Fixed-line Access

Introduction

Originally, access to the public telecommunication networks over the local loop (subscriber line) was by analogue technology over twisted pair copper wires to support voice and low rate data (e.g. fax). Thanks to technological developments, those twisted pairs can now be used to carry digital signals (e.g. Integrated Services Digital Network, ISDN) or used for voiceband plus digital data as in the variants of Digital Subscriber Line (xDSL).

Other technologies also offer the customer a telecommunications 'pipe' to and from the home. These include:

  • Broadband multimedia service over CATV (Cable Access Television)
  • Broadband over Power Line transmission (PLT)
  • Broadband over coaxial cable and optical fibre.

Our Role & Activities

ETSI has recently merged two committees to form a technical committee for Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM). This committee is responsible for the standards for fixed line access.

The access technologies include narrow band (Integrated Services Digital Network, ISDN, and Public Switched Telephone Service, PSTN) and Broadband over Cable Access Television (CATV). TC ATTM also develops the standards for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) filters.

Technical committee PLT (Power Line Transmission) deals with standards for broadband access over power lines.

ETSI's TC NTECH is responsible for the numbering and addressing aspects of gaining access to telecommunication networks.

Standards

The following is a list of the 20 latest published ETSI standards on fixed-line access.

A full list of related standards in the public domain is accessible via the ETSI standards search. Via this interface you can also subscribe for alerts on updates of ETSI standards.

For work in progress see the ETSI Work Programme on the Portal.

Standard No. Standard title.
TS 101 548 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); European Requirements for Reverse Powering of Remote Access Equipment
TR 101 506 Fixed Radio Systems; Generic definitions, terminology and applicability of essential requirements covering article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU to Fixed Radio Systems
TR 103 820 Fixed Radio Systems; Energy efficiency metrics and test procedures for Point-to-point fixed radio systems
TR 102 311 Fixed Radio Systems; Point-to-point equipment; Specific aspects of the spatial frequency reuse method
TS 105 175-1-1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Plastic Optical Fibres; Part 1: Plastic Optical Fibre System Specifications for 100 Mbit/s and 1 Gbit/s; Sub-part 1: Application requirements for physical layer specifications for high-speed operations over Plastic Optical Fibres
TS 103 247 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Singlemode Optical Fibre System Specifications for Home Cabling
TS 105 174-4-1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Broadband Deployment and Energy Management; Part 4: Access Networks; Sub-part 1: Fixed access networks (excluding cable)
TS 105 175-1-2 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Plastic Optical Fibres; Part 1: Plastic Optical Fibre System Specifications for 100 Mbit/s and 1 Gbit/s; Sub-part 2: 1 Gbit/s and 100 Mbit/s physical layer for Plastic Optical Fibres
EN 302 217-2-1 Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 2-1: System-dependent requirements for digital systems operating in frequency bands where frequency co-ordination is applied
TS 101 548 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); European Requirements for Reverse Powering of Remote Access Equipment
EN 302 217-2-2 Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 2-2: Digital systems operating in frequency bands where frequency co-ordination is applied; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 302 217-3 Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 3: Equipment operating in frequency bands where both frequency coordinated or uncoordinated deployment might be applied; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
TS 105 174-1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Broadband Deployment and Energy Management; Part 1: Overview, common and generic aspects
TR 103 053 Fixed Radio Systems; Parameters affecting the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) and the Receiver Signal Level (RSL) threshold in point-to-point receivers; Theory and practice
TS 101 548 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); European Requirements for Reverse Powering of Remote Access Equipment
ES 205 200-1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Energy management; Global KPIs; Operational infrastructures; Part 1: General requirements
ES 205 200-2-1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Energy management; Global KPIs; Operational infrastructures; Part 2: Specific requirements; Sub-part 1: Data centres
EN 302 217-2-2 Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 2-2: Digital systems operating in frequency bands where frequency co-ordination is applied; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 302 217-3 Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 3: Equipment operating in frequency bands where both frequency coordinated or uncoordinated deployment might be applied; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
TS 102 804 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Access transmission systems on metallic access cables; Multi-Operation DSL Performance Requirements