Executive Summary of the Working Party 3 of ITU-T Study Group 5 Meeting (Geneva, 19-23 May 2014)
Participants: 87 - The final list of participants is available in
TDs (not counting the revisions): 117
Incoming liaison statements: 11
Outgoing liaison statements: 19
Main discussions and results
Working Party 3/5 met in conjunction with ETSI EE from 19 to 23 May 2014, Geneva, Switzerland.
TSB and ETSI Secretariats presented TD521 which provides information on working methods for the collaboration between ETSI TC EE and ITU-T Study Group 5.
ITU-T Working Party 3/5 and ETSI plan to continue this collaboration by working on a series of technically aligned deliverables to be developed in the future.
The report of Working Party 3/5 can be found in
Working Party 3/5 – ICT and climate change
Working Party 3 made significant progress on its Work Programme and achieved the following key outcomes:
Question 13/5 - Environmental impact reduction including e-waste
Draft Recommendation ITU-T L.1002. The Resolution comment meeting related to draft Recommendation ITU-T L.1002 “External universal power adapter solutions for portable information and communication technology devices” took place on 15-16 May 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. IEC TC 100 experts were invited and provided their suggestions on how comments received during the AAP phase could be addressed. The Additional Review (AR) text was prepared and is contained in TD528 along with the results of the resolution comment meeting.
- Universal adapter. Two new work items to develop Recommendations on test suites for the assessment of UPA development in line with ITU-T L.1001 “External universal power adapter solutions for stationary information and communication technology devices” and ITU-T L.1002 contained in (TD539rev1 and TD538rev1) were approved during the Working Party 3/5 plenary.
- Due diligence. It was agreed to open a new work item on a due diligence system for compliance to conflict mineral regulation.
Question 14/5 - Setting up a low-cost sustainable telecommunication infrastructure for rural communications in developing countries
- Q14/5 did not finalise any Recommendations or approve any informative text at this meeting. The Q14/5 meeting agreed on the structure of possible future draft new Recommendation on setting up Low Cost Sustainable Telecommunication Infrastructure for Rural Communications in Developing Countries. The document will consist of a main body and a series of supplements. The main body of the document will contain the basic infrastructure requirements for setting up low cost telecom systems in rural areas and the supplements will comprise of best practices.
Question 15/5 - ICTs and adaptation to the effects of climate change
- Draft Recommendation ITU-T L.1500. The draft Recommendation was consented in December 2013. The results of the resolution comment meeting are provided in TD507. The Additional Review text can be found in the same TD, in addition to the resolution comments table.
- Draft Recommendation ITU-T L.CountryAdaptation. The resulting text is provided in TD569 and this draft Recommendation was consented at the WP3/5 plenary.
Question 16/5 - Leveraging and enhancing the ICT environmental sustainability
- Draft Recommendation ITU-T L.Eco-Rating. The main goal of this Recommendation is to deliver useful information to end users on the environmental performance of mobile phones by harmonising the existing eco-rating programs. A first list of eco-criteria was produced and future work will focus on the respective weight for each of the criteria and the handling of innovation in eco-rating programs. It is expected to consent this Recommendation in December 2014.
Question 17/5 - Energy efficiency for the ICT sector and harmonization of environmental standards
- Draft Revised Recommendation
ITU-T L.1300 “Best practices for green data centres”. This draft Recommendation has been revised as contained in TD535rev3. It provides a set of updated rules/best practices to be referred to when undertaking improvement of existing data centres, or when planning, designing or constructing new ones. The following main areas were taken into account: ICT equipment and services; cooling and power equipment; data centre building and monitoring.
Draft Revised Recommendation ITU-T L.1310 “Energy efficiency metrics and measurement for telecommunication equipment”. This Recommendation has been revised as contained in TD550rev3. It contains the definition of energy efficiency metrics test procedures, methodologies and measurement profiles required to assess the energy efficiency of different telecommunication equipment (DSLAM, MSAN, wireless, routers, Ethernet switches…), including also Converged Packet Optical Equipment with packet signal, TDM signal and WDM signal functions.
Question 18/5 - Methodologies for the assessment of environmental impact of ICT
- Draft Revised Recommendation ITU-T L.1410. A standardized way to assess the direct environmental impact of ICT goods, networks and services, as well as their indirect impact on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of non-ICT industry sectors, has been discussed by Q18/5 and TC ETSI EE. The outcome of this collaboration was the revision of ITU-T L.1410 “Methodology for Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Information and Communication (ICT) Goods, Networks and Services” consented on 23 May 2014 (TD500rev1). This Recommendation has been created in acknowledgement of the importance of providing industry with tools to provide a lifecycle assessment of the environmental impact of its activities. The collaboration was, in part, driven by a need to avoid a proliferation of methodologies which would cause confusion to the industry. The text of this draft Recommendation is technically aligned to ETSI TS 103 199.
- Draft Recommendation ITU-T L.methodology_ICT in cities. Progress was made to advance the development of this draft Recommendation, as contained in TD584.
Question 19/5 - Power feeding systems
- Draft Recommendation ITU-T L.performance. L.performance was updated with contributions received from several members in particular with regards to reliability and efficiency based on configurations described in Recommendation ITU-T L.1201 ”Architecture of power feeding systems of up to 400 VDC”. Work on this draft Recommendation progressed well and is contained in TD502rev1.
- Draft Recommendation ITU-T L.renewable. L.renewable is being developed in collaboration with ETSI EE as contained in TD503rev1. It was discussed and updated in order to make its scope clearer and more focused on interface and architecture specification with multiple power sources to up to 400V DC power feeding systems.
New Work Items
A printing label format to provide rare metals information of ICT goods. (TD531rev3)
- Implementation guidelines for ICT supply chains due diligence on conflict minerals. (TD551rev1)
- Test suites for assessment of the External universal power adapter solutions for portable information and communication technology devices. (TD538rev1)
- Test suites for assessment of the External universal power adapter solutions for stationary information and communication technology devices. (TD539rev1)
- Supplement on setting up a low cost sustainable telecommunications infrastructure for rural communications in developing countries using Fiber Optic Cable.
- Supplement on setting up a low cost sustainable telecommunications infrastructure for rural communications in developing countries.
- Draft Recommendation to provide a framework of general requirements for low cost sustainable infrastructure for developing countries. (TD556rev1)
- Using ICTs in assisting cities adapt to the effects of Climate Change. (TD549rev1)
- Supplement to L.1500 series Recommendations on effects and possible impact of climate change.
- Assessment of Energy Consumption of Telecommunication Services. (TD529rev1)
- Reference operational model and interface for improving energy efficiency of ICT network devices.
- Supplement on Analysis of the Energy Efficiency of Telecommunication Services used for the needs of Smart Grid applications. (TD540rev2)
- Draft Recommendation on Standardization terms and trends in energy efficiency. (TD574)
- Supplement to Recommendation ITU-T L.1410 on Assessment of GHG emissions from Satellite-based services. (TD555rev1)
Dates of next SG5 meeting and interim Working Party meetings
The next meeting of ITU-T SG 5 is tentatively scheduled for December 2014 in India.
A WP1 and WP2 meeting will take place from 23-29 July 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Rapporteur group meetings (including e-meetings)
here for the complete list of planned meetings.
Results in terms of Recommendations and Other Publications
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Updates in the SG 5 Management Team and Rapporteurs
for the complete list of the newly appointed SG 5 Rapporteurs and Associate Rapporteurs.
for the complete list of newly appointed SG 5 management team.