Environmental Aspects

Introduction

The infrastructure and environmental aspects for all telecommunications equipment, including that installed at subscriber premises is under study in ETSI technical committees.
Environmental aspects considered include: 

  • climatic and biological conditions
  • chemically and mechanically active substances
  • mechanical conditions during storage, transportation and while being used
  • power supply issues including power distribution, earthing and bonding techniques
  • thermal management for equipment and facilities
  • noise emission of equipment.

The Technical Committee EE is responsible for defining the environmental and infrastructural aspects for all telecommunication equipment and its environment, including equipment installed in subscriber premises. Where ever possible this will be achieved by references to existing international standards.

The field includes:

  • Environmental Conditions
  • Power Supply, Bonding and related topics
  • Mechanical Structure and Physical design
  • Environmental matters associated with Mobile ICT devices

Our Role & Activities

ETSI technical committee Environmental Engineering (EE) is responsible for defining the environmental and infrastructural aspects for all telecommunication equipment and its environment, including equipment installed in subscriber premises.

Wherever possible this will be achieved by references to existing international standards. To this end, the work is carried out in close co-operation with other standards bodies such as ITU-T, CENELEC and the IEC.

The committee is currently working on:

  • Metrics and Measurement Method for Energy Efficiency of ICT equipment
  • Standardization terms and trends in energy efficiency
  • Energy aware networking measurement methods

Standards

The following is a list of the 20 latest published ETSI standards on environmental aspects.

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 300 132-2 Environmental Engineering (EE); Power supply interface at the input to telecommunications and datacom (ICT) equipment; Part 2: Operated by -48 V direct current (dc)
TR 103 419 Environmental Engineering (EE); Testing methodology for equipment able of dynamic performances adaptation
ES 203 228 Environmental Engineering (EE); Assessment of mobile network energy efficiency
EN 300 019-2-3 Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-3: Specification of environmental tests; Stationary use at weatherprotected locations
EN 300 019-2-4 Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-4: Specification of environmental tests; Stationary use at non-weatherprotected locations
TR 102 489 Environmental Engineering (EE); European telecommunications standard for equipment practice; Thermal management guidance for equipment and its deployment
ES 202 336-12 Environmental Engineering (EE); Monitoring and control interface for infrastructure equipment (power, cooling and building environment systems used in telecommunication networks); Part 12: ICT equipment power, energy and environmental parameters monitoring information model
EN 300 253 Environmental Engineering (EE); Earthing and bonding of ICT equipment powered by -48 VDC in telecom and data centres
EN 303 215 Environmental Engineering (EE); Measurement methods and limits for power consumption in broadband telecommunication networks equipment
ES 203 228 Environmental Engineering (EE); Assessment of mobile network energy efficiency
EN 300 119-6 Environmental Engineering (EE); European telecommunication standard for equipment practice; Part 6: Engineering requirements for harmonized racks and cabinets with extended features
EN 300 119-7 Environmental Engineering (EE); European telecommunication standard for equipment practice; Part 7: Engineering requirements for Subracks in harmonized racks and cabinets with extended features
ES 203 199 Environmental Engineering (EE); Methodology for environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) goods, networks and services
ES 202 706 Environmental Engineering (EE); Measurement method for power consumption and energy efficiency of wireless access network equipment
EN 300 019-2-1 Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-1: Specification of environmental tests; Storage
ES 203 199 Environmental Engineering (EE); Methodology for environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) goods, networks and services
ES 202 336-11 Environmental Engineering (EE); Monitoring and control interface for infrastructure equipment (Power, Cooling and environment systems used in telecommunication networks); Part 11: Battery system with integrated control and monitoring information model
ES 203 156 Environmental Engineering (EE); Thermal Management requirements for outdoor enclosures
EN 302 099 Environmental Engineering (EE); Powering of equipment in access network
ES 201 554 Environmental Engineering (EE); Measurement method for Energy efficiency of Mobile Core network and Radio Access Control equipment