Published Tuesday 15 Sep 2015
The TCF has completed a review of the TCF Premises Wiring Code of Practice. This Code will now be superseded by the Premises Wiring Cable Installers Guidelines for Telecommunication Services.
The purpose of the Guidelines is to inform cable installers about the principles and practices for planning, installing and maintaining a generic cabling system to provide an open, flexible platform for current and future telecommunication services within the premises. The Guidelines set out premises wiring requirements to support services that a retail service provider may deliver to residential, single or multi-dwelling units.
The Guidelines address all aspects of cable installation from the network access point to within the premises and include:
- Specific information regarding fibre optic cable installation for UFB services.
- Detailed diagrams with examples of a premise where telecommunication services are connected from the External Termination Point (ETP) via either copper or fibre.
- Recommended use of Cat6a or better cable.
The TCF has completed its public consultation phase and will publish the final document by the end of September 2015.