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TIA Issues Call for Interest on new Project for Customer-Owned Outside Plant Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard

Stakeholders Invited to Contact TIA Regarding Participation.

Arlington VA. (July 30 2018) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.1 Engineering Committee on Premises Telecommunications Infrastructure has issued a call for interest for document TIA-758-C initially titled “Customer-Owned Outside Plant Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard.”

TR-42.1 is developing guidelines to enable “the planning and installation of an outside plant structured cabling system infrastructure.” This standard establishes the recommendations and requirements used in the design of the telecommunication pathways and spaces, and the cabling installed between buildings or points in a customer-owned campus environment. Customer-owned campus facilities are typically termed “outside plant” (OSP). For this standard they are termed, “customer-owned OSP.”

TIA is actively seeking participation in these projects from the user and general interest communities. Stakeholders may include, but are not limited to: designers, installers, building owners, building tenants.

For more information about TR-42 and how to participate in standards development with TIA, contact Marta Soncodi at

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