranged in 9 clusters. These clusters are indicative of a broad area of technology under which number of topics are covered.
The topics are aligned with the expected future course of technological development as may be noted from the titles of the clusters like Security, 6G/5G Enhancements, AI/ML, Cloud, Spectrum Studies etc. Some of the topics have already matured to a stage of having been introduced in TSDSI for further work and others are expected to follow in due course.
Topics covered in the roadmap are in addition to the ongoing work in the Study Groups or any other item introduced in the Study Groups for development of standards.
Roadmap is a dynamic document as the needs for standardization in different areas will continue to emerge and TSDSI will remain responsive to India specific standardization needs.