Currently I am the coordinator of TTSL-IIT Bombay Center for Excellence in Telecom (TICET). As a part of this center, I am directing the following major technology development efforts.
As a part of the initiative to influence International standards to reflect Indian requirements, our group has been participating in 4G standardization efforts and have made several contributions to the international standard (IEEE 802.16m and IEEE 802.1). We have filed key patents in the area of Quality of Service in wireless networks. We were also a part of ITU’s registered evaluators of 4G (IMT-A) standard.
Mobile Social Networking Platform (MSNP)
Since mobile social networking is going to be a key application driver particularly in the Indian context, we have developed an innovative concept on facilitating and analyzing social contexts for providing targeted recommendations. We have patented this concept and based on this concept, our group is developing a complete platform for mobile social netwoking. This platform offers many rich features which are very distinct from traditional social networking platforms.
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MSNP was launched in the curtain raiser ceremony of India Telecom 2011, New Delhi on 29th August, 2011. Here are few news items
Low Cost Cellular Backhaul for Rural Access (CeBRA)
We recognize that the next wave of mobile revolution will come not only from 3G/4G deployments but also an all inclusive growth in rural telecom deployment which is a big but largely untapped market. It has been well known that one of the major hurdles towards progress of network is non availability of indigenous cost effective backhaul.
We are focusing on developing an innovative solution for cellular backhaul based on a modified optimized version of long distance WiFi technology. A complete product prototype has been developed. The development of this technology will pave the way for significant reduction in Capex making the rural deployment a cost effective proposition.
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User Driven Health Care (UDHC)
User Driven Healthcare (UDHC) is a novel model to answer health information needs through a community based online collaborative network. We are implementing the model as a web based interactive software integrated with the cellular networks. The model uses legacy GSM/CDMA SMS for interaction between the users and the healthcare professionals. This facilitates deployment of the model in rural area making it convenient for the rural populace to benefit from urban healthcare facilities without the costs and inconveniences of travel to urban healthcare service centers.
Past Technology Development Projects
Metro Ethernet based Access Networks
A white paper written on Eisodus technolgy is `A EisoAccess Solution- A Broadband (R) Evolution'. I have authored a more complete tutorial article on challenges for broadband access in emerging economines like India- `Challenges for Broadband Deployment in India and Role of Metro Ethernet'. The related presentation can be found here.
Based on these ideas and with a vision to develop technology for Indian telecom markets indigenously, I founded a company called Eisodus Networks Private Limited. The company has been featured in Light Reading.