Introduction to Network cabling standards
Network cabling standards define the guidelines for the installation and performance of network cabling infrastructure. Two commonly used standards for network cabling are TIA/EIA-568 and ISO/IEC 11801.
The TIA/EIA-568 standard is a set of telecommunications standards from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA). This standard defines the requirements for commercial building cabling systems for voice, data, and video communications. The TIA/EIA-568 standard includes specifications for the design and installation of the cabling, as well as the testing and certification of the completed system.
The ISO/IEC 11801 standard is an international standard that specifies the general requirements and characteristics of generic cabling systems. This standard covers various aspects of network cabling, such as transmission performance, installation, and maintenance. It also provides guidelines for the design and installation of cabling systems, including recommended cable types, connectors, and termination methods.
Both TIA/EIA-568 and ISO/IEC 11801 provide guidelines for the installation of network cabling, including requirements for cable distances, termination practices, and cable testing. These standards help ensure that network cabling is installed properly and performs reliably, which is critical for ensuring that network devices can communicate effectively and efficiently.