Broadband Wireless Access

Introduction

Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) technologies provide broadband data access by wireless means to consumer and business markets. The most common example of BWA is Wireless LAN, but efforts are intensively continuing to deliver ubiquitous broadband network access by deploying adequate radio technologies like Metropolitan Area Networks, 3G and Wireless LAN which can even be combined in one single device to ensure seamless operation.

Broadband Wireless Access is also an attractive option to Operators in areas that do not have a wired access network available. Savings in speed of deployment and in installation costs will ensure that interest in BWA Standards continues.

Our Role & Activities

Broadband Wireless Access includes a large variety of radio technologies and corresponding services therefore several ETSI technical committees are active in this area:

Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN)

The work of ETSI technical committee BRAN includes the areas of HiperMAN, HiperMAN/WiMAX Testing, High Performance Radio LAN in the 5 GHz frequency band as well as radio technologies using the frequency bands 2,6 GHz and 3,5 GHz that can be used for running Metropolitan Area Networks.

EMC & Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM)

ETSI technical committee ERM is responsible for a European Standard covering 'Wideband Data Links operating in the 2,4 GHz band', i.e. Radio LANs or Wireless LANs. This Standard is very widely used for demonstrating the conformity of Wi-FiTM, and similar licence-exempt data communications equipment, with the Radio Equipment & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive from the European Commission.

Access, Terminals, Transmission & Multiplexing (ATTM)

The Working Group TM 4 of ETSI technical committee ATTM is responsible for specifications for point-to-point and multipoint radio systems, in the fixed service used in core and access networks, covering all equipment aspects including antenna parameters. These specifications address many frequency bands, e.g. 38 GHz and 65 GHz for point-to-point radio systems and 3,5 GHz, 10 GHz and 26 GHz for multipoint radio systems.

Other Technical Committees

The following ETSI technical committees also work on specifications that can be used for Broadband Wireless Access:

  • Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECTTM)
  • Railway Telecommunications (RT)
  • Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPPTM)

Standards

The following is a list of the 20 latest published ETSI standards on Broadband Wireless 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.
EN 303 339 Broadband Direct Air-to-Ground Communications; Equipment operating in the 1 900 MHz to 1 920 MHz and 5 855 MHz to 5 875 MHz frequency bands; Fixed pattern antennas; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 301 893 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
TR 103 293 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); Broadband Wireless Access and Backhauling for Remote Rural Communities
EN 301 598 White Space Devices (WSD); Wireless Access Systems operating in the 470 MHz to 790 MHz TV broadcast band; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
TR 103 231 White Space Devices (WSD); Wireless Access Systems operating in the 470 MHz to 790 MHz TV broadcast band; Information on weblistings of TV White Space Databases (TVWSDBs)
TR 101 589 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); Very high capacity density BWA networks; Protocols
EN 301 893 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 302 567 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 60 GHz Multiple-Gigabit WAS/RLAN Systems; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 301 893 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
TR 101 534 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); Very high capacity density BWA networks; System architecture, economic model and derivation of technical requirements
TS 102 177 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HiperMAN; Physical (PHY) layer
TS 102 178 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HiperMAN; Data Link Control (DLC) layer
EN 301 893 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
EN 302 567 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 60 GHz Multiple-Gigabit WAS/RLAN Systems; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
TS 102 624-1 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HiperMAN; Conformance Testing for the Network layer of HiperMAN/WiMAX terminal devices; Part 1: Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma
TS 102 624-2 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HiperMAN; Conformance Testing for the Network layer of HiperMAN/WiMAX terminal devices; Part 2: Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS&TP)
TS 102 624-3 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HiperMAN; Conformance Testing for the Network layer of HiperMAN/WiMAX terminal devices; Part 3: Abstract Test Suite (ATS)
TR 102 741 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); Test Report Template for testing to EN 301 893 V1.5.1 (R&TTE)
TR 102 651 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 5 GHz high performance RLAN; Guide to the implementation of Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
TS 102 545-1 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); HiperMAN; Conformance Testing for WiMAX/HiperMAN 1.3.1 Part 1: Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) proforma