Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) joins Leading 5G Visionary Organizations in Americas, China, Europe, Japan, South Korea and Brazil for “Global 5G Event”

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Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) joins Leading 5G Visionary Organizations in Americas, China, Europe, Japan, South Korea and Brazil for “Global 5G Event”

 New Delhi, India – 23 September 2020.  Leading 5G visionary global organizations from the world’s regions welcomed Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) as a party to the Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the “Global 5G Event” with 5G Forum (Korea), 5G Americas (Americas), IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group (China), the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA, Europe), the Fifth-Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF, Japan) and Telebrasil – Projecto “5G Brasil” (Brazil).

Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Chairman of TSDSI signed an accession agreement for the MoU on 8 September 2020.

Signatories of the MoU that was announced in October 2015, and later joined by Telebrasil in 2017 pledged to cooperate in organizing a series of annual “Global 5G Events” in the interest of efficiency and building global consensus on 5G. TSDSI now joins this worldwide leadership in fostering the next, 5th Generation of wireless technology.

The 7th Global 5G event will be hosted in Shanghai, China by IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group in 2021.


Announcement of TSDSI Signing Accession Agreement for the 5G Multilateral MoU at the IEEE 5G WF– Worldwide 5G Industry Fora Session (WWIF20)- 10 September 2020


 Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Chairman, TSDSI , stated  « As India looks to deployment of 5G technologies in step with the rest of the world, sharing of results and experiences from pilots, trials and early deployments in diverse markets will help accelerate wide deployments. TSDSI looks forward to this formal engagement to bring experiences from our respective regions to a common platform ».

Ms Pamela Kumar, Director General, TSDSI, on the occasion of announcement of TSDSI signing the Accession Agreement mentioned that « TSDSI has interacted with the Multilateral MoU partners on various occasions earlier, and we value the opportunity of articulating India market  requirements, local innovations, IP and standardization efforts in this group.  Being a member of the multilateral MoU is a unique opportunity to exchange and benchmark with governments, industry associations and technology projects, trials and deployments from significant geographies – North America, Europe, China, Korea, Japan and Brazil.

 “We are pleased to have TSDSI join the Multilateral MOU as India is a very important market and part of the global 5G ecosystem.  Collaboration amongst leading 5G organizations is essential to help 5G reach its full potential.” said Mr Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas.

Welcoming TSDSI as partner, Mr Jose Marcos Camara Brito, Secretary General of 5G Brazil Project at Telebrasil stated that “India is of great importance in the global context, and the TSDSI participation in the multilateral MOU is very welcome. The mobile communications market in India is enormous, and certainly sharing the country’s experiences will contribute to the development of the 5G ecosystem around the world. In particular, we at 5G Brazil see a real opportunity for joint action to strengthen the 5G scenario for remote areas, which is of great importance for both countries”.

Ms. Wang Zhiqin, Chair of IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group , was pleased to welcome TSDSI in the 5G MOU partnership. « We look forward to working together to accelerate 5G development and applications innovation throughout the world, and to form a consensus on 5G policy, standards and industry development, so as to continuously strengthen the 5G industry ecology ».

Mr. Yoshinori Ohmura, Secretary General of 5GMF, Japan stated “We would sincerely welcome TSDSI, India to the Multilateral MoU for the Global 5G Event. The event played an important role in the latest information sharing and discussion on global frequency harmonization, standardization, NW deployment, etc. in case of 5G introduction and starting services. In the next step, it will be necessary for all over the world to make 5G available, enrich the lives of individuals and solve various social issues by utilizing 5G as a social infrastructure. The collaboration with TSDSI is expected to bring about great success to realize these.”

“I am delighted that TSDSI has joined the 5G Multilateral MoU. For global coverage of all things 5G it is important that India is represented in this group. On behalf of the 5G IA, I welcome TSDSI and look forward to a deep and fruitful cooperation moving forward” said Dr. Colin Willcock, Chairman of the Board of the 5G IA.

Prof. DongKu Kim, Chair of Executive Committee, 5G Forum, said that with the joining of TSDSI/India expectation of the worldwide play of the Multilateral MOU partners for the 5G promotion have been raised. « We are glad to have this opportunity of completing the loop around the globe.  We are looking forward to the expanded Multilateral MOU, taking its course toward 5G global R&D, policy, collaboration, and business success ».

Mr Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Chairman, IREST, and Co-chair, WWIF20, expressing satisfaction on India’s joining the Multilateral MoU, said “I  am quite happy that IEEE 5GWF and our Worldwide 5G Industry Fora Session 2020 gave TSDSI/India the opportunity to join today the Multilateral MoU for Global 5G Event, thus « closing the loop » between Asia, Europe and the Americas, and bringing to the six existing partners a huge potential of innovation and also, after Brazil, an opening to 5G remote areas issues and solutions. All the best for this international cooperation towards the global 5G ecosystem ! »



About Global 5G Event:

Global 5G Event is an event where the world’s leading 5G organizations discuss the latest Research and Development achievements and views on 5G technologies, spectrum, standardization, field trial, applications, the future Roadmap and the global collaboration. The series of events is based on a Multi-Lateral MoU to cooperate on building global consensus on 5G with world’s 5G promotion organizations: The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF, Japan), 5G Forum (Korea), 5G Americas (Americas), IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group (China), 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA, Europe). The event is held twice a year in rotation. Last year, the 1st Global 5G Event was held in Beijing, China by IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group and the 2nd event was held in Rome, Italy by 5G-IA.


  About TSDSI:

Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI), aims at developing and promoting India-specific requirements, standardizing solutions for meeting these requirements and contributing these to international standards, contributing to global standardization in the field of telecommunications, maintaining the technical standards and other deliverables of the organization, safe-guarding the related IPR, helping create manufacturing expertise in the country, providing leadership to the developing countries (such as in South Asia, South East Asia, Africa, Middle East, etc.) in terms of their telecommunications-related standardization needs. TSDSI is recognised by Department of Telecommunications as India’s Telecom Standards Development Organisation (SDO). TSDSI is registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860).

More information is available at Twitter : @TSDSI_India

About the 5G Brasil:

5G Brasil is a Private autonomous project under Telebrasil umbrella. Telebrasil is a private association with 65 institutions members whose main objective is to represent the interests of the telecommunications sector in Brazil and to promote its development. 5G Brasil has 20 associates (institutions), including industries, universities, research centers, telecom operators and industries associations. The main goal of 5G Brasil is to promote the development of 5G ecosystem in Brazil through: enabling and establishing the communication between the ICT sector and all spheres of government and regulatory agency in Brazil; looking for financial support for the promotion and use of 5G technology; promoting national and international cooperation agreements for 5G technology development and adoption; establishing and maintaining open interaction with non-ICT organizations, also called vertical sectors; sharing information regarding 5G technology among Members and Associates in line with compliance and legal  limits; representing the common interest of the members, when requested, in national and international forums related to 5G. The organization of 5G Brasil consists of a Steering Committee and five thematic commissions: infrastructure, regulations, research and use cases, spectrum and standards. 5G Brasil is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro.

About the 5GMF:

The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) was founded on September 30, 2014. 5GMF has been conducting research & development concerning 5G (The fifth Generation Mobile Communications Systems): including the standardization thereof, along with liaison & coordination with related organizations, the collection of information, and the dissemination & enlightenment activities. Towards 5G realization by 2020, these activities will contribute to the sound development of the 5G Eco-society.

More information is available at

About the 5G Forum:

The Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning and mobile industries in Korea founded the 5G Forum in Seoul on May 30th, 2013. 5G Forum members consist of public and private sectors, including mobile telecommunication carriers, manufacturers, and academic professionals.

The 5G Forum is the Think-Tank of 5G promotion assisting strategy and policy, industry trial coordination, the promotion of 5G verticals, and standardization support.  The 5G Forum in Korea provides an open platform where diverse participants of the industry can join various areas of 5G technology, spectrum, ecosystem strategy, vertical public-private collaboration, and makes commitments to bring the 4th Industrial Revolution closer to reality. The 5G Forum aims to become the leading force in Korea in the development of next-generation communications technology and contribute to the momentum of economic growth through the development of the ICT industry in Korea by actively supporting the small businesses and start-up culture, which would consequently promote the realization of the creative idea. More information is available at

 About the 5G Americas:

5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technology and its evolution beyond to 5G, throughout the ecosystem’s networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. More information is available at

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 About the IMT-2020 PG:

The IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group was established in February 2013, with the support of three ministries of China (the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Science and Technology), based on the original IMT-Advanced Promotion Group. It is the major platform to promote the research and development of 5G in China. Its members include the leading operators, vendors, universities, and research institutes in the field of mobile communications.

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  About the 5G Public-Private Partnership & the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA)

 The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) is the 5G collaborative research program that is organized as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program – The European Union Program for Research and Innovation. It is aimed at fostering industry-driven research, monitored by business-related, technological performance and societal KPIs. The 5G PPP will deliver solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for ubiquitous next-generation communication infrastructure over the coming decade.

In the 5G PPP, the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) represents the private side and the European Commission the public side. The 5G-IA is committed to the advancement of 5G in Europe and to building global consensus on 5G. To this aim, the Association brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals and SMEs. The 5G-IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation.

More information is available at;  Twitter: @5GPPP



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