Towards Setting Environmental Requirements for 5G

ETSI and ITU are pleased to announce the joint workshop "Towards Setting Environmental Requirements for 5G", taking place on 23 November 2017, in ETSI, Sophia Antipolis, France. The one-day workshop will provide a platform for discussion among all relevant parties including policy makers, standardization bodies, vendors, operators and researchers on environmental matters related to 5G.

Furthermore, this event aims to foster the collaboration between ETSI TC EE (Environmental Engineering) and ITU-T SG5 (Environment, climate change and circular economy) on the topic. The workshop will provide the audience with an up-to-date analysis of environmental requirements related to 5G and will identify possible future activities in this field.

Participation to this event is open to all and free of charge upon mandatory registration.


The scope of this event is to present and discuss the work carried out by ITU-T SG5 and ETSI TC EE on environmental requirements for 5G and to provide a platform for further discussion and possible identification of new work items. The following are the main topics which are expected to be covered:

  • analysis and assessment of energy efficiency,
  • resource efficiency to achieve the Circular Economy,
  • powering techniques,
  • protection against environmental phenomena (e. g. lightning) and electromagnetic compatibility,
  • human exposure to electromagnetic fields.

The workshop will present existing work carried out in this area and will discuss new standardization activities.

An overview of the topics listed above will be presented as starting point for discussion in order to set the necessary environmental requirements applicable to 5G. The event will provide a platform for interested parties to share their views and identify future activities.

This workshop will support ongoing activities in ETSI TC EE and ITU-T SG5 on environmental requirements for 5G and will aim to increase the cooperation with other standardization bodies.

Target audience

The event may be of particular interest to industry, policy makers, operators and researchers active in the field of 5G.

Why one should attend?

To get latest information on the environmental requirements that might be set for 5G and provide suggestions for the development of standards in this field.

08:30 Check-in/registration opens
09:00 Welcome address:
  • Luis Jorge Romero Saro, Director-General, ETSI
  • Chaesub Lee, Director, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
09:10-09:30 Keynote: Setting the scene
Ari Sorsaniemi, European Commission, DG CONNECT
09:30-11:00 SESSION 1 part 1: The analysis of energy efficiency aspects and its assessment, powering techniques, resource efficiency to achieve Circular Economy
Paolo Gemma, ETSI WG EEPS and ITU-T SG5 WP2 Chairman
09:30 Assessment of energy efficiency of 5G
Mauro Boldi, ETSI EEPS WG vice-chair and Editor “ITU-T SG5 Study on methods and metrics to evaluate energy efficiency for future 5G systems”
09:50 5G network energy performance
Pål Frenger, Ericsson 
10:10 Powering in 5G
Didier Marquet, ETSI WG EE2 Chairman and Associate Rapporteur of Q6 of ITU-T SG5
10:30 Questions & Answers
11:00 Coffee & Networking Break 
11:30-13:00 SESSION 1 Part 2:  The analysis of energy efficiency aspects and its assessment, powering techniques, resource efficiency to achieve Circular Economy
  Beniamino Gorini, ETSI TC EE Chairman and WP1/5 Vice-chairman
11:30 Achieving higher efficiency and greener with 5G technology
Qi Shuguang, ITU-T SG5 Vice-chairman
11:50 Antenna technology in 5G
Thomas Emanuelsson, Gapwaves
12:10 Circular Economy in ICT
Klaus Verschuere, Cisco
12:30 Questions & Answers
13:00 Lunch & Networking Break 
14:00-15:45 SESSION 2: Protections against environmental phenomena (e. g. lightnings) and electromagnetic compatibility, and human exposure to electromagnetic fields
Mike Wood, Telstra Operations
14:00 Resistibility topics in 5G networks
Mick Maytum, Safety and Telecom Standards
14:20 Impact of 5G technology on human exposure
Fryderyk Lewicki, ITU-T SG5/WP1 chair
14:40 The necessity of EMC radiated emission requirement above 6GHz from the development of ICT equipment for 5G times
Zhang Xinghai, Huawei
15:00 EMC aspects associated to 5G networks 
Beniamino Gorini, CISPR SC-A chair/ERM-EMC WG vice-chair/ITU-T SG5 WP2/Q4 co-rapporteur
15:20 Questions & Answers
15:45-16:15 Coffee & Networking Break 
16:15-17:00 Panel Discussion & conclusions
Moderated by
Victoria Sukenik (ITU-T SG5 Chairman) and Beniamino Gorini (ETSI TC EE Chairman)
17:00 Close of the workshop

Venue: ETSI Headquarters
650 Route des Lucioles
06921 Sophia Antipolis cedex
Tel: +33 4 92 94 42 00

Details of how to get to ETSI, local transport and hotels

Programme Committee

  • Chairs: Beniamino Gorini (ETSI TC EE Chairman) and Victoria Sukenik (ITU-T SG5 Chairman)
  • Anders Andrae (ETSI WG M-ICT Chairman)
  • Pernilla Bergmark (ETSI TC EE)
  • Mauro Boldi (ETSI WG EEPS Vice-Chairman)
  • Raffaele Bolla (ETSI TC EE Rapporteur)
  • Cristina Bueti (ITU-T SG5 Counsellor)
  • Daniel Dianat (ETSI TC EE Vice-Chairman)
  • Paolo Gemma (ETSI WG EEPS and ITU-T SG5 WP2 Chairman)
  • Richard Hockley (ETSI WG EE2 Vice-Chairman)
  • Didier Marquet (ETSI WG EE2 Chairman)
  • Marcello Pagnozzi (ETSI TC EE Technical officer)
  • Qi Shuguang (ITU-T SG5 Vice-chairman)

Mauro BoldiMauro Boldi, ETSI EEPS WG vice-chair and Editor "ITU-T SG5 Study
Mauro Boldi graduated with full marks at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 1998. He joined CSELT, the research centre of Telecom Italia, in the same year, where he has been involved in radio access network topics, with activities on antenna and propagation, radio over fiber solutions, collaborative networks, energy efficiency. He is author of patents and papers on the same topics, and he is also author of books on LTE Advanced and 5G topics, as well as editor of the forthcoming book on "5G System Design" from J. Wiley&Sons. Mauro has been involved in many European projects, among which Winner+, METIS and METIS II, 5G MoNArch, most of them dedicated to 5G related topics. He is Telecom Italia delegate in ETSI EE Technical Committee for mobile networks aspects, and he is also vice chairman of the EEPS group, as well as in ITU-T Study Group 5 on energy efficiency topics. In these roles Mauro acted as Rapporteur of the specification ETS ES 203 228 and ITU-T recommendation L.mnee on the energy efficiency metrics and methods of measurement of the mobile radio access networks.

emanuelssonThomas Emanuelsson, Gapwaves
Thomas Emanuelsson was born in Göteborg, Sweden in 1958. He received his Master of Science in Electronic Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in 1984 and is currently holding a position as CTO at Gapwaves AB and is an Adjunct Professor at the Microwave Electronics Laboratory, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Chalmers University of Technology. After graduating he started working at Ericsson Radio Systems in the design of satellite groundstation equipment for the TeleX system. Has since designed microwave components for applications such as Radar-beacons, Satellites and Microwave Radios for Point-to-Point communication, GaAs MMIC Power Amplifiers for Phased Array T/R module radar applications, T/R modules and belonging subsystem. Has been coordinating Microwave Technology development and introduction of new technologies for various applications in the area of Radar, Point-to-Point communication and MMIC components for Ericsson. This role also included activities towards Universities for research on upcoming technologies.

FrengerPål Frenger, Ericsson Research
Dr. Pål Frenger joined Ericsson Research in 1999 and is currently working at the Radio Access Technologies department at Ericsson Research in Linköping, Sweden, where he is a senior specialist in RAN energy efficiency. He has a background in link level research, in particular on turbo coding and OFDM modulation aspects. He has been involved in development efforts for both HSPA and LTE and is currently working on defining the future releases of 5G New Radio. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

BGorinieniamino Gorini, ETSI TC EE Chairman and WP1/5 Vice-chairman
Beniamino Gorini has achieved the Degree in Electronic Engineer in 1985 at the University “Politecnico” of Milano, Italy.
Since 1987 he has been working in telecommunication industries starting in Telettra, an Italian provider of telecom equipment, that became later part of the Alcatel group and now Nokia group that is a worldwide supplier of telecom products.
He started is working experience in Research & Development department as design engineer of power supply units and later moved to Quality Department where he went through positions of EMC compliance manager, Environmental compliance manager, Product quality compliance manager and standardization coordinator. He is now in charge of the Qualification laboratories for EMC, safety and environmental topics in Nokia Italy and has also the responsibility for the Standardization and Environmental matters in the Optics Product Line.
He is involved in the standardization bodies since 1989, with main focus on EMC, safety, environmental, Electromagnetic field radiation and reliability. He has various roles in International Standardization bodies and is currently chairman of the ETSI TC “Environmental Engineering”, chairman of IEC/CISPR SC-A “EMC Method of measurements”, Co-chairman of the CEN/CENELEC/ETSI joint WG on Mandate M/462 “Energy efficiency in ITC”, Vice-chairman of ETSI ERM-EMC WG, co-rapporteur of ITU-T SG5/Q4 “EMC matters”.

ChaesubLeeChaesub Lee, Director, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
Chaesub Lee is the Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, following his election at the 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Republic of Korea. He took office on 1st January 2015. Dr Lee has been involved in the telecommunication and ICT standardization field for 30 years, specializing in areas such as integrated services digital networks (ISDN), global information infrastructure (GII), Internet protocol, next-generation networks (NGN), Internet protocol television (IPTV) and cloud computing.  He started his professional life in 1986 as a researcher at Korea Telecom. After 17 years he took up a role at the country's Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), where he stayed for the next eight years. Most recently he worked at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and as a senior advisor to the Koreans Ministry, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP). Within ITU Dr Lee served as Chairman of the ITU Next-Generation Networks (NGN) Focus Group to address the growing need for global standards for NGN, including service requirements, functional architecture and mobility, security and Quality of Service (QoS). He was also Vice-Chairman of the ITU IPTV Focus Group which works to coordinate and promote the development of IPTV standards.He acted as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 13 'Future Networks and Cloud' from 2001 until 2008, becoming Chairman of that group in 2009. Study Group 13 works to develop standardization solutions for NGNs, future networks and cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile telecommunications, to ensure their smooth international deployment in the coming years. Dr Lee holds a PhD in Multimedia Engineering. He is married with two children.

Fryderyk LewickiFryderyk Lewicki, Orange Polska, Poland, chairman of ITU-T Working Party
Fryderyk Lewicki received MSc and PhD degrees from the Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland). He is also a graduate of several telecommunication programs provided by the United States Telecommunication Training Institute in Washington DC (1990-1992). Since 1985 he joined the Orange Labs Poland where he has a position of the Manager on Antennas, Propagation and EMC. He is Chairman of the ITU-T SG5 WP1/5 "EMC, lightning protection and EMF " and for the fourth term the Rapporteur for Question 3/5 "Human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from information and communication technologies (ICTs)". In the ITU-R SG3 "Radiowave propagation" he is chairman of the Sub Working Party SWP 3K-2 "Path general propagation method". He is also Past chair of the Polish Chapter of the IEEE EMC Society. The main fields of his activity are: antenna systems, protection against electromagnetic radiation, spectrum management and radiowave propagation.

marquetDidier Marquet, ETSI WG EE2 Chairman and Associate Rapporteur of Q6 of ITU-T SG5
Didier Marquet graduated from Caen National Engineer School (ENSI Caen also called Institute of material and waves ISMRA) has joined the France Telecom study center CNET in 1983 (now Orange Labs) as research engineer in the field of Energy and Power System for Telecom network, datacenters and customers. He got expertise on energy and system theory in post academic studies. He has worked on the joint development with public research and industry of the new generation of smart high efficiency modular power conversion systems with remote management rolled out all over the Telecom network in France and some countries.  Then he has been involved in its evolution till now with 400VDC solutions.
He has developed optimal sizing for PV and hybrid PV standalone cellular radio telecom sites now deployed on more than 3000’s sites in AMEA with massive Diesel fuel and CO2 saving.
He is has been rapporteur of ITU-T questions on reduction of e-waste including the universal charger and on power feeding of telecom network, datacenter sites and customers in DC up to 400V and he has been chairman of ETSI EE/EE2 on same questions and also on the power/cooling/building remote management interface including power metering of stationary ICT equipment. 
He is also working on research on ICT service energy/CO2 impact assessment, on new energy solution such as Stirling machine, on hybrid solar energy and also on solutions to extend ICT device energy autonomy such as wireless energy transfer or ultrafast mobile charger and energy storage optimization through several patents. He has been involved on research project, Boban, Operanet and Soogreen, etc. especially on remote powering, renewable energy and innovative energy storage with inputs to ETSI and ITU-T standards on new methods of evaluation and tests.
He has published many papers in IEEE/intelec and in some other revues.

maytumMick Maytum, Safety and Telecom Standards
After graduating with a first-class honours degree, Mr. Maytum worked at English Electric on Magnetron and Television Camera Tube Development. On joining Texas Instruments Limited (UK) he worked as an Applications Engineer on power semiconductors and consumer ICs used in the television and lighting industries. Later he became the Applications Manager and was elected a Senior Member of Technical Staff. There he consulted on televisions, switching mode power supplies, electronic gear for lighting and telecommunication surge protection. The Bedford company had a management buyout and was subsequently acquired by Bourns, Inc. He retired from Bourns UK in 2009.
Currently, as a power semiconductor and lightning protection expert, he participates in IEEE, ATIS PEG, IEC, ITU-T, BSI and CENELEC standards developments. He has authored eighteen Application Reports, contributed to five books, written thirteen articles, published six IEEE transactions papers and has 11 patents granted.

romeroLuis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director‐General
Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI, has more than 20‐years experience in the telecommunications sector. At ETSI he has initiated a global standardization partnership for Machine to Machine communications, oneM2M, has overseen the rapid development of ETSI’s Industry Specifications on Group on Network Functions Virtualization, and has driven the implementation of the ETSI Long Term Strategy, an ambitious plan to prepare the institute for the future.
Previously he has held diverse Director positions in Spain, Morocco and Mexico, predominantly with Telefonica. As Global Director for International Roaming and Standards, and Director of Innovation and Standards, he oversaw Telefonica’s participation in global standardization activities, and participated directly in the work of the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance and in the GSM Association (GSMA). Before joining ETSI in July 2011, he held the position of Director General of Innosoft and was also a partner and board member of Madrid‐based Innology Ventures.

ShuguangQi Shuguang, ITU-T SG5 Vice-chairmanQi Shuguang, Chief engineer and senior of Energy and Environmental department of China Telecommunication Technology Labs in CAICT (China Academy of Information and Communication).
She has her master’s degree in Beijing university of Posts and Telecommunications, China and joined CAICT in 2007.Her work is mainly focus on fundamental Research, prospective study and standardization work of ICT infrastructures such as power system, cooling system, monitoring etc.
She is Vice Chair of ITU-T Study Group 5, and also Rapportuer of Q6 “Achieving energy efficiency and smart energy” , editor of ITU-T L.1200 series Recommendations and ITU-T L.1302 Data center infrastructure energy efficiency etc.
She is chair of Working Group 1 (Power supply system for ICT) of Technical Committee 4, China Communication Standardization Association (CCSA), she had already lead more than 20 Chinese national standards and industrial standards on these relevant topics.
In addition, she is expert of IEC SC22H (Uninterruptable power supply system).

ASorsaniemiAri Sorsaniemi, Policy & Programme Officer, European Commission, DG CONNECT E1, Future Connectivity Systems unit
Ari Sorsaniemi works on H2020 research projects and policy issues linked to 5G in the Future Connectivity Systems unit of DG CONNECT, also dealing with the issues of Spectrum for 5G and Energy vertical sector.
He joined the European Commission in 2004, where his responsibilities in the Radio Spectrum Policy unit as Policy Developer included spectrum usage aspects in the context of transport and satellite sectors, as well as within smart energy grids and smart metering systems. Before joining his current unit, he was working in Smart Cities and Sustainability unit, dealing with FP7 research projects and policy issues in the areas of energy efficiency and smart grids. Ari started his professional career in process automation, but moved into telecommunications in 1990, working in Finland, Australia, Mexico and Belgium in various R&D, marketing and management functions before joining the Commission. Ari received his Master's degree in Electrical engineering at Tampere University of Technology, Finland.

SusenikVictoria Sukenik, ITU-T SG5 Chairman
 Degree in International Relations, Ms Victoria Sukenik  studied at the University of Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Also completed a Master's Degree in International Economic Relations, at the University of Buenos Aires; and a Postgraduate in Governance and Institutional Development at the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain. She worked in the private sector, in wholesale banking, and since 2004 she joined the Public Administration of the Argentine Republic. Initiating its work, first in the Ministry of Economy to join in 2006 as advisor in international affairs in telecommunications, ICT, satellite and postal services, in the former Secretary of Communications. Currently, Ms Sukenik works at the Ministry of Modernization, Secretary of Information and Communication Technologies (SeTIC). Representing Argentina in international and regional meetings (ITU, CITEL, UNASUR, MERCOSUR, among others).During WTSA-16 she has been appointed as ITU-T Study Group 5 Chairman, for the period 2017-2020. From January to July 2017, Victoria participated in the Regulatory Experience Programme of the State Secretariat for the Information Society and the Digital Agenda of Spain.

Klaus VerschuereKlaus Verschuere, Cisco
Klaus Verschuere has received his Engineering degree in Computer Sciences and Telecommunications in 1992 and his degree in Business Administration in 1993.
In that same year, he accepted a position as compliance engineer at USRobotics/3COM in France in which he focussed on modem technologies and certification throughout Europe.
Since 1998, Klaus works for Cisco Systems in Belgium. He first handled approvals and certification in the EU and Middle East and started influencing regulations on VoIP technologies. As of 2008, he is responsible for Cisco's engagement in EU and international environmental programs on set-top-boxes, servers, networking devices, external power supplies and networked standby. He's active in standards organisations such as ETSI, ITU, CENELEC and drives the internal EU Eco-design compliance within Cisco.
Since 2014, Klaus also chairs the Eco-Design Cluster within the Brussels based industry organisation Digital Europe and is issue leader on the networked standby topic.

woodMike Wood, Telstra Operations
Mike Wood is a Distinguished Professional with Telstra and the General Manager for Telstra’s Strategy, Governance and Risk Management program.  Mike has 30 years’ experience in the strategy and management of mobile network deployment, Electromagnetic Energy (EME) and community consultation for the wireless industry.
Mike trained with the Australian Defence Department in radio & microwave communications prior to graduating from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1985. 
Mike has worked in standards development for over 20 years and is currently Chairman of the IEC TC106 which has global responsibility for EME testing standards for mobile phones, devices, wireless networks and radio communication systems. 
The current focus for TC106 is the 2020 strategic business plan and development of standards for the assessment of future 5G mobile technologies.  Mike is also active in the ITU standards and in Australia chairs the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association RF Safety Compliance Program.

zhangZhang Xinghai, Huawei Global Compliance and Testing Center
Mr. Zhang Xinghai is the director of Huawei Global Compliance and Testing Center. He has been working in EMC/EMF and products certification area for 20 years. Now he acts as co-rapporteur of ITU-T SG5 Question 4 and vice chair man of CCSA TC9 (China Communications Standards Association) and workding member of CISPR/I.


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