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TIA publishes TIA-472F000

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has published a new standard, 'Sectional Specification (Adopted I...


September 6, 2005  


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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has published a new standard, ‘Sectional Specification (Adopted ICEA S-110-717-2003) Standard for Optical Fiber Drop Cable,’ TIA-472F000.

The standard covers optical fiber communications cables intended for use in outdoor and indoor/outdoor optical fiber drop applications. Materials, construction and performance requirements are included in this document, together with applicable test procedures.

"Products covered by TIA-472F000 are intended for operation under conditions normally encountered in the last portion of all-optical networks," the TIA said in a statement released today.

"This space exists from the network access point (NAP) or other hardware serving that purpose, ending at or inside the subscriber premises.

These products convey communications signals (voice, video and data) between the communications network and subscriber premises. Products covered by this standard may be factory-terminated with connectors or other telecommunications hardware as appropriate."

For the purposes of this document, user premises are defined as residential properties and small- to medium-sized businesses located in facilities that can be served by an optical cable having 12 or fewer fibers, with typical distances less than or equal to 100m (300 ft) in length.

Further information is available at www.tiaonline.org.