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SG5 Last Meeting Executive Summary

Executive Summary of the ITU-T Study Group 5 Meeting (Geneva, 10-14 October 2016)

 

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Main discussions and results

At its meeting in Geneva, 10-14 October 2016, ITU-T SG5 achieved the following outcomes.

Meeting reports:

The draft Report of Working Party 1/5 can be found in TD1684 Rev.3.
The draft Report of Working Party 2/5 can be found in TD1685 Rev.3.
The draft Report of Working Party 3/5 can be found in TD1686 Rev.3.
 

Question 12/5 – Guides and terminology on environment and climate change

During this meeting, Q12/5 achieved the following key outcomes:

Working Party 1/5 – Damage prevention and safety 

Working Party 1 made significant progress on its Work Programme and achieved the following key outcomes:

Consented revised Recommendations: Consented new Recommendations:

Agreed informative text: None at this meeting.

New work items

TD ​Title
TD1712Draft Recommendation K.fttdp "Requirements for lightning protection of fibre to the distribution point (FTTdp) equipment"
TD1743 Draft Recommendation K.sod "Surge and over-current protection parameters of external disconnector for surge protective devices used in telecommunication equipment"
TD1740Draft Recommendation K.rcd "Technical requirements for residual current operated device (RCD) with automatic re-closing device"


Working Party 2/5 – Electromagnetic fields: emissions, immunity and human exposure 

Working Party 2 made significant progress on its Work Programme and achieved the following key outcomes:

Consented revised Recommendations
Consented new Recommendations

Agreed informative texts

           Provisional name ​Title
K.Suppl.6 to ITU-T K.115 Measuring shielding effectiveness using normalized site attenuation in free space TD1714


New work items

TD ​Title
TD1736 Rev.1Draft Recommendation ITU-T K.BPrac “Best Practices of the use of mobile devices for exposure reduction”

Working Party 3/5 – ICT and climate change

Working Party 3 made significant progress on its Work Programme and achieved the following key outcomes:

Approved Recommendation:
ITU-T L.1002 “External universal power adapter solutions for portable information and communication technology devices” defines requirements, and provides guidelines on environmental aspects, of universal power adapter solutions (UPA) designed for use with portable information and communication technology ICT devices. It is complementary to Recommendations ITU-T L.1000 and ITU-T L.1001 and aims to cover the widest possible range of ICT devices for portable use within identified voltage and power ranges. This Recommendation is contained in TD1709 Rev.2.

Consented new Recommendations
Agreed informative texts
Provisional name ​Title
Best practices on e-waste managementL.Suppl.27: Supplement on success stories on e-waste management TD1655 Rev.1
Suppl._Circular L.Suppl.28: Circular Economy in Information and Communication Technology; Definition of approaches, concepts and metrics TD1654 Rev.2
L.Suppl.CRTL.Suppl.29: L.1700 - Supplement on low-cost sustainable telecommunication for rural communications in developing countries using Cellular Radio Technologies. TD1673 Rev.4
L.Suppl.CTVR  L.Suppl.30: L.1700 - Supplement on setting up a low-cost sustainable telecommunications network for rural communications in developing countries using cellular network with capacity transfer. TD1672 Rev.3
L.Suppl.Sat L.Suppl.31: Supplement on setting up a low-cost sustainable telecommunications network for rural communications in developing countries using satellite systems. TD1671 Rev. 2
L.Suppeco-rating L.Suppl.32: Supplement for eco-specifications and rating criteria for mobile phones eco-rating programs TD1658 Rev.1
Suppl.ene_ICT_SERV L.Suppl.33: Assessment of Energy Consumption of ICT Services TD1675 Rev.1
L.SupAggICT serv L.Suppl.34: Example of hybrid-based LCA of the aggregated second order effects of selected ICT services TD1782 Rev.2

Agreed questionnaires:

None at this meeting

New work items

TD ​Title
TD1753 Rev.2 Draft Recommendation L.EW2020frame “Connect 2020 agenda E-Waste reduction framework "
TD1754 Rev.2Draft Recommendation L.EW2020metrics “Connect 2020 agenda E-Waste reduction Metrics”
TD1756 Rev.3Draft Recommendation L.EW2020scen “Connect 2020 agenda E-Waste reduction scenario”
TD1760 Rev.1Draft Recommendation L.CE “Circular Economy. Definitions and concepts for material efficiency for ICT network infrastructure goods”
TD1761 Rev.3​Draft Recommendation L.BP “Best practices on e-waste management”
​TD1752​Draft Recommendation L. ICT and FA “Use of ICT in the adaptation of the Fisheries Sector to the Effects of Climate Change ”
TD1751​​Draft Recommendation L. CCRisk “Framework of climate change risk assessment for telecommunication and electrical facilities”
TD1768​Draft Recommendation L. SES “Use of ICT sites to support environmental sensing”
​TD1749 Rev1​Draft Supplement Suppl MM_5G “Study on methods and metrics to evaluate energy efficiency for future 5G systems”
TD1748 Rev.2​Draft Recommendation L.EE_frame “Energy efficiency framework”
TD1750 Rev.2​Draft Recommendation L.EE _5G “Energy efficiency Metrics and measurement methodology for 5G solutions”
TD1741 Rev 2​Draft Recommendation L.Connect2020 framework “Connect 2020 GHG emissions target, guidelines”
TD1744 Rev.2​Draft Recommendation L.400migration “Progressive migration of Telecom/ICT site to 400VDC sources and distribution”
TD1770 Rev.2​Draft Recommendation L.dualpowerinput “Impact on ICT equipment architecture of multiple AC or up to 400VDC power”


Dates of next SG5 meeting

The next meeting of ITU-T SG5 will take place from 15 to 24 May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.
 

Rapporteur group meetings (including e-meetings)

The complete list of planned meetings can be found at: http://handle.itu.int/11.1002/db/rgm-sg5

Results in terms of Recommendations and Other Publications

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Updates in the SG 5 Management Team and Rapporteurs

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Special Session on WHO EMF Activities

A Session on "Updates on WHO EMF activities" took place on 11 October 2016 within Q7/5. Dr. Emilie Van Deventer, Team Leader, Radiation Programme from WHO delivered a presentation on the "Updates of WHO on EMF". Her presentation is contained in TD1734.
 

Connect 2020 Agenda 

Two sessions on Connect 2020 agenda with a special focus on environmental sustainability goals took place on 11 and 12 October 2016.

On 11 October 2016 the session was dedicated to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions target of the Connect 2020 Agenda. This target advocates that GHG emissions generated by the telecommunication/ICT sector should be decreased per device by 30% by 2020. The session concluded with the creation of a new work item on “ITU-T L.Connect 2020 GHG emissions target, guidelines”. This new work item is contained in TD1741 Rev.2.

On 12 October 2016, the session was dedicated to the e-waste target of the Connect 2020 Agenda and was held within Q13/5. This e-waste target emphasizes on the need to reduce volume of redundant e-waste by 50% by 2020. TSB gave a short presentation related to the Connect 2020 Agenda e-waste target, based on the document contained in TD1710 . After the presentation, it was decided to create the following work items linked to the Connect 2020 Agenda e-waste target:

Deletion of Recommendation ITU-T K.5 "Joint use of poles for electricity distribution and for telecommunications"

The last version of Recommendation ITU-T K.5 “Joint use of poles for electricity distribution and for telecommunications” was approved in 1988.

As the text of this Recommendation does not provide any specific advice, a new Recommendation ITU-T K.108 “Joint use of poles by telecommunication and solidly earthed power lines” was approved in 2015.

This new Recommendation ITU-T K.108, superseded ITU-T K.5 and provides advice for the joint use of poles. ITU-T K.108 is also adapted to the new requirements of the field.

For this reason, ITU-T SG5 agreed to propose Recommendation K.5 for deletion.


 
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