Standard for Aerial Serivce Wire
|Publication Date:||17 January 2012|
This Standard covers material, mechanical and electrical requirements for Aerial Service Wire (ASW) intended for use principally in extending a telephone circuit from a distribution cable terminal to a subscriber's station protector or network interface device (NID).
The purpose of this Standard is to establish generic technical requirements that may be referenced by individual telecommunications wire specifications covering products intended for normal outside plant use. The parameters covered provide material, construction, and performance requirements.
Because this Standard does not cover all details of individual wire design, it cannot be used as a single document for procurement of product. It is intended to be used in conjunction with an individual product specification that provides complete design details for the specific wire type and designates the applicable performance requirements. Such individual wire specifications may be prepared either by the user or the manufacturer. The specification designated for procurement is at the option of the user.
The manufacturer and user of these wires should consider the selection and availability of appropriate hardware in the installation of these products.