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TIA Issues Call for Interest on New Project for Telecommunications Cabling Guidelines for Wireless Access Points

Stakeholders Invited to Contact TIA Regarding Participation

Arlington, VA (July 11, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.1 engineering committee on-premises telecommunications infrastructure has issued a call for interest for document TSB-162-B titled Telecommunications Cabling Guidelines for Wireless Access Points.

This document will provide guidelines on the topology, design, installation and testing of telecommunications cabling infrastructure in compliance with ANSI/TIA-568.0-D Generic Telecommunications Cabling for Customer Premises and ANSI/TIA-569-E Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces for supporting wireless local area networks (WLANs).

TSB-162-B describes the cabling between local area network (LAN) equipment and wireless access points including pathways and spaces to support the cabling and wireless access points. The project will update references and allow other revisions by ballot comment.

Stakeholders may include but are not limited to installers, building owners, wireless designers, contractors, and designers.

TIA is actively seeking participation in this project from the user and general interest communities.

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