TIA publishes optical fiber premises distribution cable standard

April 27, 2005 - Document is a revision of TIA/EIA-472C000-A.

The Telecommunications Industry Association has published a new standard, Sectional Specification (Adopted ICEA S-83-596-2001), Standard for Optical Fiber Premises Distribution Cable,' TIA-472C000-B.

The document is a revision of TIA/EIA-472C000-A.

This standard covers optical fiber communications cables intended for use in the building of communications users. Materials, construction and performance requirements are included in the document, together with applicable test procedures.

Products covered by TIA-472C000-B are intended for operation only under conditions normally found in communications systems. Typically, these products are installed both in exposed areas (surface mounted to walls or building baseboards or in non-stationary configurations) and in concealed areas (within walls, attics, etc.), with or without external protection (such as conduits), depending upon product type and specific use. These products normally convey communications signals (voice, video, data, etc.) from place to place within a building. Products covered by this standard may be factory terminated with connectors or splicing modules.

When a composite cable, a cable with both optical fibers and metallic conductors, is required, the applicable metallic conductor requirements shall be as established by agreement between the end user and the cable manufacturer. The requirements of ANSI/ICEA S-90-661 should be considered when determining appropriate requirements.

TIA-102.BAEB-A was created by TIA FO-4.2 Subcommittee on Fibers and Cables and released February.

The TIA is based in Arlington, VA. For more information visit www.tiaonline.org.

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