What are the Standards?

BICSI & IEEE. Who are the TIA? Click to visit the TIA Website

These professional bodies are involved in setting standards and are well respected sources of “best practice” guidance documents.

Relevent Extracts:

TIA Standards - Proximity of Power and data cable: installation guidelines (18.2 KB)

Bending Radius Management (147 KB) Hints, tips and advice.
         (pdf courtesy of Molex Premise Networks.)

Installation Standards - Proximity of Power and Data Cables

If a data cable comes within close proximity to power cables, the electromagnetic field around the power cable interferes with the signal in the data cable causing signal loss.

Because of this problem, the Telecommunications Industry Association have set guidelines about the minimum proximity of data cable and power cable to avoid bad installations resulting in faulty networks.

Click the link above to download the guidelines.