By Zia Askari
This would entice an encouraging atmosphere for India to actively participate in creation and development of next generation specifications and standards
With an aim to actively contributing towards creation of global standards in telecommunications space, India is well on its way to embrace the 3rd Generation Partnership Project or more popularly known as 3GPP.
3GPP is an international body that unites six telecommunications standard development organizations (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TTA, TTC), known as “Organizational Partners” and provides their members with a stable environment to produce Reports and Specifications that define 3GPP technologies.
India’s Telecommunications Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI) has been granted Observer status in 3GPP. “This is great news for India as the formation of a national telecommunications Standards Development Organisation or SDO in India will create a platform for direct participation in global standardization process,” informed, Adrian Scrase, Head of Mobile Competence Center 3GPP and CTO, ETSI. He was in New Delhi recently, to speak at the LTE India event.
Based within the C-DOT campus, TSDSI is an SDO that aims at developing and promoting India-specific requirements, standardizing solutions for meeting these requirements and contributing these to international standards.
As India gets closer to 3GPP, the development has all the potential to translate towards involvement of India Inc in terms of conceptualizing and developing some of the world’s upcoming global standards, and most importantly safe-guarding of IPR.