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Reference EN 60794-3:2002
Title Optical fibre cables - Part 3: Sectional specification - Outdoor cables
Project Number 13775
Abstract/Scope Specifies the requirements of single-mode optical fibre cables and cable elements primarily for public telecommunications networks. Other applications are considered. It includes requirements for cables in ducts, for directly buried application, aerial cables and cables for lake and river crossings. For aerial application, it does not cover all functional aspects of cables installed near overhead power lines. For lake and river crossings, it does not cover cable repair nor cables for use with underwater line amplifiers.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2002-03-22
Current Stage code deadline 2002-12-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 86A
Reference Document IEC 60794-3:2001 (EQV)
ICS 33.180.10 - Fibres and cables
Keywords Cable; Optical fibre; Outdoor cable
Note EN following parallel vote
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6060 2002-03-22 2002-12-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2002-03-05 2002-07-05  
5062 2002-02-11 2002-03-05  
5020 2001-05-11 2001-07-13  
4099 2001-05-08 2001-05-11  
4020 2000-03-31 2000-08-31  
3099 2000-03-28 2000-08-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2002-03-05
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2002-03-22
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2002-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2002-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2005-03-01


Supersedes EN 60794-3:1998
Superseded by FprEN 60794-3:2014
Normative reference (6) ITU-T Recommendation K.25:2000
IEC 60189-1:1986
HD 402 S2:1984
IEC 60708-1:1981
IEC 60793-1-1:1995
EN 60793-1-21:2002
EN 60793-1-32:2003
EN 60793-1-40:2003
EN 60793-1-44:2002
IEC 60793-2:1999
EN 60794-1-1:1999
EN 60794-1-2:1999
EN 60811-5-1:1999
IEC/TS 61941:2000

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