ANSI/TIA-568.0-E: Generic Telecommunications Cabling for Customer Premises


ANSI/TIA-568.0-E “Generic Telecommunications Cabling for Customer Premises” was developed by the TIA TR‑42.1 Premises Telecommunications Infrastructure Subcommittee and published in March, 2020.

Scope: This Standard provides structure, topologies and distances, installation, performance, and testing requirements for generic telecommunications cabling. This Standard forms the foundation for premises telecommunications cabling infrastructure design and can be used to address cabling needs when a specific premise standard (e.g., TIA‑568.1‑E for commercial building cabling) does not exist.

ANSI/TIA-568.0-E-1 “Addendum 1, Balanced Single Twisted‑pair Cabling” published in July, 2022 and modifies TIA‑568.0‑E to add single twisted‑pair cabling, as specified in TIA‑568.5, as a recognized media type.

Significant changes from the previous edition include:

  • Recommendation that two category 6A or higher cabling runs be deployed to each wireless access point added
  • Horizontal connection point connectors and Cabling Subsystem 1 topologies that support building system and non-work area device connections added as functional elements
  • Definition of a consolidation point connector added and the consolidation point redefined as an assembly of consolidation point connectors
  • Definition of a horizontal connection point connector added and the horizontal connection point redefined as an assembly of horizontal connection point connectors
  • Calculation for channels to support the equivalent of 90 m of permanent link cable and 10m of cordage with an insertion loss de-rating factor of 1.2 revised to align with TIA‑568‑2.D, which accommodates a wider range of cord lengths and de-rating factors
  • Cords with an insertion loss de‑rating factor of 1.95 (typically 28 AWG) are now permitted
  • Content of TIA-568.0-D-1 (Updated References, Accommodation of New Media Types) incorporated

ANSI/TIA-568.0-E Content:

  • Environmental Compatibility
  • Telecommunications Cabling System Structure
  • Cabling Installation Requirements
  • Cabling Transmission Performance and Test Requirements
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Pathways and Spaces
  • Firestopping
  • Administration
  • Cabling for Wireless Access Points
  • Physical Network Security
  • Annexes addressing Centralized Optical Fiber Cabling, Multi-Tenant Cabling, Application Support Information, Environmental (MICE) Classifications, and Shared Sheath and Shared Pathways Guidelines

ANSI/TIA-568.0-E-1 Content:

  • Modifications to ANSI/TIA-568.0-E

ANSI/TIA-568.0-E Functional Elements:

ANSI/TIA-568.0-E Functional Elements

NOTE – Elements shown represent cables and connecting hardware; not spaces or pathways

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