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Journal of ICT Standardization

Editor-in-Chief: Anand R. Prasad, wenovator, Japan

Associate Editor: Sivabalan Arumugam, Rakuten Mobile Inc, Japan

ISSN: 2245-800X (Print Version),

ISSN: 2246-0853 (Online Version)
Vol: 1   Issue: 2

Published In:   November 2013

Publication Frequency: Triannual

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Global ICT Standardisation Forum for India (GISFI) and 5G Standardization

Ramjee Prasad

Founding Chairman GISFI & Director of Center for TeleInfrastruktur (CTIF), Aalborg University, Denmark

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Abstract: This paper covers a selected set of potentially high impact emerging technologies for 5G wireless communication as well as their current state of maturity and scenarios for the future. ‘Interoperable’, ‘ubiquitous’ and ‘dynamic’ are key words describing 5G networks and applications. The paper focuses on what are the necessary critical innovations, also undertaken within standardization and how to explore these as well as what are the expected challenges. It further identifies future directions for 5G and gives a vision of such communication system.

Keywords: Wireless innovative system for dynamically operating megacommunications (WISDOM), 5G, standardization.

Spectrum Challenges for Modern Mobile Services

P. K. Garg, T. R. Dua and Ashok Chandra

Global ICT Standardisation Forum for India (GISFI, India

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Abstract: Proliferation of wireless services and demand of greater mobility has exerted pressure on spectrum manager to make available additional spectrum in lower bands.With current spectrum management practice, no spectrum below 3 GHz is free/readily available for new services. Spectrum sharing is one solution to make available additional spectrum for new services. Sharing improves spectrum utilisation and provides enormous possibilities. This paper gives an idea about different aspects of spectrum sharing & spectrum trading and emphasized that Indian telecom market is good ground for trying various aspects of spectrum sharing. This paper is based on discussions held on utilisation of radio spectrum during several GISFI meetings held in India on standardisation

Keywords: Radio spectrum, spectrum sharing, spectrum trading, cognitive radio, TV white space.

Spectrum Trading in India and 5G

Purnendu S. M. Tripathi and Ramjee Prasad

Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTiF), Aalborg University, Denmark

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Abstract: Currently radio spectrum is largely managed through Command and Control method. Public mobile services require spectrum below 3 GHz for providing cost effective services. The existing method has created artificial shortage of spectrum especially below 3 GHz. Spectrum trading is a new concept in which service providers are permitted to purchase spectrum from the market to fulfil their requirements. Spectrum trading has not yet been permitted in India. This paper provides an overview of possibilities of spectrum trading in India and concludes that necessary ingredients are present in India for spectrum trading and it could provide a boost to the Indian telecom sector. Further, it will also discuss spectrum issue related with 5G in the direction of millimeter waves.

Keywords: Radio spectrum, 2G/3G services, spectrum trading, NFAP 2011.

ICT Security and Security Testing Aspects

Mayur Dave1 and Anand R. Prasad2

1Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, India
2NEC Corporation, Japan

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Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the activities of Security & Privacy Working Group (S&PWG) of the Global ICT Standardisation Forum of India (GISFI).Today telecommunications has become "the utility" of human society and thus is the life-line for not only citizens of India but also for the economy. Therefore there has been serious consideration for security and privacy in and of Indian telecommunication systems and networks. Therefore it was found essential to create a security and privacy working group (S&P WG) in GISFI that would develop solutions for ICT security issues in India as well as provide security solutions for activities in otherWG. This paper presents details of the scope, current work accomplishments and future strategy and plans of the S&PWG [1].

Keywords: Telecom Security, Network Element testing, Network testing, methods.

Convergence through Next Generation Cloud and Service Oriented Networks in the Indian Scenario

Parag Pruthi1, Ashutosh Dutta2, Niranth Amogh3 and Ritesh Kumar Kalle4

3Huawei R&D, India
4NEC, India

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Abstract: Cloud and Service Oriented Networks are integral part of the convergence strategy laid out by Government of India through the National Telecom Policy 2012. This paper describes the key requirements for converged cloud and services infrastructure framework and architecture that have impact on standardization. The requirements not only include perspectives of Indian challenges for the infrastructure but also include the challenges imposed by innovative applications and services that are to be delivered through the Next Generation of Cloud and Service Oriented Networks.

Keywords: Cloud, Service Oriented Networks, Applications, Service Infrastructure, Convergence, Service Delivery, Standardization, ContextAwareness, Self Organization, Emergency Services.

Green Information and Communication Technology Standards Development: An India Perspective

Ritesh Kumar Kalle1 and Arvind Mathur2

1NEC India Pvt. Ltd., India
2Cisco Systems, India

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Abstract: Green Information and Communication Technologies (GICT) refers to the wide-ranging spectrum of environmentally friendly technologies that power the connected information infrastructure globally. The GICTWorking Group (WG) within GISFI brings the stakeholder’s standpoints to the standardization forum and seeks to evolve the most suitable approach for adoption in the Indian context. The WG also aims to develop specifications in specific areas where existing global standards do not meet Indian requirements. In this paper, an overview of GICT WG activities is provided along with the current progress of important work items from an Indian standards development perspective. The paper also outlines the collaboration of the GICT WG with external organizations and presents a structured roadmap of technical specifications development.

Keywords: GICT, Energy Efficiency Metrics, Telecommunications

Carbon Emission Estimation & Reduction in Indian Telecom Operations: A Standardization & Policy Perspective

Krishna Sirohi

President – Impact Innovations in Technology & Business (i2TB), India

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Abstract: This Paper is Standardization Perspective of the problem definition of Carbon Emission Estimation and Reduction exercise in Indian Telecom Networks. It includes the relevant interpretation of the TRAI recommendations, current practices of estimating Carbon emission and the associated issues. It brings out the techno-managerial perspective to estimate carbon emission in Indian Telecom network, description of with the currently adopted methods and their implications. It also suggests how the entire telecom sector may be geared up to identify all potential areas for energy efficiency optimization in every part of the telecom network such that all parts of the telecom networks are addressed to achieve significant reduction in Carbon Emission. Some key aspects related to necessary framework for accurate estimation, setting realistic national targets for carbon emission reduction, automatic online gathering of carbon emission parameters from Infrastructure provider (IP) and telecom equipment based on IoT Framework have been presented for suitable consideration for related policy formulation. The paper summarizes the need for Standardization and policy formulations actions to achieve good progress in making telecom network infrastructure sustainable.

Keywords: Carbon Emission Estimation&Reduction, Carbon Foot-printing, TRAI, Traffic Profile, Green Telecom, Telecom Service Provider (TSP), Infrastructure Provider (IP), Renewable Energy Technology (RET).

Towards a LightWeight Internet of Things Platform Architecture

A. Sivabalan1, M. A. Rajan2 and P. Balamuralidhar2

1NEC India Pvt Ltd,Chennai, India
2Tata Consultancy Service, Bangalore, India

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Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the activities of Internet of Things (IoT) work group in Global ICT Standardisation Forum for India (GISFI). Objective of this IoT WG is to identify potential standardization areas that can help proliferating the IoT technology and its applications that are relevant to India for the benefit of the society and businesses. The strategy chosen within this WG is to develop application independent generic IoT Framework with welldefined ReferenceArchitecture to achieve interoperability between the various devices/application developed in multi-vendor scenario to achieve cost advantage and pass this advantage to the user group for its mass scale deployment and applicability. The requirements of the same are gathered through the study of various use cases.

Keywords: Internet of Things, Machine to Machine Communications, Service Platform.

Interoperation among IoT Standards

Soma Bandyopadhyay, P. Balamuralidhar and Arpan Pal

Innovation Lab, Kolkata, India Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India

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Abstract: This article presents generic IoT (Internet of Things) reference architecture proposed by standard organization. It compares different IoT reference architectures proposed by different standards institutes, specially emphasizing lightweight requirements of IoT reference architecture. These architectures define multiple interfaces. Functionalities of proposed interfaces are compared here to enable an understanding regarding the scope of interoperation among different IoT standards. Finally, future scopes for standardization in IoT are presented.

Keywords: IoT, Standardization body, lightweight.

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