Technical Committee (TC) Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM) Activity Report 2019

Chair: Dominique Roche, Association eG4U

Responsible for the standardization of:

  • Access, terminals, transmission and multiplexing, including cabling, in-building power line technology, fixed radio equipment for access and mobile backhauling, installations, signal transmission and other forms of signal treatment up to digitalization, in the private and public domains, focusing on the specific technology, equipment, installations and regulatory aspects of the physical layer;
  • Operational KPIs to monitor global sustainability of ICT deployed services & networks in the field (e.g. Global KPIs, Smart Cities KPIs).

ETSI’s Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing committee (TC ATTM) addresses the operational and physical parts of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including broadband transmission networks, equipment and sites.

TC ATTM works closely with ETSI’s Industry Specification Group on Operational energy Efficiency for Users (ISG OEU). The two groups share the aim of improving the implementation of efficient ICT services (e.g. SmartM2M and oneM2M solutions) and increasing energy efficiency in operational networks and devices, as well as improving the management of ICT waste in the operational period from implementation until end of life.

The committee also collaborates with the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC) and the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) in areas of shared interest. These include the operational sustainability and energy efficiency of smart cities and communities, conducted via the mechanism of the Installations and Cabling Co-operation Group.  

In 2019, we continued to make good progress with ‘Global Key Performance Indicators’ (KPIs) to support the deployment of eco-efficient networks and sites and to monitor the energy management of deployed broadband. Used to define green sites and networks for all industrial and commercial users, these KPIs are outlined in a series of ETSI Standards (ESs) based on TC ATTM’s existing KPIs and Technical Specifications (TSs) for energy efficiency in broadband deployment. These new ESs and existing TSs are complementary to European Standards (ENs) for the installation of efficient networks and sites which are being developed by CENELEC.

During the year the committee published nine deliverables. These included various new and revised Technical Specifications, as well as revisions to a Technical Report (TR) on Fixed Radio Systems:

TS 110 174-2-2 Ver 1.1.1 - Sustainable Digital Multiservice Cities; Broadband Deployment and Energy Management; Part 2: Multiservice Networking Infrastructure and Associated Street Furniture; Sub-part 2: The use of lamp-posts for hosting sensing devices and 5G networking. 

TS 103 463-2 Ver 1.1.1 – Sustainable Digital Multiservice Communities; Key Performance Indicators for Sustainable Digital Multiservice Areas; Part 2: Global KPIs for Sustainable Digital MultiService Areas.

TS 105 200-3-1 Ver 1.2.1 - Energy management; Operational infrastructures; Implementation of Global KPIs; Part 3: ICT Sites; Sub-part 1: DCEM.

TS 105 200-2-3 Ver 1.2.1 - Energy management; Operational infrastructures; Implementation of Global KPIs; Part 2: Specific requirements; Sub-part 3: Mobile broadband access networks.

TS 105 200-2-2 Ver 1.3.1 - Energy management; Operational infrastructures; Implementation of Global KPIs; Part 2: Specific requirements; Sub-part 2: Fixed broadband access networks.

TS 105 176-2 Ver 1.1.1 - Ethernet and power over cables; Part 2: Ethernet and power over coaxial cables for IP video surveillance.

TS 105 174-8 Ver 1.2.1 - Broadband Deployment and Lifecycle Resource Management; Part 8: Implementation of WEEE practices for ICT equipment during maintenance and at end-of-life.

TS 104 001 Ver 2.2.1 - Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP); Smart Metering / Smart Grid Communication Protocol.

TR 101 854 Ver 2.1.1 – Fixed Radio Systems: Point-to-point equipment; Derivation of receiver interference parameters useful for planning fixed service point-to-point systems operating different equipment classes and/or capacities.

After the merger of ETSI’s Powerline Telecommunications committee (TC PLT) into TC ATTM in 2017, in 2019 the committee continued to maintain specifications produced by PLT and continued collaboration with other relevant Standardisation Organisations.

During the year activity from the former Smart City ISG CDP was transferred into SDMC, the main group in ETSI supporting Sustainable Multiservice Digital Communities standardization.

Plans were developed for a Smart Cities and Communities Roadshow, led by TC ATTM WG Sustainable Digital Multiservice Communities (SDMC). This is planned take place during 2020 in four cities (Milan, Dresden, Barcelona and Grand Paris/Montrouge). The events are being supported by Eurocities, the European Commission and the NGO eG4U (ICT Users). The scope of the Roadshows and workshops is “Making Smart Cities & Communities Sustainable  and presented to Users, in particular SMEs”. This includes standardization as conducted in ETSI TC ATTM WG SDMC, ISG OEU, 3GPP, TC SmartM2M/oneM2M (on IoT), TC ITS and ISG CIM, in relation with SF-SSCC, AIOTI (WG03 and WG08), Cities and Users.

During 2019 TC ATTM maintained its interaction with the following external bodies, which continues in 2020:

  • CENELEC TC215 “Electrotechnical Aspects of Telecommunication Equipment” in relation to VDSL2 test signals
  • CENELEC TC209 “Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services” regarding safety on RPF over coax
  • CENELEC TC86BXA “Fibre optic interconnect, passive and connectorised components”
  • Broadband Forum (RPF over Coax)
  • ITU-T SG5 (system and function access energy efficiency in 5G networks)
  • ITU-T SG15 (xDSL, G.fast and reverse powering)
  • ISO/IEC JTC1/WG11 (on smart cities).

Look out for in 2020 – TC ATTM work in progress

  • Revision to EN on Fixed Radio Systems; Multipoint equipment and antennas; Part 2: Harmonised standard for access to radio spectrum
  • Revision to EN on Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 2: Digital systems operating in frequency bands from 1 GHz to 86 GHz; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum
  • Revision to EN on Fixed Radio Systems; Multipoint equipment and antennas; Part 3: Multipoint antennas
  • Revision to EN on Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 1: Overview, common characteristics and system-independent requirements
  • TS on Sustainable Digital Multiservice Communities; Key Performance Indicators for Sustainable Digital Multiservice Areas; Part 1: Description of Key Performance Indicators
  • Revision to TS on Broadband Deployment and Energy Management; Part 5: Customer network infrastructures; Sub-part 4: Multi-tenant premises (residential and commercial)
  • Revision to TS on Optical external network testing interface
  • Revision to TS on General engineering of optical building cabling
  • TS on European requirements for reverse powering of remote access equipment; Part 2: Coaxial cable networks
  • Revision to TS on European requirements for reverse powering of remote access equipment; Part 1: Twisted pair networks
  • TR on Fixed Radio Systems; New technologies and solutions of 5G microwave backhaul
  • TR on Benefit Analysis of Ethernet and power over coaxial cables - IP Video Surveillance case studies
  • TR on Life Cycle Analysis comparison between internal and external "cloud-based" hosting solutions
  • Revision to TR on Fixed Radio Systems; Generic definitions, terminology and applicability of essential requirements - covering article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU to Fixed Radio Systems