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SG5 Last Meeting Executive Summary

Executive Summary of the ITU-T Study Group 5 Meeting (Kochi, 8-19 December 2014)

 

Statistics

 

Participants: 194 - The final list of participants is available in TD810.
Contributions: 166
TDs (not counting the revisions): 260
Incoming liaison statements: 38
Outgoing liaison statements: 34

Main discussions and results

At its meeting in Kochi, 8-19 December 2014, ITU-T SG5 approved the following technical specifications and reports developed by the Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities (FG-SSC):

ITU-T SG5 agreed to the creation of a new Question 20/5 "Smart Sustainable Cities and Communities", to the revision of Question 12/5 (Guides and terminology on environment and climate change) and to the deletion of Question 1/5 (Copper cables, networks and fibre-optic connection hardware for broadband access).

Question 12/5 "Guides and terminology on environment and climate change" - Summary contained in TD949.

A new ITU mobile application provides a guide to electromagnetic fields (EMF) which have raised public health concerns as a country’s mobile network infrastructure expands. ITU standards are designed to ensure the responsible consideration of human exposure to EMF. The mobile app, ‘EMF Guide’, was officially launched during ITU-T Study Group 5 at an ‘ITU Forum on Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields’ in Kochi, India, on 15 December 2014, organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India.
The new app (http://emfguide.itu.int), especially developed by experts working in ITU-T Study Group 5 for smart phones, tablets and desktops, provides information on EMF in a language accessible to all citizens. It offers an introduction to EMF and their relationship with health, as well as the various internationally agreed guidelines and standards designed to ensure safety in the use of mobile phones and other wireless technologies.

Information on the “Green ICT Standards Landscape” was presented, as contained in TD876. The “Green ICT Standards Landscape” aims at providing a comprehensive and up-to-date picture of ongoing worldwide standardization activities related to energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of ICT devices and infrastructures.

Meeting reports:

The draft Report of Working Party 1/5 can be found in TD761.
The draft Report of Working Party 2/5 can be found in TD762.
The draft Report of Working Party 3/5 can be found in TD763.
 

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 Recommendations

Agreed informative text

TD ​Title
​​TD897​​K.96 Appendix II – IEC 61000-4-5 Edition 3 impulse (surge) waveshape duration

New work item

TD ​Title
​​TD924​​Lightning protection and earthing of miniature wireless base station
TD950​Characteristics and ratings of silicon PN junction components for the protection of telecommunications installations and/or Parameters of silicon PN junction clamping components for the protection of telecommunications installations
TD119​Mitigation techniques for induction problems on fibre optical cables
TD766​Mitigation techniques for ITU-T K.104 and K.5
TD909​Resistibility tests for telecommunication equipment exposed to overvoltages and overcurrents - Amendment 1
​TD826 ​Overvoltage protection guide for telecommunications equipment installed in customer premises - Corrigendum 1


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 Recommendations

Agreed informative texts

TD ​Title
TD933 ​K.52 Supplement 1 – Software K.52 calculator
TD934 ​K.70 Appendix I – New version v.5.0 of the software EMF-estimator

New work items

TD ​Title
​​TD907​​Immunity requirements for telecommunication equipment when wireless devices are used in close proximity
TD922 ​Electromagnetic (EM)  environment of body worn equipment in the 2.4 GHz industrial, scientific and medical (ISM)  band

Working Party 3/5 – ICT and climate change

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

Consented Recommendations

Energy efficiency
Efficient power feeding solution 

Agreed informative texts

TD ​Title
TD737 ​Supplement on Life-cycle management of ICT goods
TD836 ​Supplement on Guidelines for developing a sustainable e-waste management system
TD870 ​Supplement on Validation test of a data centre cooling method using renewable energy in a cold region
TD869 ​Supplement on Rationale for minimum data set for evaluating energy efficiency and for controlling data centre equipment in view of power saving 
TD868 ​Supplement on Potential for primary energy savings in TLC/ICT centres through free cooling
TD867 ​Supplement on Case study of reduction of air-conditioning energy by optical fibre based thermometry 
TD866 ​Supplement on Verification experiments related to increase of efficiency of air-conditioning and control technologies at a data centre 
TD864 ​Supplement on Verification test and feasibility study of energy and space efficient cooling systems for data centres with high density ICT devices
TD863 ​Supplement on Experimental studies on plates and ducts installed at equipment inlets and outlets  

Agreed questionnaires

TD ​Title
TD905 ​Questionnaire on best practices of e-waste management

New work items

TD ​Title
TD835​Supplement on Collection of sustainable models for e-waste management by private corporations
TD837​Supplement on Assessment of quantity of E-waste in developing countries
TD855Supplement on Circular Economy
TD911​Supplement on Implementation guidance for ICT SME supply chains due diligence on conflict minerals
TD925Best practices in using ICTs for adaptation in the agriculture sector
TD893​Functionality requirements and framework of green data center energy-saving management system
TD891​Energy efficient architectures of ICT systems
TD872​Green ICT solutions for telecom network facilities
TD900 ​Colour and marking of DC cable and connecting devices


Dates of next SG5 meeting

The next meeting of ITU-T SG5 will take place from 28 September to 9 October 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
 

Rapporteur group meetings (including e-meetings)

A Rapporteur Meeting of Q13, Q14, Q15, Q16, Q17, Q18, Q19 and Q20/5 will take place on 8-12 June 2015 in Sophia Antipolis, France together with ETSI EE.
Please click here for the complete list of planned meetings.  

Regional Groups of SG5

The report of the Regional Group of SG5 for the Arab Region (SG5 RG-ARB) can be found in TD822.
The report of the Regional Group of SG5 for the Americas (SG5 RG-AMR) can be found in TD717.
The report of the Regional Group of SG5 for the Asia and the Pacific (SG5 RG-AP) can be found in TD718.
The report of the Regional Group of SG5 for Africa (SG5 RG-AFR) can be found in TD809.
A SG5 RG AFR meeting will take place on 23-27 March 2015 in Dakar, Senegal.

Results in terms of Recommendations and Other Publications

Please click here to see the meeting results concerning the Recommendations.

Updates in the SG 5 Management Team and Rapporteurs

Click here for the complete list of SG5 Rapporteurs and Associate Rapporteurs.
Click here for the complete list of SG5 Liaison Rapporteurs and other representative roles.
Click here for the complete list of SG5 management team. 
  

Joint Coordination Activity on ICT & Climate Change (JCA ICT&CC)

The sixteenth Meeting of the JCA ICT&CC was held on 9 December 2014 under the Chairmanship of Ahmed Zeddam and Dave Faulkner. The meeting focused on “Cooperation with SDOs and other organizations” in the area of ICT and Climate Change.
The documents and the presentations of the meeting can be found here. The summary of meeting can be found in TD840.
The next meeting will be announced on the JCA ICT&CC website.

Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities (FG-SSC)

A meeting of Working Group 3 of the FG-SSC was held on 11 December 2014. The objective of this meeting was to advance work on key performance indicators for smart sustainable cities.
The progress report of the FG-SSC can be found in TD782. It was agreed not to extend the lifetime of the focus group for an additional year.
Information on the FG-SSC and on the management team can be found here. The next meeting of the FG-SSC will take place in Reading, United Kingdom on 4-6 March 2015, preceded by a Forum on "Smart sustainable cities: a rising priority for decision-makers" to be held on 3 March 2015.

Focus Group on Smart Water Management (FG-SWM)

The progress report of the FG-SWM can be found in TD783. It was agreed not to extend the lifetime of the focus group for an additional year.
Information on the FG-SWM and on the management team can be found here. The next meeting of the FG-SWM will take place in Reading, United Kingdom on 2 March 2015.

Ninth ITU Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change

ITU together with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Law and Justice of India held a “Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change” on 15 December 2014 to move forward the agenda on using ICTs to monitor climate change, mitigate and adapt to its effects and, in this light, identify future requirements for ITU's related work – including standardization of ICT equipment and networks as well as development activities.
Programme and presentations can be found here.

ITU Forum on “Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields in India"

​ITU together with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Law and Justice of India held a forum on “Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields in India" on 15 December 2014. The objectives of this forum were to respond to WTSA-12 Resolution 72 "Measurement concerns related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields", to provide an overview of EMF issues to policy makers and other stakeholders with a special focus on India and to identify a few actions for consideration of Working Party 2 of the ITU-T Study Group 5.
Programme and presentations can be found here.


 
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