New TIA Structured Cabling Guidelines for DAS Standard

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TSB-5018 specifies recommendations for Distributed Antenna System (DAS) cabling infrastructure, including cabling topology, architecture, design and installation practices, test procedures, and components.

A significant number of fire jurisdictions in North America have adopted standards for in-building public-safety Radio-Enhancement Systems (RES) to ensure adequate in-building radio coverage for public-safety personnel during situations requiring a response by emergency personnel. DAS is also recommended to increase the signals where building components can act as a barrier for cellular communication.

TSB-5018 was formulated under the cognizance of the TIA TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems, TR-42.1 Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling subcommittee.