ABSTRACT: As more and more coaxial cable is placed by telecommunications companies and other service providers, good quality tools are required
for cutting, stripping, coring, cleaning, and connecting the cable.
This document outlines the view of Telcordia on generic requirements for tools used for connectorizing distribution and drop
broadband coaxial cable used in a typical Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) network environment. These tools are used with various types of
distribution cables and series 59, 6, 7, and 11drop coaxial cables. The document includes the physical, mechanical, chemical, and
environmental requirements and the corresponding test methods for product analysis.