Fixed-line Access

Originally, access to the public telecommunication networks over the local loop (subscriber line) was by analogue technology over twisted pair copper wires to support voice and low rate data (e.g. fax). Thanks to technological developments, those twisted pairs can now be used to carry digital signals (e.g. Integrated Services Digital Network, ISDN) or used for voiceband plus digital data as in the variants of Digital Subscriber Line (xDSL).

Other technologies also offer the customer a telecommunications 'pipe' to and from the home. These include:

  • Broadband multimedia service over CATV (Cable Access Television)
  • Broadband over Power Line transmission (PLT)
  • Broadband over coaxial cable and optical fibre.

The following technical committees are responsible for fixed lines access at ETSI:

Technical committee for Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM) is the home for access technologies such as narrow band (Integrated Services Digital Network, ISDN, and Public Switched Telephone Service, PSTN), broadband (Digital Subscriber Line, DSL) and fibre optics.

Technical committee for Integrated broadband cable and television networks (CABLE) produces standards for broadband cable and television networks using hybrid fibre coaxial technology.

Technical committee Power Line Transmission (PLT) deals with standards for broadband access over power lines.

The following is a list of the 20 latest published ETSI standards on fixed-line 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 305 200-1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Energy management; Operational infrastructures; Global KPIs; Part 1: General requirements
EN 305 174-5-1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Broadband Deployment and Lifecycle Resource Management; Part 5: Customer network infrastructures; Sub-part 1: Homes (single-tenant)
EN 305 200-2-3 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Energy management; Operational infrastructures; Global KPIs; Part 2: Specific requirements; Sub-part 3: Mobile broadband access networks
TS 101 548-1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); European Requirements for Reverse Powering of Remote Access Equipment; Part 1: Twisted pair networks
ES 205 200-2-2 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Energy management; Global KPIs; Operational infrastructures; Part 2: Specific requirements; Sub-part 2: Fixed broadband access networks
EN 305 174-1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Broadband Deployment and Lifecycle Resource Management; Part 1: Overview, common and generic aspects
EN 305 174-2 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Broadband Deployment and Lifecycle Resource Management; Part 2: ICT Sites
EN 305 200-2-1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Energy management; Operational infrastructures; Global KPIs; Part 2: Specific requirements; Sub-part 1: ICT Sites
EN 305 200-3-1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Energy management; Operational infrastructures; Global KPIs; Part 3: ICT Sites; Sub-part 1: DCEM
EN 305 174-8 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Broadband Deployment and Lifecycle Resource Management; Part 8: Management of end of life of ICT equipment (ICT waste/end of life)
TR 103 230 Fixed Radio Systems; Small cells microwave backhauling
TS 105 174-7-1 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Broadband Deployment and Energy Management; Part 7: Digital multiservice cities; Sub-part 1: Multiservice Street Furnitures
EN 302 217-2 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 covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU
EN 302 217-1 Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 1: Overview, common characteristics and system-independent requirements
EN 302 217-4 Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 4: Antennas
EN 302 217-2-2 Fixed Radio Systems; Characteristics and requirements for point-to-point equipment and antennas; Part 2-2: Digital systems operating in frequency bands where frequency co-ordination is applied; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
TS 105 174-2 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); Broadband Deployment and Energy Management; Part 2: ICT sites
TS 101 548 Access, Terminals, Transmission and Multiplexing (ATTM); European Requirements for Reverse Powering of Remote Access Equipment
TR 101 506 Fixed Radio Systems; Generic definitions, terminology and applicability of essential requirements covering article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU to Fixed Radio Systems
TR 103 820 Fixed Radio Systems; Energy efficiency metrics and test procedures for Point-to-point fixed radio systems