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ATIS Standards helping network energy efficiency
Under the headline 'ATIS Announces Methodology for Measurement and Reporting of Wireless Base Station Standard', the North American Partner in 3GPP has announced the completion of the ATIS STEP committee work in this area.

The standard, one of a suite of Telecommunications Energy Efficiency Ratio (TEER) standards, provides a set of definitions, requirements and guidelines for calculating the appropriate radio base station (RBS) metrics for wireless access network configuration products.

In practice, these metrics address service provider needs by allowing them to compare different RBS’ throughput per watt, and allow comparisons between the total power consumed by RBSs during peak performance periods. This standard will enable fair, consistent and repeatable evaluations of vendors’ products and drive radio networks towards sustainable, low-cost, energy-efficient solutions.

“This Wireless Base Station TEER is a prime example of ATIS’ market-driven work,” said Susan Miller, ATIS President and CEO. “It not only supports industry’s ongoing sustainability related work, but also increases efficiency and cost savings. This solution comprehensively addresses a burgeoning market sector and a real industry need.”

John Messina, STEP-Telecommunications Energy Efficiency Subcommittee Chair (AT&T) said: “These energy efficiency metrics will provide unambiguous measurement sets, thus enabling an objective energy efficiency comparison between different vendors’ radio base stations.”

The deliverables produced by ATIS Sustainability in Telecom: Energy and Protection Committee (STEP) can be ordered from the ATIS Doc Store - Enter '0600015' in the document number field to get to the TEER specs.

ATIS Contact:
John-Paul Edgette
Media Relations
E-mail: jpedgette@atis.org

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  • About STEP
About STEP

ATIS’ STEP committee is comprised of leading communications companies and government agencies, including: ADTRAN Inc, Alcatel-Lucent, ASSIA Inc., AT&T, Bourns, Brocade Communications Systems, Burndy LLC, CSI Telecommunications, Inc., CIENA Corporation, Cisco Systems, Corning Cable Systems, Department of Commerce, ECI Telecom Incorporated, Ericsson Incorporated, Fujitsu America Inc., Genband, Huwei, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Intertek, Juniper Networks, National Technical Systems (NTS), NEC America, Nokia Siemens Networks, NTS, Oracle America, Inc, Qwest, Rogers Wireless Inc., Southwest Research Institute, Stanford University, Telcordia Technologies, Tellabs, Thomas & Betts Corporation, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc, Verizon Communications, and Zarlink Semiconductor.

The Committee engages industry expertise to develop standards and technical reports for telecommunications equipment and environments in the areas of energy efficiency, environmental impacts, power and protection. The work products of STEP enable vendors, operators and their customers to deploy and operate reliable, environmentally sustainable, energy efficient communications technologies. STEP is committed to proactive engagement with national, regional and international standards development organizations and forums that share its scope of work.

About ATIS

ATIS is the leading technical planning and standards development organization committed to the rapid development of global, market-driven standards for the information, entertainment and communications industry. More than 250 companies actively formulate standards in ATIS’ 18 Committees, covering issues including: IPTV, Service Oriented Networks, Energy Efficiency, IP-Based and Wireless Technologies, Quality of Service, Billing and Operational Support. In addition, numerous Incubators, Focus and Exploratory Groups address emerging industry priorities including “Green”, IP Downloadable Security, Next Generation Carrier Interconnect, IPv6 and Convergence.

ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for 3GPP. For more information, visit www.atis.org.

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