Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

TIALogoThe Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents the interests of the global information andcommunications technology (ICT) industry. Industry members include companies involved in telecommunications, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, and emergency communications. It is accredited by ANSI and is primarily used by the North American market.

This association develops industry standards, drafts policy initiatives, and conducts market intelligence.

Within TIA, CommScope actively participates in Engineering Committee TR-42. This committee develops telecommunications standards for copper and optical fiber cabling components in user-owned buildings, addressing cabling topologies, outlet configurations and systems design, among other related interests.

serves as an umbrella group for multiple task forces and works toward accommodating evolving technologies affecting the interests of its members.

TIA Approved Standards:       

 Name of StandardDateBrief Description
ANSI/TIA-942-A-1 Telecommunications infrastructure standard for Data Centers – Addendum 1 – Cabling Guidelines for Data Center Fabrics.2013
This Addendum specifies recommendations for telecommunications cabling to support data center switch fabrics.
ANSI/TIA-607-B -1 Generic Telecommunications Grounding (Earthing) and Bonding for Customer Premises- Addendum 1 for Building electrodes2013
Building electrode specifications
ANSI/TIA-569-C-1 Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces Addendum 1- Revised Temperature and Humidity Requirements for Telecommunications Spaces2013
Temperature and humidity requirements for telecommunications spaces
ANSI/TIA-569-C Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces2012
Generic pathways and spaces for customer owned premises.
ANSI/TIA-570-C Residential Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard2012
This Standard applies to telecommunications premises cabling systems and the related pathways and spaces for single- and multi-dwelling residential buildings.
ANSI/TIA-568-C.0-2 Generic Telecommunications Cabling for Customer Premises – Addendum 2,General Updates2012
Updates to ANSI/TIA-568-C.0
ANSI/TIA-1183 Measurement methods and test fixtures for balun-less measurements of balanced components and systems 2012
Uses new balun-less measurement technology to facilitate more accurate measurements up to higher frequencies. Also, increases the number of parameters that can be measured
ANSI/TIA-568-C.1-1 Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard, Addendum 1 Pathway and Spaces2012
Pathway and space requirements specific to commercial buildings
ANSI/TIA-568-C.0-1 Generic Telecommunications Cabling for Customer Premises-Addendum 1, Updated Reference for Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling2012
Updates to references and other changes
ANSI/TIA-607-B Generic Telecommunications Grounding (Earthing) and Bonding for Customer Premises2012
Bonding and grounding standard for customer owned premises 
ANSI/TIA-606-B Administration Standard for Telecommunications Infrastructure2012
Administration Standard for Telecommunications Infrastructure including cables, connectors, pathways and spaces 
ANSI/TIA-758-B Customer-Owned Outside Plant Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard2012
Telecommunications cabling and infrastructure specifications for campus cabling 
ANSI/TIA-1005-A Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard For Industrial Premises2012
Telecommunications cabling standard for industrial premises
ANSI/TIA-568-C.3-1 Optical Fiber Cabling Component Standard- Addendum 1, Addition of OM4 Cabled Optical Fiber and array connectors2011
Addition of array connectors and OM4 cabled fiber
ANSI/TIA-568-C.1-2 Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard, Addendum 2 General Updates2011 November Updates to ANSI/TIA-568-C.1-2 
ANSI/TIA-568-C.4 Broadband Coaxial Cabling and Components Standard2011
Coaxial cabling and components standard for use in residential and commercial premises
ANSI/TIA-862-A Building Automation Systems Cabling Standard2011
Cabling and infrastructure in support of building automation devices such as fire alarms, energy management, security.
ANSI/TIA-1179, Healthcare Facility Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard2010
The purpose of this Standard is to enable the planning and installation of a structured cabling system for healthcare facilities and buildings. 
ANSI/TIA-526-14-B, OFSTP-14 - Optical Power Loss Measurement of Installed Multimode Fiber Cable Plant2010
The intent of this document is to establish preferred measurement principles and practices to assure that meaningful data describing the optical loss performance of installed cable plant can be obtained. 
ANSI TSB-155, Guidelines for the Assessment and Mitigation of Installed Category 6
Cabling to Support 10GBASE-T
2010 March Guidelines for the Assessment and Mitigation of Installed Category 6 Cabling to Support 10GBASE-T
ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard Part 2: Balanced Twisted- Pair Cabling Components2009
Balanced twisted pair cabling, components and test procedures for Category 3 thru Category 6A
ANSI/TIA-568-C.0 Generic Telecommunications Cabling for Customer Premises2009
Generic cabling standard for all media types and all premise types
ANSI/TIA-942-A Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers2009
Data center telecommunications infrastructure standard
ANSI TSB-184, Guidelines for Supporting Power Delivery over Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling 2009
The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines that will enable the support of a wide variety of safety extra low voltage (SELV) limited power source (LPS) applications using remote power supplied over balanced twisted-pair cabling. 
ANSI TSB-185, Environmental Classification (MICE) Tutorial 2009 December This TSB provides information on the MICE (Mechanical; Ingress; Climatic/Chemical; and, Electromagnetic) environmental classification system including some examples.
ANSI/TIA-568-C.3 Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard 2008
Telecommunications cabling standard containing optical fiber cable, connector, and test specifications 
ANSI/TIA-526-7-B, OFSTP-7 - Measurement of Optical Power Loss of Installed Single-Mode Fiber Cable Plant 2008 DecemberThe intent of this document is to establish preferred measurement principles and practices to assure that meaningful data describing the optical loss performance of installed cable plant can be obtained.
ANSI TSB-162, Telecommunications Cabling Guidelines for Wireless Access Points 2006
This TSB includes the cabling between local area network (LAN) equipment and wireless access points including pathways and spaces to support the cabling and wireless access points. 
ANSI/TIA-598, Optical Fiber Cabling Coding 2005
identification scheme or system for individual fibers, fiber units, and groups of fiber units within a cable structure




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