Network requirements for IPerCom systems

Below is an extract from the IPerCom hardware installation guide showing you what the network installation and configuration requirements are for an IPerCom IP system.


Specific network requirements for IPerCom are as follows:

  • IGMPv2 or IGMPv3 Multicast Service must be enabled.
  • The following ports must be open and not restricted –
    TCP ports 2049, 51234, 5060, 50118, 3306, 13451 to 3460, 111, 80, 433, 41365, 22,
    918 & 40279.
  • UDP ports 32768, 2049, 514, 32771, 34956, 917, 34839, 67, 5060, 69, 975, 111, 123.
  • Multicast must be enabled on and on (all ports).
  • TCP/UDP ports used for Internet access (if any) TCP:5060,6060 UDP:5060,6060.
  • Bandwidth per end point (Kbps) 2500 for upload and 10000 for download.

The network installation should be installed, tested and documented as per the following standards:

  • European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC)
    - EN 50173 Information Technology – Generic Cabling Systems
    - EN 50173-1:2011 General requirements
    - EN 50173-2:2007 + A1:2010 Office Premises
    - EN 50173-3:2007 + A1:2010 Industrial Premises
    - EN 50173-4:2007 + A1:2010 Residential Premises
    - EN 50173-5:2007 + A1:2010 Data Centers
    - EN50173-6: Distributed Building Services
  • CENELEC also produce the EN50174 series of standards that are concerned with the way in which cabling systems are designed and installed 
    - EN 50174-1:2009 + A2:2004 Specification and Quality Assurance
    - EN 50174-2:2009 + A2:2004 Installation planning & practices inside buildings
    - EN 50174-3:2013 Installation planning & practices outside buildings
  • Another relevant CENELEC standard is:
    - EN 50310:2010 Application of equipotential bonding and earthing in
      buildings with information technology equipment

British Standards Institute (BSI)

  • BSI adopts all CENELEC standards and prefix them with their authority code, i.e. EN 50174-1:2009 + A2:2004 becomes BS EN 50174-1:2009 + A2:2004
  • BSI also produces its own national standards:
    - BS 6701:2010  Telecommunications equipment and telecommunications cabling.
      Specification for installation, operation and maintenance.
    - BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations. IET Wiring
      Regulations (18th Edition).

BS6701:2010 states: All telecommunications cabling and telecommunications equipment shall meet the requirements of the BS EN 50174 series of standards. This relates to both owners of premises (Clause 4) and installers of telecommunications cabling and telecommunications equipment (Clause 5). The use of the word ‘shall’ is prescriptive and as such, a legal requirement.


Urmet recommends adherence to the BS EN 50173 and BS 50174 series of standards, together with the relevant parts of BS 6701 and BS7671 to ensure a fully compliant installation that conforms to UK legal requirements. 


Please note, It is the responsibility of the installer to ensure that their practices are in accordance with the latest published editions of the relevant standards.