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TIA-568 SET 2015 Edition, October 25, 2016
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Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard Part 1: General Requirements, Part 2: Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling Components, and Part 3: Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard
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This Standard specifies requirements for generic telecommunications cabling. It specifies requirements for cabling system structure, topologies and distances, installation, performance and testing.

NOTE – The diversity of services currently available, coupled with the continual addition of new services, means that there may be cases where limitations to desired performance occur. When applying specific applications to these cabling systems, the user is cautioned to consult application standards, regulations, equipment vendors, and system and service suppliers for applicability, limitations, and ancillary requirements.


The purpose of this Standard is to enable the planning and installation of a structured cabling system for all types of customer premises. This Standard specifies a system that will support generic telecommunications cabling in a multi-product, multi-vendor environment.

This Standard is the foundation for premises telecommunications cabling infrastructure. Additional requirements are detailed in standards specific to the type of premises. For example, ANSI/TIA-568-C.1 contains additional requirements applicable to commercial building cabling.