Telecommunications Technical Standard (Requirements for Customer Cabling Products - AS / CA S008) 2015 - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this technical standard if you manufacture modify or supply customer cabling products designed, or intended, for connection to a telecommunications network.

A customer cabling product means a passive device which is used on the customer side of the boundary of a telecommunications network. It does not include:

  • A cabling product for the distribution of mains supply;
  • A product intended for telecommunications earthing systems or power distribution; or
  • A surge suppression device.

The purpose of this technical standard is to help protect:

  • The integrity of a telecommunications network or a facility; and
  • The health and safety of people who operate, work on, use or may be affected by the operation of a telecommunications network or facility.

It is also intended to ensure that customer equipment:

  • Can be used to give access to an emergency call service; and
  • Is interoperable with a telecommunications network.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) required.

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Code of Practice

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Department of Communications and the Arts

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Communications Infrastructure

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