Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA) Engineering Committee TR-42 develops and maintains voluntary telecommunications standards for telecommunications cabling infrastructure in user-owned buildings, such as commercial buildings, residential buildings, homes, data centers, and industrial buildings. Click here for more information on TIA.
This chart depicts TIA’s hierarchy of standards and how they interrelate. Click on the links to learn more about each standard.
TIA Requirements for Balanced Twisted-Pair, Optical Fiber, and Coaxial Cabling and Components
Other TIA Standards of Interest:
- ANSI/TIA-1152: Requirements for Field Test Instruments and Measurements for Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling
- ANSI/TIA-1179: Healthcare Facility Telecommunications Infrastructure
- ANSI/TIA-1183: Measurement Methods and Test Fixtures for Balun-Less Measurements of Balanced Components and Systems
TIA Technical Systems Bulletins of Interest:
- TSB-140: Additional Guidelines for Field-Testing Length, Loss and Polarity of Optical Fiber Cabling Systems
- TSB-155-A: Guidelines for the Assessment and Mitigation of Installed Category 6 Cabling to Support 10GBASE-T
- TSB-184: Guidelines for Supporting Power Delivery Over Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling
- TSB-190: Guidelines on Shared Pathways and Shared Sheaths
- TIA TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems homepage
- Please consult the TIA website for information on how to obtain TIA Standards.