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|This Standard covers fiber optic communications cables intended
for use in the buildings of communications users. Materials,
constructions and performance requirements are included in the
Standard, together with applicable test procedures. Refer to ICEA
S-104-696 for optical fiber communications cables intended for
indoor-outdoor use, and to ICEA S-87-640 for optical fiber
communication cables intended for outdoor use.
Products covered by this standard are intended only for
operation under conditions normally found in communication 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
conduit), 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
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 ICEA S-90-661
should be considered when determining appropriate requirements.
In some cases, an indoor-outdoor weatherized cable may be
derived from an indoor cable design (backbone or interconnect).
These cables are covered in more detail in ICEA S-104-696, to be
released in 2009.
MDU cabling is an emerging system topology for FTTX
applications. Cables covered in this standard may be applicable for
significant parts of the MDU topology. Please note ICEA Project 730
and any standards that emerge from that work for further
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