International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

CLC/TC 215

Electrotechnical aspects of telecommunication equipment



Reference EN 50174-2:2009/FprAB:2013
Title Information technology - Cabling installation - Part 2: Installation planning and practices inside buildings
Project Number 23538
Abstract/Scope This European Standard specifies requirements for the following aspects of information technology cabling: a) planning; b) installation practice. This European Standard is applicable to all types of information technology cabling inside buildings (and may be applied to cabling that is defined as part of the building) including generic cabling systems designed in accordance with the EN 50173 series of standards. The requirements of Clauses 4, 5 and 6 of this standard are premises-independent unless amended by the requirements of premises-specific clauses. This European Standard: 1) details the considerations for satisfactory installation and operation of information technology cabling; 2) excludes specific requirements applicable to other cabling systems (e.g. mains power cabling); however, it takes account of the effects other cabling systems may have on the installation of information technology cabling (and vice versa) and gives general advice; 3) excludes those aspects of installation associated with the transmission of signals in free space between transmitters, receivers or their associated antenna systems (e.g. wireless, radio, microwave or satellite). This European Standard is intended for application within commercial and residential premises. This standard is applicable to certain hazardous environments but does not exclude additional requirements which are applicable in particular circumstances, defined by e.g. electricity supply and electrified railways.
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Current Stage code 4090
Current Stage code date 2014-02-10
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IEC Technical Body ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SC25
Reference Document  
Keywords Information technology; Cabling installation; Planning; Building; Inside
Note 2014-02-10: FV alloacted to
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
4090 2014-02-10    
4060 2013-10-14 2013-11-04 export to doc file  EN
4020 2013-05-10 2013-10-11 export to doc file  EN  DE
3099 2013-02-19    
1099 2012-12-11    
1000 2012-11-09 2012-12-11  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1)  
date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) dor + 6 months
date of Publication (DOP) (4) dor + 12 months
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) dor + 36 months


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.