TEMA thanks Secretary DOT, Sh. Anshu Prakash and Sr DDG TEC, Sh. UK Srivastava and welcomes the historic decision of providing free access to specifications and technical documentations framed by TEC. It has fulfilled a long pending demand. Providing free access to the most valuable technical standards shall be useful in accelerating the promotion of the knowledge of telecom technology as well as domestic manufacturing along with public procurement preference to make in India.
Shri Ravi Sharma, Chairman TEMA said “Innovation is the key to self-reliance”. This decision of TEC goes well with PM’s Mission of Atma Nirbhar Bharat, Make in India, as industries would be able to use the specifications, ER, GR, IR etc. freely to fasten the innovation and R&D projects.”
TEC is technical arm of Department of Telecom and is responsible for making standards called Generic Requirements (GRS), Interface Requirements (IR), Essential Requirements (ERs) for various telecom products, networks, systems and services to be deployed in Indian Telecom Network, on the basis of International Standards. TEC is also a certifying authority for conformance to Essential Requirements of the ICT equipment being used in Indian Territory. TEC is also making standards for new technologies like AI, M2M, IOT, Smart Cities etc.
Prof NK Goyal, Chairman Emeritus, TEMA said “The decision of providing free access to technical documentation and specification has fulfilled the long pending demand. It also accomplished the stated vision of TEC i.e. “TEC shall leverage its status as a “Centre of Excellence” in Telecom to position India as a “Lead Telecom Knowledge and Manufacturing Hub” of Asia-Pacific Nations by driving Telecom Standards, Manufacturing Support and Network Building Skill sets in the interests of this region and market.”
TEC has recently transposed and approved as National Standard, the 3GPP standards (same as Recommendations ITU-R M.2012-4) by TSDSI, as an organizational partner of 3GPP has transposed. These radio interface standards detail the features and parameters of IMT-Advanced like compatibility, international roaming, and access to high-speed data services.
Shri BK Syngal, Chairman TEMA 6G Council said “current times are challenging for India for development of 6 G and proliferation of broadband. This step of EC for free flow of technical standards shall stimulate the industry in research, design, testing, manufacturing etc.”