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,
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.