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Indian telecoms operators, chip makers and smartphones from multinational vendors have already made their submission to both TEC and DoT, urging the government to avoid making TSDSI 5G, 5Gi mandatory because the technology does not is unproven and may impact the deployment of 5G and disrupt the entire ecosystem by delaying deployment and increasing prices.
“By using globally harmonized standards such as 3GPP, companies can set up manufacturing operations in India with the confidence that they can easily serve both the Indian market and export to global markets. “the agencies said in a joint submission letter to the ministry. Telecommunications (DoT) and the Telecommunications Engineering Center (TEC).
These organizations include Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), UK India Business Council (UKIBC), US Chamber of Commerce US-India Business Council (USIBC), US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), TechNet and TechUK.
The adoption and use of 3GPP’s 5G standards will enable Indian manufacturers to compete in markets around the world, thus supporting the government’s goal of strengthening the Indian economy, they added.
Notably, India has already announced measures as part of production-related incentives or a PLI program allowing national and multinational suppliers to develop a local manufacturing ecosystem to serve local and global markets.
Thirty-seven local and global telecom equipment suppliers and subcontractors including Nokia, Cisco, Flex, Foxconn and Jabil have applied under the Rs 12 Production Incentive Program (PLI) 195 crore for the manufacture of telecommunications and network equipment.
The local telecommunications standards body, Telecom Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), has suggested that 5Gi become the national standard for the deployment of 5G networks in India.
The agencies, however, have said that 3GPP continually publishes updated specifications that “may diverge and render country-specific standards obsolete.”
5G is becoming fundamental to the fabric of connectivity between industries. “… the economic benefits of using globally harmonized technology standards for India’s manufacturing ecosystem will only become more apparent,” they added in the submission.
In line with the submission of Indian telecom operators and multinational providers, trade bodies said adopting 3GPP standards in Indian national standards would speed up the rollout of 5G network, helping Indians to connect to high-speed internet and to bridging the digital divide.
“By using 3GPP standards, India’s telecommunications operators will be able to take advantage of the economies of scale provided by globally harmonized standards to efficiently iterate over existing networks,” they added.
In the letter, they added that 3GPP standards will also allow Indian consumers, businesses and network providers to take advantage of proven and up-to-date technology solutions from global vendors to access the Internet, thereby improving security and supporting growth. India’s continued economy.
Adopting a globally harmonized 5G standard will allow the Indian government to work closely with global partners and allies on issues related to emerging technologies, they said.
“Whether as part of the Quad Emerging Technologies Working Group between India, US, Japan and Australia; or in other bilateral and multilateral partnerships, global standards are fundamental for cooperation on next generation technologies. Failure to adopt global standards could delay the vital work-sharing on supply chain security and supplier diversification, which is also based on common standards, ”the letter said.
Trade bodies said India’s participation is vital for the development of an “innovative and secure global technology ecosystem”
“… we encourage India to faithfully adopt 3GPP version 15 as a national standard, avoiding efforts that could lead to fragmentation of globally harmonized standards.” “