AS/CA S008 and S009 Amendment process underway

The Communication Alliance working committee (WC80) started the revision of AS/CA S008 and AS/CA S009 on Tuesday 13th June 2017.

“AS/CA S008 Requirements for customer cabling products” and “AS/CA S009 Installation requirements for customer cabling (Wiring rules)” are mandatory standards called up by the Telecommunication Act and the Cabling Provider Rules and are regulated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Broadly speaking Telecommunication cabling that connects or is intended to connect to a carrier network is caught up under the regulations with the associated standards addressing in part.

Protecting the health and safety of persons

Protecting the integrity of a telecommunication network or a facility


The first meeting of WC80 identified key issues from the submissions received which may impact on the delivery timeframe for the work to be undertaken.

These issues include but are not limited to:

Remote powering
Pendant communication cabling
Direct terminated links  
Fire handling properties of cables and alignment with the Building Code (ABCB)
Potential liaison with Standards Australia (AS1049.1) to address new cable types available in the international marketplace.

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