tsdsi: SatCom association, TSDSI ink pack for sustainable development of telecom industry | India News

BENGALURU: SatCom Industry Association (SIA-India) on Monday said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), for cooperation in development of standards in India and international standard development organisations (SDOs) such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).
This, the association said, would help address common interests, stimulate and assist future cooperation of their member organisations. The SIA-India said the aim is to bring cooperation and support for the standardisation towards an efficient and sustainable industry.
Subba Rao Pavuluri, president, SIA-India, said: “The collaboration will go a long way in strengthening the standards-based manufacturing expertise in the country. We hope Indian standards will soon be recognised globally.”
Pointing out how it brings industry focus to build a strong ecosystem SIA-India said it represents satellite operators, satellite-based service providers, satellite systems, launch vehicles and ground and terminal equipment manufacturers and suppliers, space start-ups, innovation hubs, academic institutions, law firms and provides an interface with the government, regulators, policymakers and domestic and international standards bodies.
Pamela Kumar, director-general, TSDSI said: “The Next Generation Networks [NGN] for 5G, 6G and beyond will be based on the optimal utilisation of spectrum using innovations like dynamic spectrum sharing. This heralds a new era of co-existence and convergence of Satellite, Broadcast and cellular networks to provide ultimate flexibility in applications, access and throughput. The MoU is a first step towards collaboration of satellite and telecom experts to innovate, leapfrog and embrace the potential of NGN for India.”
As an SDO, TSDSI aims at developing and promoting India-specific requirements, standardising solutions and contributing these to international standards, the SIA-India said.
It added that through this, TSDSI contributes to global standardisation in the field of telecommunications, maintains technical standards and other deliverables of the organisation and helps create manufacturing expertise in the country while also collaborating with other developing countries.
Anil Prakash, director-general of SIA-India, said: “This will make way for cooperation and exchange of information regarding satellite networks in India and other territories, cooperation in development of standards in India and International standards developing organisations that address the common interests of businesses across the globe.”


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