Edge Data Centers Focus of New Cabling Standards

Henry Franc

Because of our active participation in organizations like TIA, IEEE and ISO, Belden often hears about new changes to cabling standards well in advance. To help you keep up, we created a short list of upcoming changes to cabling standards:


  • ANSI/TIA-568.5: Single-Pair Ethernet. The standard is expected to provide specifications for cables, connectors, cords, links and channels using one-pair connectivity.

  • Telecommunications Systems Bulletin: Optical Fiber Channel Polarity. TIA is working on a Telecommunications Systems Bulletin that will make fiber polarity far easier to understand.

  • ANSI/TIA-942-B.1: Edge Data Centers. Data centers can now be transportable, portable or built outside of a traditional building envelope. The ANSI/TIA-942-B.1 standard will provide guidance on design and development for these new types of edge data centers.

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