WASHINGTON, DC — ATIS today announced the launch of development of a new power standard to expedite the deployment of 5G, small cells and other distributed networks. The work addresses the need for a standard for remotely powering distributed devices that consume more than the 100-Watt constraint identified by other industry standards.
Small cells are key enablers of 5G and 4G/LTE networks. Deploying thousands of new devices requires innovations in power technology as well as engineering and installation practices, as current standards do not address these devices’ high power-consumption requirements.
“ATIS has developed many of the key standards and solutions that are central to 5G networks,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “With our Specialized Distributed Power Systems work, we expand on these comprehensive 5Grequirements — in this case, to address the evolution of the network’s power needs.”
“It is truly remarkable when companies put aside their competitive interests and work together to create a solution for the good of the industry,” shared Victor Goncalves, Vice President of Engineering for Alpha Technologies, who is the lead on this initiative.
The forthcoming ATIS standard is expected to take at least a year to develop. If your company is interested in joining ATIS as part of this work, please contact ATIS Membership Director Rich Moran.
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, robocall mitigation, IoT, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, emergency services, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.
ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org. Follow ATIS on Twitter and on LinkedIn.