11 March 2016
Mexico Issues Standards on Digital Interfaces for Public Networks
Mexico’s Federal Institute of Telecommunications has issued two standards – IFT-004-2016 and IFT-005-2016 – setting forth new requirements for public network interfaces for terminal equipment and digital interfaces for public networks.
IFT-004-2016 establishes effective from 20 January 2016 minimum technical requirements and test methods for terminal equipment connected via a wired access to a public telecommunications network as well as wireless terminal equipment using radio frequency to link portable equipment with a radio base station that is physically connected via a wired access to a public telecom network. The standard includes electrical and mechanical specifications and test methods. IFT-005-2016 establishes also effective from 20 January 2016 a range of minimum technical requirements and specific test methods for digital interfaces for public networks operating at 34,368 kbit/s, which are commonly known as E1 and E3.