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ATT-TP-76450
Common Systems Equipment Interconnection Standards for AT&T
Technical Equipment Spaces
Presented in this document are the Common Systems Equipment Interconnection Standards
for equipment placement and interconnection in the AT&T Technical Spaces. Users of this
document should note that requirements and information contained within may only be
excerpts of full requirements necessary for an acceptable installation of network equipment
in an AT&T facility. Users must refer to reference document for detailed requirements.
Target Audience: The primary audience for this document is telecommunications equipment
manufacturers. This document will also be used in the PDF process associated with Requests
for Information (RFI), Requests for Price (RFP) and Requests for Quote (RFQ) for equipment
placed into the AT&T Local Exchange Companies and AT&T Corporation networks.
Effective Date:
June 2016
Issue Date:
June 2016
Expires On:
N/A
Related Documents:
See Reference Section of this document.
Canceled Douments:
ATT-TP-76450, Issue 16
Issuing Department:
Network Staff, IP&O Common Systems
Documents Coordinator:
Brent Courtney – (678) 714-1055, E-Mail: bc2496@att.com
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General
1.1 Requirements
This document provides the requirements for interconnection of new equipment in the
AT&T Technical Spaces. The appendices include the AT&T equipment evaluation
process to be used to verify compliance to these requirements.
1.2 Purpose
AT&T’s networks are designed around fundamental standards for the purposes of
meeting interconnection, safety, and industry standards. New equipment is required to
integrate into the network seamlessly (fit, form and finish), without the impact or cost
pressure to compensate for the product introduction.
The purpose of this section is to provide equipment suppliers with an overview of the
AT&T network interconnection requirements most commonly encountered as noncompliant with new equipment and a process for relaying information about compliance
to these requirements.
This document is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all AT&T interconnection
requirements. A product's compliance with the requirements and objectives of this
section will not be the sole basis for the acceptance of the product, however
noncompliance with one or more of the requirements or objectives of this section may be
the basis for a product's denial of purchase.
1.3 Scope
Unless otherwise stated, the requirements contained herein apply to equipment systems
and assemblies intended for installation in network equipment buildings, equipment areas
within buildings, electronic equipment enclosures such as controlled environmental
vaults, outside electronic equipment cabinets, and customer locations.
1.4 Pre-assembled versus Field Assembled Network Equipment
Network Equipment layouts provided as overall solutions need to be reviewed in one of
two ways regarding the applicability of Common Systems components and products. For
the purposes of this document, AT&T Network Carriers are only concerned with the
connectivity and interconnection issues between the OEM equipment and the AT&T
network facilities.
OEM design practices internal to the Network Equipment hardware are not reviewed
under this documentation.
OEM connectors and external contact points will meet the requirements contained in this
document for performance, reliability and suitability. The use of a “Plug & Play” system
using internal self-contained Network Elements must also meet AT&T standards
contained in ATT-TP-76200.
If the product uses various components that are interconnected together, this document
will be applicable for interconnection between the various external components and
cabling in addition to stand-alone Common Systems components that may have been
standardized with other products within the AT&T Network Carrier companies. If the OEM
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has presented a solution that uses “off the shelf” separate components that are
externally cabled within the bay or relay rack, validation and use of the AT&T standard
product lines shall be given.
Example: All DSX-1, DSX-3 and FDF panels will be provided by ADC/Commscope
for the AT&T Network.
Finally, determinations will need to be made with AT&T Network Carrier company’s
technical staff as to whether the items provided within the product meet either preassembled requirements or will be field assembled. Pre-assembled products will be
considered within any Network Equipment/Element hardware box or panel that includes
intelligent hardware or software. The assembly of multiple pre-assembled Network
Equipment/Element products within the same footprint will be negotiated with the AT&T
Network Carrier companies. The assembly of multiple pre-assembled Network
Equipment/Element products outside of the same footprint will be handled as a field
assembled installation. Any Network Equipment/Element that uses a passive product
panel or box that does not include intelligent hardware or software will meet AT&T
Network Carrier product approval standards and will be field assembled.
All assemblies, including internal wiring between components shall meet workmanship
standards that include a neat and well-secured assembly with no sharp edges or
cable/wire ends exposed.
1.5 ATT-TP-76450 Internet Web Site
Copies of this document and general information about AT&T’s environmental
equipment standards may be found at https://ebiznet.att.com/sbcnebs/.
1.6 Product Evaluation Process
ATT-TP-76450 Product Evaluation Process is documented in Appendix A of this
document. Equipment manufacturers should follow this process for each new Network
Element under review by AT&T Network Carriers.
1.7 Additional AT&T Requirements
The following is for notification purposes only. Refer to the directions given to obtain
further information on these subjects. Verification of conformance to these standards is
not part of the evaluation process for this section.
1. ATT-TP-76200, Network Equipment and Power Grounding, Environmental, and
Physical Design Requirements
2. ATT-TP-76300, AT&T Installation Requirements
3. ATT-TP-76400, AT&T Design Engineering Requirements
1.8 Adherence to AT&T Standard Suppliers
Within the Common Systems Checklist, standard corporate providers of the product are
listed as applicable. Selections of this product are performed through AT&T Services
Inc. ATO on behalf of the entire AT&T Enterprise. Each approved provider shall use
AT&T approved PIDs, distributors and pricing.
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1.9 Reasons for Reissue
The Reason for Reissue part of this section identifies the changes made to this
document when it is revised.
Section 2.1.2 – updated statement for AC powered equipment
Section 2.6.2-2.6.3 – corrected inconsistent fuse sizes
Section 3 – updated contact for Synchronization issues
Section 8.3.1 – updated links for product search
Section 9.5 – added details for Dropbox
Appendix B - cleaned up checklist
Appendix C – updated references
Appendix D – updated Contacts List
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2 DC / AC Power Interconnection Standards
2.1
General
2.1.1 Nominal -48Vdc
Nominal –48Vdc is the standard platform for power delivery to all network equipment. If
manufacturer’s network equipment uses other than -48Vdc, it shall be provided with
internal inverters and converters to meet the intent of this requirement. The design
criterion of the nominal -48Vdc power is based on a normal operating voltage between
-50Vdc to -56.7Vdc, with nominal rating of -48Vdc and low voltage of -40Vdc
measured at the input terminals of the network equipment.
2.1.2 AC Powered Equipment
Equipment shall be a minimum of NEBS Level 1 compliance or shall be required to be
placed in a 1 Hour Fire Rated Area.
2.2 DC Power Cabling
2.2.1 Redundant Power Feeds
Redundant power feeders are required for all network equipment. Each
element/shelf/circuit pack, whichever is the smallest independent load device of the
equipment, shall obtain power from at least two power feeds.
2.2.2 Power Feeder Information
Redundant power feeder information must be provided in the supplier's response
documentation to be in compliance with this item. Power feeds (supply and return)
provided by manufacturer’s shop wired configurations shall be paired and closely
coupled.
2.2.3 Battery Return Conductor
Each power feeder shall have its own battery return conductor. This design concept shall
also carry through directly to each piece of equipment.
2.2.4 Battery Return Configuration DC-I
Equipment battery return configuration shall be DC-I. Equipment configured with the
battery return and chassis ground bonded together (DC-C) is not preferred. The DC-C
configuration cannot be utilized with dual plant operation.
2.2.5 Diverse Cable Routing
Equipment shall be designed to accept diverse power cable routing with inputs on each
side of the equipment.
2.2.6 List Drain Information
Battery return and current path information must be provided in the supplier's response
documentation to be in compliance with this item. List 1, List 1X, List 2 and List 2X
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drains shall be provided in the ATT-TP-76200 ESP Form documentation.
2.2.7 Drain Definitions
Defined below are the four drain categories used in this document.
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List 1 Drain: This represents the average busy-hour current required at normal
operating voltages at operating conditions as provided by the equipment
manufacturer. List 1 current drains are used to size batteries and rectifiers. The
cumulative List 1 current drain is the current consumed on both the A and B supplies.
List 1X Drain: The current that will flow in one side of a dual powered circuit when the
other supply circuit has failed and the power plant feeding the remaining circuit is at
the normal operating voltage (float voltage).
List 2 Drain: This represents the peak current required to operate equipment at –
42.64Vdc. This value is based on manufacturer-supplied data, and calculated to the
AT&T minimum -42.64Vdc engineering design level and equipment configuration.
List 2X Drain: The current that will flow in one side of a dual powered circuit if the
other supply circuit is failed and the power plant feeding the remaining circuit is at
42.64Vdc, engineering design level, or the total power consumption of the network
equipment in watts divided by 42.64Vdc.
2.3 Power Terminations at the Equipment
This section describes the various acceptable DC / AC power connectors and
connections that are approved for use within AT&T. See Table 2-1 for DC
classification of acceptable power connections based on cable termination.
2.3.1 Rear Power Terminations
It is preferred that power terminations be located on the rear of the panel. All power
connections shall be clearly labeled. DC power terminations shall be fully protected with
a non-metallic, non-flammable cover.
2.3.2 Front Power Terminations
Equipment designed as “front access only” (no rear access allowed) shall have the
power terminations on the front of the equipment. All power leads entering the front or
side shall be protected from accidental bumps, pulls and hits. All power connections
shall be clearly labeled. DC power terminations shall be fully protected with a nonmetallic, non-flammable cover.
2.4 DC Connectors
Only approved connectors (lugs) shall be utilized. Approved lugs are provided
by Burndy, Panduit and T&B as noted in the Minor Materials List (MML).
Connectors used to attach the product to external power cabling shall conform to the
following requirements.
2.4.1 8 AWG and Larger Stranded Power Cable
Power input cable that will accept # 8 AWG or larger connector terminations shall use
dual threaded post (stud) termination able to accept the appropriate two-hole crimp
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connection. The two post termination may be either 1”, 3/4”, 5/8” or 1/2“ on centers.
Refer to Table 2-1 for acceptable connectors.
2.4.2 16 AWG to 10 AWG Stranded Power Cable
For applications where the size of wire supplying or distributing power to/from the
equipment is 16 AW G to 10 AWG stranded power cable, pressure crimped ring type
connectors shall be used on the power cable. Refer to Table 2-1 for acceptable
connectors.
2.4.3 Equipment Surface Terminations
Equipment surface terminations shall accept crimp connections that meet the
following specifications for 16 AWG and larger stranded power cable:
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UL486A Wire Connectors and Soldering Lugs for Use with Copper
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UL467 Grounding and Bonding Equipment Conductors
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UL 486C Splicing Wire Connectors
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SAE-AS25036 (Insulated Copper Ring Crimped Terminal - Dimensions)
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SAE-AS7928 (Copper Ring Crimped Terminal - Specifications)
Equipment submitted for approval should provide a UL listed (power) termination strip
designed and designated as “field wireable” to insure product compliance with the UL
listing of the product. This termination or barrier strip should be able to accommodate
ring lug connectors that comply with the UL, CSA and Mil Spec listings.
2.4.4 18 AWG Power Cable and Smaller
For applications where the size of wire supplying power to the equipment is 18 AWG
power cable or smaller, mechanical connectors may be used. Refer to Table 2-1 for
acceptable connectors.
2.4.5 Connectors and Hardware
Refer to Table 2-1 for acceptable connectors.
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The connectors shall be listed by a Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory for its
intended use.
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The connector shall be tested to assure long-term tightness and reliability. The
following tests are acceptable for this requirement; IEC 60068-2-6, Basic
Environmental Test Procedures, Part 2: Test Fc and Guidance: Vibration
(sinusoidal); EIA Specifications 364-27B (Mechanical Shock Test Procedure for
Electrical Connectors), 364-28D (Vibration Test Procedure for Electrical Connectors
and Sockets), Telcordia GR-63-CORE and Telcordia GR-1089- CORE. Other
vibration test procedures demonstrating long-term reliability will be considered for
evaluation.
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The product supplier shall provide documentation of routine maintenance (if any)
associated with the supplied connector.
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Wago type pressure spring connectors, connectors that crush the wire with a
screw and snap-on type power connections are not approved for use and will be
denied compliance.
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Connecting hardware (bolts, nuts and washers) shall be Durium or silicon-bronze
per ASTM B99. The Ny-Loc type nuts are not approved for use and will result in
non-compliance.
22 AWG – 18 AW G
16 AWG – 10 AW G
8 AWG – 1AWG
1/0-4/0
250MCM –750MCM
Table 2 – 1
Acceptable termination
Mechanical; American
Standard UNC threads
(Class 2 fit)
One or Two-hole crimp
connection. American
Standard UNC threads
(Class 2 fit)
Two-hole crimp
connection. American
Standard UNC threads
(Class 2 fit)
Associated Listings
Listed by NRTL, IEC
60068-2-6, EIA SPEC
364-27B, 364-28D
UL467, UL486A,
UL486C, SAE-AS25036,
SAE-AS7928
UL467, UL486A,
UL486C, SAE-AS25036,
SAE-AS7928
A “YES” for 2.4.5 indicates compliance to Table 2-1 and non-approved connectors
are not being utilized.
2.5 AC Connectors
AC power connectors shall be of a type to provide locking. This locking mechanism shall
prevent the connection from being accidently dislodged. A n acceptable locking method
is a locking guard that mounts to the chassis to prevent accidental dislodging.
A “YES” for 2.5 indicates compliance to this section.
2.6 DC Equipment Power Protection
2.6.1 Circuit Breakers / No Power Protection
If the shelf / system being evaluated does not utilize power protection, an approved
bay/rack/cabinet mounted fuse panel (SPDU) shall be required. The panel shall utilize
an approved Telecom or Telpower fuse type as listed on the AT&T DC Power Minor
Material List.
The use of circuit breakers or non-field replaceable fuses for shelf / system power
protection is considered Non-Standard. Circuit breakers are considered an “on – off”
switch for the equipment and requires fused circuit protection at the bay/rack/cabinet
level. Equipment utilizing fuse protection that is not “field replaceable” will require a
bay/rack/cabinet mounted fuse panel.
If circuit breakers are used, only thermal magnetic and magnetic type DC circuit
breakers are acceptable. Circuit breakers should adhere to all applicable UL and ANSI
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standards. DC Circuit breakers that are labeled 100% are full load rated and may be
sized at the same capacity as the List 2X drain.
A “YES” for 2.6.1 indicates the equipment is utilizing circuit breakers or has
no power protection or has fuses which are not “field replaceable” and
requires a bay/rack/cabinet mounted fuse panel.
AT&T approved fused Power Distribution Units (PDU) shall be used to provide power to
transport and data equipment. Power is distributed to the equipment from Battery
Distribution Fuse Bays (BDFB) or an arrangement utilizing a Secondary Power
Distribution Unit (SPDU). The SPDU is smaller than a BDFB in physical size and
capacity.
PDUs that are independent of the network element but, included as part of the total
package must meet the requirements listed in this section, must be approved for use,
and should be identified by an associated AT&T OIN (Product ID) number.
2.6.2 Fuses
Fuses are the preferred method of power protection. The equipment fuse shall be
replaceable by the maintenance technician on site. If the shelf / system is protected by
approved fuses rated at 120 amps or less, a bay mounted fuse panel is not required.
A “YES” for 2.6.2 confirms that the equipment is protected by fuses rated at 120
amps or less and are replaceable by the maintenance technician on site.
2.6.3 Approved Fuse Types
All fuses provided on the equipment and approved PDUs shall be equipped with at
least one of these forms of overprotection devices, (1) GMT Fuses, (2) Telpower®
Fuses, (3) Telecom TLS Fuses. The size of the DC requirement will serve as the
primary qualifier. Only approved fuse types shall be utilized. The approved fuse types
are GMT, TPA, TPN, TPS and TLS.
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GMT Fuses – Generally sized to accommodate 0.18 – 20 amp requirements. List 2X
demand should not exceed 80% rated fuse size.
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Telpower® Fuses – as listed above - Exclusively produced by Cooper-Bussmann,
these fuses are available in sizes from 3 amps to 600 amps, packaged in Blue to
signify DC only. All Telpower® fuses should be sized at 125% of List 2X load (List
2X load not greater than 80% of their fuse faceplate rating).
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Telecom TLS Series Power Fuses – Exclusively manufactured by Littelfuse shall be
used in the 3-125A sizes with the Canadian Shunt TFD101-011-01 fuse
disconnect/fuse holder. Littelfuse TLS fuses should be sized at 125% of List 2X load
(List 2X load not greater than 80% of their fuse faceplate rating).
A “YES” for 2.6.3 confirms that the equipment is protected by an approved fuse
type rated at 120 amps or less.
2.6.4 All fuses and circuit breakers shall meet Quality Level III as defined by
Telcordia SR-332.
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2.7 Filtered Battery
All equipment requiring “Filtered Battery” shall provide the filtering within the equipment.
(Filtered DC power PDUs are not provided by AT&T to remove excessive levels of
transient noise generated within the equipment).
2.8 Special PDU
Even though not recommended as a choice by AT&T, some equipment designed by
various manufacturers require specific PDUs that are considered part of the system or
equipment being evaluated which may include unique characteristics needed to serve
their specific network device. These “special PDUs” must meet all the same design
criteria identified in this document as well as the ATT-TP-76200 publication. If
accepted, this “special PDU” would be listed as part of the equipment approval, purely
as an integral part of the package and its approval is exclusive to the associated
equipment. Furthermore, this “special PDU” should be reviewed by the Common
Systems Technical Staff to insure its integrity.
2.9 Integrated Power Distribution
Integrated Power Distribution is defined as power distribution that is integrated within the
framework of the network element (e.g., #5 ESS PDF frame). Generally speaking,
equipment requiring more than 200 amps of DC power needs this type of power
distribution. The equipment is commonly found in large multiple interrelated-bays.
These type devices are considered equipment specific and should meet the requirements
as listed in Section 1 of this document as well as the ATT-TP-76200 publication.
Additionally, AT&T requires the use of fuses in lieu of breakers in these applications.
2.10 Visual Power Alarms and Status Indicator
The equipment shall provide visual power alarm and status indications by indicator devices
mounted directly on the equipment and preferably at the top of the equipment bay. The
equipment shall also be capable of transmitting alarm signals to an office alarm circuit and
to sending circuits for remote surveillance using dry loop relay contacts or other means.
Power alarm and status reporting information must be provided in the supplier's response
documentation to be in compliance with this item.
If an alarm indicator pilot fuse is present in the power circuit, it should operate when the
power fuse fails.
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3 Synchronization/Timing Standards
This section addresses the synchronization reference input of the device or system under
consideration, if applicable. Synchronization interfaces are not covered in the GR’s
associated with NEBS. The purpose of this review is for interconnection only.
Network elements that were traditionally part of the outside plant and cellular base station
environments are now coming under the ATT-TP-76450 interconnection review process. In
addition, network elements for AT&T Project VIP and User Defined Network Cloud are now
being submitted for interconnect review. It is understood that most of these network elements
are not designed to traditional wireline CO synchronization interface standards. It is very
helpful if the respondent submits a copy of the equipment supplier’s documentation for any
timing and synchronization requirements of the device under consideration. In addition,
respondents are encouraged to contact the AT&T Common Systems synchronization SME to
discuss the requirements and context of this section.
Hector Garcia
Email: hg1692@att.com
Telephone: (626) 449-8888
The AT&T Common Systems synchronization SME acknowledges the variability and
complexity of timing solutions that can be present with much of the equipment now being
introduced into the network. Many new systems are based upon router and switch technology
rather than traditional TDM and SONET technology. In addition, there is variability in the
timing requirements based upon the actual deployment mode. It is difficult to capture all the
possible variables in a checklist or questionnaire type document. The AT&T Common
Systems synchronization SME welcomes suggestions for improvements to the contents of
section 3.
The purpose of this section is to determine if the device under consideration (DUC) requires
an external frequency timing reference sourced from a Building Integrated Timing Supply
system (office ‘clock’). Other possible timing sources include a network element specific
dedicated Global Positioning System (GPS) timing solution, and Time of Day (ToD) or phase
reference from Precision Time Protocol (PTP) or Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers.
3.1 Standards Compliant External Frequency Timing Requirements
Devices that support synchronous interfaces require some sort of precision frequency
timing reference for interoperability with other transport and switching interfaces. For
devices located in a Central Office (CO) or a Mobile Telephone Switching Office (MTSO),
the standard method for supplying precision frequency timing references is via
connections to the Building Integrated Timing Supply system (BITS), which is an
ensemble of a Primary Reference Source (PRS) or PRS traceable timing source, and a
Timing Signal Generator. The BITS system is sometimes referred to as the ‘BITS clock’,
or simply as the ‘clock’.
Exceptions to BITS timing may occur if the DUC will be deployed in a manner that does
not require external frequency timing from the BITS system. As an example, an Ethernet
switch or a router may be deployed in one application that requires only Ethernet
interfaces, and an external frequency timing source is not required. The same basic
platform may also be deployed in other applications where synchronous interfaces such
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as DS1 or SONET are required, and external frequency timing is needed for synchronous
interoperability with other elements in the network. Other exceptions may occur if the
deployment proposes use of loop timing or line timing in lieu of BITS timing. The
respondent may need to confer with the AT&T product deployment team to address the
actual deployment proposed and the impact to DUC timing.
AT&T standards for external frequency timing signal formats are DS1 1.544 mb/sec
(D4/SF preferred, or ESF), and Composite Clock (64/8 kb/sec). See GR-1244-CORE and
GR-499-CORE for detailed explanation of these signal formats. Other formats such as E1
and 2048 analog may be supported in specific applications such as MTSO RAN or transoceanic cable heads.
3.2 Non-Standard Synchronization Requirements
Some DUCs deployed in cellular base station applications, and some DUCs used for
Radio Node Controller applications use DUC specific timing sources to supply precision
frequency references, Time of Day references, and in some cases a geo-location
reference. These timing sources are not compliant to North American standards for a PRS
or TSG, and the interfaces typically are not compatible with connection to a BITS system.
In some cases, a DUC specific GPS antenna and receiver system are required to support
the DUC operation.
3.3 IEEE-1588v2 Precision Time Protocol
Some DUCs deployed in the Outside Plant remote terminal access environment, and
some DUCs deployed in cellular base station applications may use IEEE-1588v2
Precision Time Protocol (PTP) as a timing solution for sync over Ethernet. Next
Generation TSGs are now available that can deliver PTP from Grand Master server
modules housed in a TSG shelf in a CO or MTSO.
3.4 Network Time Protocol
Network Time Protocol (NTP) has been in use for many years as a means to set time-ofday clocks in network equipment, computers, routers, etc. More recently, NTP has been
used to deliver a frequency reference to U-verse set top boxes and some wireless base
stations. Next Generation TSGs are now available that can deliver NTP from Stratum 1
server modules housed in a TSG shelf in a CO or MTSO. In some cases, these servers
may be used to deliver NTP to a DUC.
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4 Alarms
4.1
Remote (Telemetry) Alarms
All power and environmental related equipment (Network Elements – NE) deployed in an
AT&T Transport or Equipment Location (TEL Site) or Non-TEL Site location must be
capable of remote /telemetry surveillance for failed and threshold activities.
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Remote/telemetry surveillance - Involves providing Alarm, Status and Control
(AS&C) capabilities for network equipment to a remotely located surveillance
center. Remote surveillance interfaces are well-defined and supported in all AT&T
regions.
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For possible remote/telemetry protocol types see table 4.1 below.
4.2 Local Alarms
4.2.1 Power Devices
Local alarms are required for all Power devices. At a minimum, Power devices
should provide Major and Minor alarms, intended for either audible and/or visual
usage.
4.2.2 Environmental Alarm Sensors
Local alarms are required for Environmental alarm sensors. Each sensor would produce
a single alarm or threshold crossing intended for either audible and/or visual usage.
4.2.3 Other Network Elements
Beyond the requirements listed in sections 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 above, NEs are not required
to provide local alarms. A power alarm or environmental sensor that is unique to a given
NE is not required for local alarming. Local alarm indicators are not required beyond
those located on the face of the device. Customer Premises locations are exempt from
local and telemetry alarm requirements.
Local surveillance involves the annunciation of equipment alarms via audible and/or
visual alarm indications within the network equipment space.
4.3 Separation of Local Alarms
For NEs required to provide local alarms, those local alarms are required to be
provided by separate outputs from the remote alarms.
Footnote: The term "Network Element" is used within this document to refer to any and all
equipment other than switching equipment deployed in an AT&T TEL Site or remote
location. This would include, but is not limited to transport, conditioning, power and testing
equipment as well as environmental and building operations sensors.
4.4 Audible Alarm Cut-off (ACO)
This section only applies in those cases where local alarms are required.
4.4.1 For those NEs requiring local alarms, a local control button shall be provided for
local office audible alarm cut-off (ACO) and shall be labeled “ACO”.
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4.4.2 If provided, the ACO function shall simultaneously silence all active office audible
alarm indications.
4.4.3 If provided, the ACO function shall not inhibit office visual alarms, or subsequent
audible indications due to additional failures.
4.4.4 If all previous alarms have been ACO’ed, and a new alarm becomes active, then the
ACO condition shall be cleared and the highest severity audible alarm contact shall
be activated.
4.4.5 An LED shall be associated with the ACO button to indicate the current status of the
ACO. If active office audible alarm indications are cut-off due to execution of the
ACO, the ACO LED shall be lit indicating that the alarm condition exists and that all
active alarms of the system have been ACO’ed. The ACO LED stays extinguished if
there are no active alarms when the ACO is executed. The ACO LED is extinguished
when all active alarms clear, or when a new alarm is activated in the system, thus
clearing the ACO condition. The color of the LED is most commonly amber but other
colors are acceptable.
4.4.6 As an optional feature, equipment may provide capabilities to remotely activate the
ACO function.
4.5 Telemetry Alarm Protocols
4.5.1 Section 4.5 is included for reference only. Table 4.1 lists some of the possible
protocols and their preferences.
Table 4-1
TL1 and/or SNMP using TCP-IP,
Most Preferred
X.25 or Async Transport
Second Most Preferred: See 4.5.1 &
Serial – TBOS, TABS, BACnet,
4.5.2 below
Modbus, LonTalk, etc.,
Discrete
Least Preferred
4.5.2 BACNet, Modbus & Lon Talk protocols are only used in special applications where
local alarm collection products and element management systems are in place for
their use. Manufacturers should verify the applicability of using these protocols in
advance.
Footnote: A discrete telemetry interface may be provided, on an optional basis, in
addition to higher level interfaces, to provide a summary of alarm and status
information for remote surveillance.
4.6 Alarm Interconnection
4.6.1 Each NE in a bay shall produce its own unique set of alarm outputs. Predesigned “busing”, “multiples”, or “combining” of alarms or alarm leads within a
bay is at the discretion of AT&T and shall not be mandated by the equipment
design.
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4.6.2 The interface for TL1/SNMP interconnection may be Ethernet RJ45, DB25
or RS422/449 (37 Pin).
4.6.3 The interface for E2A Serial or Discrete interconnections may be wire-wrap pins or
other non-proprietary connector.
4.7 Discrete Alarm Conditions and Rating
4.7.1 Minimum current carrying capacity - steady state: 0.9 amps at 60 volts for -48
volt applications.
4.7.2 Minimum current (20 msec. duration) during initial contact closure: 0.9 amps at 60
volts for -48 volt applications.
4.8 Discrete alarm outputs
All discrete alarm outputs shall be designed to provide normally open and normally
closed alarm outputs. The use of Form-C relays may be used to provide the normally
closed alarm outputs.
4.9 Discrete alarm paired leads
All discrete alarm outputs shall be paired leads (tip and ring) with no common or
shared return leads.
4.10 Discrete alarm dry contacts
All discrete alarm outputs shall be electro-mechanical (non-solid state) dry relay contacts
without any type of constant voltage source or current flow present in a normal or failed
state.
4.11 Housekeeping/Overhead Alarm Inputs
All network elements that will be deployed in a Non-TEL Site environment, such as RT,
CEV, Cabinet, etc., that are intended to carry local power and environmental alarms to a
surveillance center must have at minimum sixteen (16) housekeeping/overhead user
definable discrete alarm inputs. Although not required, an Ethernet/DCC access
connection to the overhead for this purpose is strongly desired.
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5 Fiber
All Fiber Optic Standards contained herein are applicable to any manufacturer’s product that
can be administered or managed by AT&T personnel. All references to SingleMode fiber
shall be considered Bend Insensitive Fiber (BIF). All references to MultiMode fiber shall be
considered Laser Optimized OM4.
5.1
Fiber Optic Cable
Equipment shall be designed such that all fiber optic cables/jumpers/patch cords
utilized shall adhere to Telcordia Standards as defined in GR-409, Generic
Requirements for Premises Fiber Optic Cable and GR-326, Generic Requirements for
Singlemode Optical Connectors and Jumper assemblies or equivalent TIA or ITU
standards.
5.2 Fiber Connector Boots
Equipment shall be designed to operate with fiber connector boots that are straight and
NOT angled. See Figures 5-1 & 5-2.
5.3 Overall Fiber Connector and Boot Length
Equipment utilizing SC or LC fiber connectors shall be designed to operate with
connector/boot assemblies that have a maximum overall dimension not exceeding
42mm (1.65 Inches) from tip of ferrule to rear of flexible boot. See Figures 5-1 & 5-2.
Figure 5-1: SC Connector Boot Assembly
42mm
Figure 5-2: LC Connector Boot Assembly
42mm
5.4 Fiber Bend Radius
Equipment shall provide fiber management facilities that maintain a minimum fiber
bend radius of 1inch. See Figure 5-3
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Figure 5-3: Bend Radius
5.5 Minimum Distance Between Connector Housing and 90 Degree Bend
Equipment shall be designed such that it allows a minimum distance between
connector housing and 90 degree fiber bend of 2.65 inches while maintaining a
minimum fiber bend radius of 1inch. See Figure 5-3.
5.6 Space Between Door/Panel and Fiber Connector
To avoid pinching or reduction of minimum fiber bend radius, equipment shall be
designed to accommodate a minimum distance between the fiber connector end face
and any door/panel cover of 2.65 inches. See Figure 5-3.
5.7 Standard Fiber Connector
Equipment shall be designed operate with industry standard Singlemode or Multimode,
SC-UPC, LC-UPC or MPO connectors. Application of connector type shall be
determined by equip design or manufacturer.
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6 Copper
6.1 DS3/STS-1 Connector & Cabling BNC Connector
DS3/STS-1 connector standard and cabling BNC connector shall be standard DS3/STS-1
BNC (180, 90 or 45 degree) electrical coaxial connector (except Posilock 180, 90 & 45
degree) Note: Use Trompeter Electronics BNC for Midwest, ADC Telecommunications
BNC for Southeast and Kings Electronics BNC for West, Southwest and East. For Legacy
AT&T, use Trompeter Electronics BNC, ADC Telecommunications BNC and Kings
Electronics BNC within the same regions previously cited, and use the existing BNC of
choice in all other areas.
6.2 Alternative DSC/STS-1 Connector
For Network Elements that require a unique connector DS3/STS-1 SMZ Electrical Coaxial
Connector shall be used on the Network Element only.
6.3 Coaxial Stripping Tools and Coaxial Crimping Tools
Coaxial Cable Stripping Tools and Coaxial Connector Crimping Tools shall be
734C/735C and shall be limited to those specific tools that each connector
manufacturer approves for stripping and crimping.
6.4 DS1 Cross-Connect Wire
DS1 Cross-Connect Wire (Violet/Red) shall be special high twist Wire to mitigate spectrum
interference with DSL Wire (Violet/Blue).
6.5 DSL Cross-Connect Wire
DSL Cross-Connect Wire (Violet/Blue) with Different turns than DS1 (Violet/Red), used
to mitigate spectrum interference.
6.6 Electrical Ethernet Cabling Standards
Electrical Ethernet cabling shall be a minimum Category 5E using either RJ21X connectors
or RJ45 connectors.
6.7 Electrical Jumper (Cross-Connect) Standards
Jumpers for Electrical Ethernet cross-connects shall be a minimum Category 5E using RJ
45 connectors.
6.8 Data Patch Panels
Data patch panels shall be Electrical (10Base T, 100Base T, 1000Base T) Ethernet
Patch Panels and Skeleton Bays for both Network Element and Ethernet Distributing
Frame (EDF) bays. These patch panels shall have a minimum Category 5E rating.
6.9 Media Converter
Media converters shall be optical range extenders for the limited Electrical Ethernet
signal.
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6.10 Central Office Copper Wire and Cable Flammability Ratings
Wire and Cable with UL Flammability Ratings of CMX and CMU must not be used within
AT&T central offices as UL Flammability Ratings must be MP/CM (same floor),
MPR/CMR (Riser- Between Floor) or MPP/CMP (Plenum Condition).
6.11 Central Office Copper Wire and Cable
Frame Wire, DS1 Cross-Connect Wire, Switchboard Cable, Tie Cables and T1 Cable
6.12 Central Office Copper Coaxial Cable
734C/1734C, 735C/1735C Single Conductor and Multiple Conductor Coaxial Cables
6.13 Central Office Copper "Bits" Synchronous Timing Cables
1175A Red Jacketed Bits Timing Cable for all regions except Legacy AT&T, which will
use gray jacketed 1175A.
6.14 Central Office Copper Wire and Cable Minimum Inside Bend Radius
For Switchboard, Shielded and Twin Conductor Cable, 5X the Cable Diameter
6.15 Central Office Copper Coaxial Cable Minimum Inside Bend Radius
For Non-Bundled 734 or 735 Type Coaxial Cable and for Bundled 734 Type Coaxial
Cable, 7X the Cable/Bundle Diameter.
For Bundled 735 Type Coaxial Cable, 10X the Bundle Diameter.
6.16 Copper Cable Terminations
Copper Cable Terminations must have both toe and heel screw terminations for
permanent lockdown. If a 90 degree connector is used and blocks the screw, use a
clamp to permanently terminate the connector.
6.17 Cable Trays
Panels that use twisted pair jumper/cables less than 25 pair groups will be required to
have a cable tray or rings. Do not place jumpers without a protection tray.
6.18 Tie Bar
Panels that use cables of 25 pair and above shall have a tie bar affixed for tie wrapping.
Do not place cables without a tie bar on panel backplanes.
6.19 Use of "Y" Cable
If a "Y" cable is used, the junction must only fit in the vertical troughs, not Network
Elements or horizontal troughs, except switch cutover work.
6.20 Unusual Cable Types
Unusual wiring patterns, connectors and cable types need to be mitigated.
6.21 Protection of Cable and Jumpers
Network Equipment interconnection cabling/jumpers shall be provisioned with protection.
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7 Vendor Documentation
The term “documentation” as used in this section refers to vendor documentation as defined in
GR-2914-CORE and GR-454-CORE.
Vendor documentation is an integral part of the network equipment and shall be
validated/tested by the vendor before delivery to AT&T to insure its accuracy,
comprehensibility, comprehensiveness and completeness as defined and measured by the
following documents and guidelines. Critical or Major Documentation deficiencies
(determined by AT&T) can delay equipment deployment until corrected by the vendor and
approved by AT&T. The requirements contained in this section are supplemental to other
documents that govern vendor documentation such as GR-454-CORE and GR-2914CORE.
7.1 Softcopy Documentation
Documentation must be provided in both PDF and HTML format that is fully indexed and
fully searchable. Documents should be available on either web-site or CD. (use Check-list
to confirm source)
7.2 Craft Interface Instructions
Documents must provide step by step instructions for each procedure using Craft GUI,
EMS GUI, and TL1 (preferred) or equivalent commands.
Note: Items 7.4 and 7.5 extend the testing procedure in GR-2914-CORE 20.8 Test Method
for Documentation Comprehension to include the complete “Installation Guide
7.3 Installation Guide: installation, provisioning, and testing of the network element
Vendor must test and validate that a new user can successfully install, provision, and test
the network element by following the “Installation Guide”.
7.4 Installation Guide: Creation, provisioning, and testing of a multi-node ring or
system
Vendor must test and validate that a new user can successfully create, provision, and test a
multi-node ring or system by following the “Installation Guide”.
7.5 Alarm/Trouble Shooting Guide
Vendor must test and validate that a new user can use the Alarm or Trouble Shooting
guide to successfully identify and clear alarms
7.6 Personnel Injury and Equipment Damage Warnings
Documentation must keep the user aware of personnel injury and equipment damage by
using the appropriate warnings, dangers, or cautions preceding procedures and
incorporating the appropriate steps within the procedures.
7.7 Reference Guide
Documentation must include a “Reference” guide that describes each component of the
NE in detail.
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Example: Photographs or detailed drawings of the faceplates of each plug-in with a
description of the LEDs in a normal state and in an alarm or other informational state,
optical connection type, if applicable, power requirements , etc
7.8 Consistent Terminology throughout Documentation
Per GR-454-CORE, Section 2.4, terminology must remain consistent throughout all
documentation for a platform.
Example: Maintenance Mode must remain Maintenance Mode and not vary to
Maintenance Condition or Maintenance State
7.9 Consistent Terminology between Documentation and Platform.
Per GR-454-CORE, Section 2.4, terminology must be consistent between the
documentation and the platform.
Example: If it is referred to as Maintenance Mode in the documentation it must be
Maintenance Mode in the Craft and EMS GUIs.
7.10 Revision Numbering
Documentation shall be clearly marked on each page with Revision numbers to indicate
when changes are made within the document.
7.11 Revision History
A revision history section shall be included to clearly indicate what and where changes
are made within the document.
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Other interconnection requirements
8.1 Equipment lighting
If NE includes integrated lighting system, the system shall meet the lighting and
illumination requirements in ATT-TP-76400.
8.2 Test (Streaker) Cards
Network Transport Elements shall have test cards (e.g., streaker) to enable verification
of the network element hardware and the continuity of cabling, through the backplane,
to the point of termination such as DSX panels or frames.
The test card or cards shall not:
•
•
require the shelf to be powered for such testing.
interrupt existing service on any other slot.
The test card or cards shall:
•
Provide metallic access to each backplane terminating conductor via an appropriate
connector Bantam for DS1, including timing inputs, 440 for DS-3, STS-1 and E-3
Facilitate electrical signal insertion and transmission toward the drop; especially for
DS1 or DS3 signals.
•
Facilitate optical signal insertion and transmission for continuity checking of optical
jumpers that would, when such active Plug-In were installed, interconnect rear
terminated Plug- Ins utilizing shelf backplane(s) optical connectors/barrels using SC
or LC connectors.
Note: Test Set connections on face of Plug-In shall conform to AT&T standard
connectors.
8.3 Mobility Bar Code Label Standards
Applying bar codes, as simple of a task as it may seem on the surface, can actually be
somewhat complex due to variations in equipment. These differences prevent a strict
set of rules from being applied across the board.
Below is a base set of ‘common sense’ guidelines to be followed by personnel
responsible for applying bar codes on mobility core equipment. Adhering to these
guidelines improves the consistency of where bar codes are applied and assists
personnel performing the inventory scan of the installed equipment.
8.3.1 Determining Bar Code Requirement
There are a few methods of determining that the unit requires a tag, meaning the
equipment is serialized (bar coded and tracked).
1 . The PO in CATS indicates which items are serialized and which items are not.
2. A parts query in CATS will give you serial tracking information.
3. A query via Network Item Master (NWIM) or the SCM websites provides serial
tracking details.
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a. NWIM can be obtained from:
http://mobilitynwscm.web.att.com/itemmaster/itemmaster_download.aspx
i. NWIM is updated daily.
ii. Warning: This is a large file.
b. SCM item query page can be found at:
http://mobilitynwscm.web.att.com/itemmaster/itemmastersearch.aspx
i. SCM item query is ‘live’.
ii. SCM lists only items matching your search criteria, a more cumbersome
search.
4. BOMs (kit of parts) are all listed as serial tracked, but BOMs are in fact not serial
tracked.
a. The children (components) may be, and often are, serial tracked though.
8.3.2 Applying Bar Codes to Plug-In Units and Shelves
Determine where to apply the tag.
Always place the tag on the ‘faceplate’ if space is available.
• A faceplate is the obvious candidate, but not all material has a ‘faceplate’.
• If no faceplate, use common sense and ensure below rules apply.
Make sure tag is applied to a smooth surface, not a textured surface.
Make sure the tag does not cover any port/opening.
• Ports are needed during operation.
Make sure the tag does not cover the serial number.
• S/N is sometimes used for asset identification in addition to the
tag.
Make sure the tag does not cover the Manufacture P/N.
• This information is sometimes needed for part identification.
Make sure the tag does not cover any indicator lights.
• These are used during operation and should remain visible.
Make sure the tag is viewable from the front of equipment.
Make sure the tag is not placed in an area which cannot be viewed and scanned once
equipment is installed, including:
• ‘top’ of unit where the tag is not readily visible to anyone attempting to scan it,
• ‘bottom’ of unit where the tag is not readily visible to anyone attempting to scan it,
• ‘side’’ of unit where the tag is not readily visible to anyone attempting to scan it,
• any place where cables/wires/other obstructions will prevent scanning once
installed, and
• any place where adjacent unit obstructs and prevents scanning once
installed.
Make sure the tag is not on any handle.
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Handles can sometimes break, thus losing the tag.
Make sure the tag is not on any detachable portion.
• Some material has detachable components, such as doors, covers, or plates
8.3.3 Applying Bar Codes to Cabinets
Avoid placing tag on doors of cabinets if it can be avoided.
• Doors sometimes get replaced, thus losing the tag.
• In the case of cabinets often the tag goes just inside the door on the actual
frame.
Place tag on frame surface facing front aisle.
Avoid placing tags on any vendor labeling.
• A prime example of this is when vendors place various labels just inside a
cabinet.
In the case of cabinets/enclosures avoid putting the tag on the outside of the unit.
• In the case of indoor units these tags often get missed, especially when the
cabinet is open.
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APPENDIX A – ATT-TP-76450 Checklist Instructions and Process
9.1 Purpose
The purpose of this appendix is to assist product suppliers with preparing and furnishing
equipment documentation to the company representative for product evaluation purposes.
9.2 Scope
An evaluation reviews a product against all applicable requirements based on the
equipment and its intended use in the network. Unless otherwise stated, all requirements
apply to equipment systems and equipment units that will be installed in network
equipment buildings and equipment areas within buildings, electronic equipment
enclosures such as controlled environment vaults, outside mounted electronic
equipment cabinets, and at customer locations.
9.3 Instructions
Manufacturer is to complete the ATT-TP-76450 Checklist in Appendix B. Mark
the appropriate column in the checklist as follows:
•
•
•
•
•
“Yes” indicates that the equipment listed is compliant to the requirement.
“No” indicates that the equipment listed is not compliant to the requirement. Each
requirements checked “No” must include an explanatory footnote.
“N/A” indicates that the requirement is not applicable to the equipment listed. Each
requirements checked “N/A” must include an explanatory footnote.
If product is ATT-TP-76200 Level 3 or unknown respond to each requirement in the
checklist.
If product is ATT-TP-76200 Level 1 or OSP respond only if applicable column is
marked “yes”.
*If equipment is evaluated by manufacturer as compliant, but deviates in some way
from the stated requirement, mark “Part” (partial) in the “No” column and include an
explanatory footnote.
Explanatory footnotes should be placed in the matrix following the checklist and
reference specific requirement numbers for each comment.
Forward supporting documentation as required in Section 7.3.
Note: Any No or N/A responses require written detailed in comments and
supporting documentation.
9.4
Process
Requirements marked “Yes” for compliance will require no further action.
Requirements marked “No” for non-compliance will trigger the AT&T SME for the
requirement to contact the manufacturer in an effort to resolve the non-compliance. All
issues must be resolved before the equipment is approved for use in AT&T.
Footnote references for requirements marked “N/A” for not applicable or “Part” for
partially compliant will be reviewed by the AT&T SME for that requirement. The SME
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may initiate contact with the vendor for further clarification and/or resolution.
When compliance/resolution to all requirements is met, the ATT-TP-76450 SPOC will
notify the AT&T Product Manager for the equipment that it is compliant.
The completed checklist and supporting documentation as required in Section 7.3 shall be
uploaded to the AT&T ATT-TP-76200 ATT-TP-76450 Documentation Upload DropBox.
DropBox Upload link: https://ebiznet.sbc.com/sbcnebs/otv/uploaddoc.cfm
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Appendix B
ATT-TP 76450 Checklist
(NOTE: No or N/A responses below require written detailed in comments)
Manufacturer:
Date:
Equipment Name/Model Number, etc.:
Contact Name:
Phone Number:
Product Description (check all that apply):
Frame or Cabinet
Multi-Frame or Cabinet
Single Shelf
Multi-Shelf
Transport Product
Switching Product
Customer Premises Application
Non-network Product
ATT-TP-76200 Evaluation Type:
Level 1
Level 3
OSP
Note: If product is Level 3 or unknown respond to each requirement number below. If product
is only Level 1 or OSP only respond if applicable column below is marked “yes”.
2 DC POWER INTERCONNECTION STANDARDS
Rqmt* Description
2.1.1
Nominal -48V DC Power
2.1.2
AC Powered Equipment
2.2.1
Redundant Power Feeds
2.2.2.
Power Feeder Information
2.2.3
Battery Return Conductor
2.2.4
Battery Return Configuration DC-I
2.2.5
Diverse Cable Routing
2.3.1.
Rear Power Terminations
2.3.2
Front Power Terminations.
2.4.1
8 AWG and Larger Stranded Power Cable
2.4.2
16 AWG to 10 AW G Stranded Power Cable
2.4.3
Equipment surface terminations
2.4.4
18 AW G Power Cable and Smaller
2.4.5
Compliance to Table 2-1
2.5
AC Connectors
2.6.1
Circuit Breakers / No Power Protection – Requires bay
mounted fuse panel
2.6.2
Fuses
2.6.3
Approved Fuse Types
2.6.4
Power Protection Quality
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yes
yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
yes
yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
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2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
Filtered Battery
Special PDU
Integrated Power Distribution
Visual Alarms and Status Indicator
n/a
n/a
n/a
yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
yes
3 SYNCHRONIZATION/EXTERNAL TIMING INTERFACE STANDARDS
Please read the text of section 3 completely before proceeding with this section of the
questionnaire. If you have any questions about the requirements of this section and its
applicability to your DUC, or have suggestions for improving the format of this section, please
contact the AT&T Common Systems synchronization SME. Text of explanations to questions
posed in the questionnaire should be posted in the Notes section.
Rqmt* Description
L1 OSP Yes No N/A
3.1.1
yes n/a
Will the DUC, as it will be deployed in the AT&T
network, require an external frequency timing reference
sourced from the site BITS systems? Enter Yes or No.
If response is No, explain why the DUC does not require
an external frequency timing reference sourced from the
site BITS systems (e.g.: asynchronous only applications
such as metro Ethernet, asynchronous IP transport,
DUC will be line or loop timed, etc.) If yes, proceed to
3.1.2. If no, skip to 3.2.1.
3.1.2
3.1.3
3.2.1
3.3.1
Describe the external timing signal format(s) supported
(e.g.: DS1, CC, E1, 2048 kHz) in the notes.
Describe the external timing input interface in the notes.
Include a description of the type of connections (e.g.: wire
wrap pins, RJ45), the location of the connections, and the
termination impedances supported for each signal format.
Will the DUC, as deployed in AT&T, require a separate
dedicated GPS antenna and receiver system to supply
precision frequency, time, phase, or location
synchronization? Enter Yes or No. If the response is Yes,
please explain the synchronization requirements or direct
the AT&T Common Systems sync SME to supplier
documentation submitted in support of this review.
Questions 3.3.1 through 3.3.4 apply to a DUC that utilizes
a PTP client for the timing solution. Note that the use of
PTP may vary depending on the location of the DUC in a
CO, MTSO, vs. a remote terminal or base station. Does
the DUC, as deployed in AT&T, require PTP for a timing
solution? Respond Yes or No. If response is yes, please
proceed to 3.3.2. If response is NO, please skip to section
3.4.
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Is the PTP client in the DUC compliant to the current
version of the ITU-T PTP Telecom Profile? Respond Yes
or No.
yes
n/a
3.3.3
Please describe in the notes the level of precision
required at the PTP timed DUC in parts per million for
frequency, and/or time/phase accuracy for time of day or
phase requirements.
Is the PTP client in the DUC compatible with IPv6?
yes
n/a
yes
n/a
Questions 3.4.1 through 3.4.3 apply to a DUC that utilizes yes
a NTP client for the timing solution. Does the DUC require
NTP to deliver a frequency, time, and/or phase reference
to the DUC or downstream connected network elements?
Respond Yes or No.
yes
What is the frequency, time, and/or phase accuracy
required? Please respond in the notes.
yes
Is the NTP source for this DUC and associated platform
specific to the platform, meaning a dedicated GPS
antenna and receiver are required as the NTP source?
Respond Yes or No. If the response is Yes, please
explain the NTP source requirements or direct the AT&T
Common Systems sync SME to supplier documentation
submitted in support of this review.
n/a
3.3.4
3.4.1
3.4.2
3.4.3
4 ALARMS
Rqmt* Description
4.1
Equipment surveillance is performed at two levels,
remote surveillance and local surveillance
4.2
Local and Telemetry Alarms
4.3
Separation of Local Alarms
4.4
Audible Alarm Cut-off (ACO)
4.5
Telemetry Alarm Protocols (Meets one of the listed protocols)
4.6
Alarm Interconnection
4.7
Discrete Alarm Rating
4.8
Normally open and normally closed alarm outputs (Form
“C” alarm relays are preferred)
4.9
Discrete Alarm Paired Leads
4.10
Discrete Alarm Dry Contacts
4.11
Housekeeping/Overhead Alarm Inputs
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n/a
n/a
OSP Yes
n/a
yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
yes
yes
yes
yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
yes
yes
yes
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Rqmt* Description
5.1
Fiber Optic Cable
5.2
Fiber Connector Boots
5.3
Overall Fiber Connector and Boot Length
5.4
Fiber Bend Radius
5.5
Minimum Distance Between Connector Housing and 90
Degree Bend
5.6
Space Between Door/Panel and Fiber Connector
5.7
Standard Fiber Connector
6 COPPER CABLE
Rqmt* Description
DS3/STS-1 Connector & Cabling BNC Connector
6.1
Alternative DSC/STS-1 Connector
6.2
6.3
Coaxial Stripping Tools and Crimping Tools
6.4
DS1 Cross-Connect Wire
6.5
DSL Cross-Connect Wire
6.6
Electrical Ethernet Cabling
6.7
Electrical Jumper (Cross-Connect) – Standards
6.8
Data Patch Panels 6.9
Media Converter
Central Office Copper Wire and Cable Flammability Ratings
6.10
Central Office Copper Wire and Cable
6.11
6.12
6.13
6.14
6.15
6.16
6.17
6.18
6.19
6.20
6.21
Central Office Copper Coaxial Cable
Central Office Copper "Bits" Synchronous Timing Cables
Central Office Copper Wire and Cable Minimum Inside Bend
Radius
Central Office Copper Coaxial Cable Minimum Inside Bend
Radius
Copper Cable Terminations
Cable Trays
Tie Bar
Use of "Y" Cable
Unusual Cable Types
Protection of Cable and Jumpers
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n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
L1
OSP Yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
yes
yes
yes
yes
n/a
n/a
yes
yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
yes
yes
yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
No
N/A
No
N/A
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7 VENDOR DOCUMENTATION
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7.1
Softcopy Documentation
7.2
Craft Interface Instructions
7.3
Installation Guide: installation, provisioning, and testing
of the network element
Installation Guide: Creation, provisioning, and testing of a
7.4
L1
OSP Yes
yes
yes
yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
yes
yes
n/a
n/a
No
N/A
No
N/A
multi-node ring or system
7.5
7.6
7.7
7.8
7.9
7.10
7.11
Alarm/Trouble Shooting Guide
Personnel Injury and Equipment Damage Warnings
Reference Guide
Consistent terminology throughout Documentation
Consistent terminology between Documentation &
Platform
Revisions Numbering
Revision History
8 OTHER INTERCONNECTION REQUIREMENTS
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8.1
Equipment Lighting
8.2
Test (Streaker) Card Standards
8.3
Determining Bar Code Requirement
8.3.2
Applying Bar Codes to Plug-In Units and Shelves
8.3.3
Applying Bar Codes to Cabinets
“NO”,“Part” & “N/A” Footnotes: (Required)
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n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
OSP Yes
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
yes
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10 APPENDIX C - References
AT&T TP documents may be obtained on the AT&T Technical Publication and Nebs Web
site.
Telcordia documents may be obtained directly from Telcordia Technologies Inc.
Document Number
ATT-TP-76200
ATT-TP-76300
ATT-TP-76301
ATT-TP-76305
ATT-TP-76305-001
ATT-TP-76306
ATT-TP-76400
ATT-TP-76401
ATT-TP-76401-001
ATT-TP-76402
ATT-TP-76403
ATT-TP-76405
ATT-TP-76406
ATT-TP-76408
ATT-TP-76408-001
ATT-TP-76409
ATT-TP-76409-001
ATT-TP-76412
ATT-TP-76413
ATT-TP-76416
ATT-TP-76416-001
ATT-TP-76417
ATT-TP-76418
ATT-TP-76418-001
ATT-TP-76419
ATT-TP-76450
ATT-TP-76461
GR-137-CORE
GR-518-CORE
GR-253-CORE
GR-436-CORE
GR-454-CORE
GR-1209-CORE
GR-449-CORE
FR-439
TR-EOP-000001
GR-833-CORE
TR-NWT-000930
GR-2419-CORE
Document Description
Network Equipment Physical Design Requirements
Installation Requirements
Internet Services Installation Requirements
Cable Installation & Removal
SNFA Cable Installation & Removal
ESD Control
Detail Engineering Requirements
Internet Services Engineering Requirements
Internet Services Cable Rack Requirements
Raised Floor Requirements
Internet Services Grounding Requirements
Cooling Systems
Lighting Fixtures
Equipment Superstructure
Aux Framing & Bracing Alternatives
Cable Rack Requirements
Cable Rack Spirals
Customer Interface Standards for 100Mbps
Connecting Block Standards
Bonding & Grounding Requirements
Bonding & Grounding Design Fundamentals
Fiber Connector Cleaning Standards
BITS Clock Timing Cable Standards
BITS Clock Timing Cable Test
High-Twist Distributing Frame Wire Standards
Common Systems Standards
Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning
Telcordia-Generic Requirements for Central Office
Cable
Telcordia – Generic Switch Synchronization
Telcordia – SONET Synchronization for the
Network
Telcordia – Digital Synchronization Plan
Telcordia –Supplier-Provided Documentation
Telcordia –Fiber optic Branching Components
Telcordia –Fiber Distributing Frames
Telcordia – Operations Technology Generic
Requirements (OTGR)
Telcordia – Lightning, Radio Frequency, and 60Hz Disturbances at the BOC Network Interface
Telcordia – NE and Transport Surveillance
Messages
Telcordia – Hybrid Microcircuits Used in
Telecommunications Equipment
Telcordia – Human Factors Requirements for
Equipment to Improve Network Integrity
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11 Appendix D - ATT Contact List
Richard Sollars, Senior-Network Design Engineer - Common Systems, DC Power
(913) 676-1995, E-Mail: rs3246@att.com
Hector Garcia, Principal-Network Design Engineer -Common Systems Standards,
Synchronization Standards, DSX, Copper Cable Standards
(626) 449-8888, E-Mail: hg1692@att.com
David Nagorniak, Professional-Network Design Engineer+ - Common Systems
Standards, Alarm Standards
(803) 401-2845, E-Mail: dn5608@att.com
Mike Yeilding, Principal-Network Design Engineer - Common Systems, Fiber Standards
(858) 621-4651, E-Mail: my1515@att.com
Doug Florence, Principal-Network Design Engineer - Common Systems Standards, New
Product Integration
(925) 398-6614, E-Mail: df1538@att.com
Keith Lanning- Principal-Network Design Engineer - Common Systems Standards,
Labeling, Lighting
(770) 329-7193 E-Mail: kl1825@att.com
Brent Courtney, Principal-Network Design Engineer- Common Systems Standards, ATTTP-76200
(678) 714-1055, E-Mail: bc2496@att.com
12 Appendix E – Acronyms
a) The term product supplier as used throughout this section refers to the equipment
manufacturer or agent of the equipment manufacturer, whichever is appropriate for the
product being considered.
b) Requirements are those product features that must be provided by the equipment
manufacturer. The words “shall” and “must” are used throughout this section to identify
requirements.
c) Objectives are product features that are desired for the long term use or application.
The word “should” is used throughout this section to identify objectives.
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d) NE- Network Equipment or Network Element package provided by the Manufacturer for
consideration.
e) OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer
f) OSMINE – Operations Systems Modifications for Integration of Network Elements
g) PDM – Product Manager
h) PDU – Power Distribution Unit
i) RMU – Rack Mounting Unit
j) SME- Subject Matter Expert
k) TIRKS – Trunk Integrated Records Keeping System
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