Environmental Aspects

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

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

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 300 019-2-4 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 103 542 Environmental Engineering (EE); Study on methods and metrics to evaluate energy efficiency for future 5G systems
TR 103 541 Environmental Engineering (EE); Best practice to assess energy performance of future Radio Access Network (RAN) deployment
TR 103 540 Environmental Engineering (EE); Mobile Network (MN) Energy Consumption (EC) estimation method; Energy estimation method based on statistical approach
ES 203 474 Environmental Engineering (EE); Interfacing of renewable energy or distributed power sources to 400 VDC distribution systems powering Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment
TR 103 476 Environmental Engineering (EE); Circular Economy (CE) in Information and Communication Technology (ICT); Definition of approaches, concepts and metrics
EN 300 019-2-1 Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-1: Specification of environmental tests; Storage
EN 300 019-2-2 Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-2: Specification of environmental tests; Transportation
ES 203 475 Environmental Engineering (EE); Standardization terms and trends in energy efficiency
ES 203 136 Environmental Engineering (EE); Measurement methods for energy efficiency of router and switch equipment
EN 303 423 Environmental Engineering (EE); Electrical and electronic household and office equipment; Measurement of networked standby power consumption of Interconnecting equipment; Harmonised Standard covering the measurement method for EC Regulation 1275/2008 amended by EU Regulation 801/2013
ES 203 228 Environmental Engineering (EE); Assessment of mobile network energy efficiency
TR 103 476 Environmental Engineering (EE); Circular Economy (CE) in Information and Communication Technology (ICT); Definition of approaches, concepts and metrics
ES 202 706-1 Environmental Engineering (EE); Metrics and measurement method for energy efficiency of wireless access network equipment; Part 1: Power Consumption - Static Measurement Method
ES 203 408 Environmental Engineering (EE); Colour and marking of DC cable and connecting devices
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