Sustainability in Telecom: Energy and Protection Committee

STEP helps reduce information and communications technologies’ environmental impact as well as operators’ energy costs and addresses industry power and protection issues by delivering industry-developed solutions. STEP deliverables are enabling vendors, operators and their customers to deploy and operate more reliable, environmentally sustainable, and energy efficient communications technologies.


  • STEP is developing a standard on Ethernet Radio Deployment.
  • STEP is developing a standard on the intrusion of Outside Plant (OSP) by various elements (i.e., insects, water, dust, etc.).

Ernie Gallo, Ericsson

Vice Chair
John Fuller, AT&T