The Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) is reportedly making efforts towards its goal of getting International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) status for its local 5G standard, TSDSI-radio interface technology (RIT).

To this end, TSDSI is learnt to have satisfied all qualifying criteria for the IMT-2020 technical performance requirements at ITU in the recent meeting held in Geneva. As per TSDSI, during the meeting, various independent groups evaluated prospective IMT-2020 technologies, including TSDSI’s 5G technology.

Further, TSDSI will now continue to work on its proposal until the process is complete later in 2020.

According to TSDSI, after the completion of the standardisation process, it will facilitate the necessary post-standardisation activities in order to enable the implementation of rural coverage enhancing proposals in the equipment that will begin to be deployed in the country in the coming years.

TSDSI said that all the independent groups that evaluated the TSDSI technology, including Telecom Centres of Excellence of India, have approved that the TSDSI technology meets the ITU requirements for being an IMT-2020 technology.

By passing this evaluation, TSDSI submission will move to the next stage of the process of consensus-building and formal ratification.

TSDSI has claimed that its 5G standard, TSDSI-RIT, has the potential to make a significant impact in various countries that are confronted with challenges of providing broadband wireless coverage in rural, sparsely populated and security-wise vulnerable areas. However, telecom gear and chipset makers have claimed that TSDSI’s achievement is just academic in nature with little use for them.