Generic Requirements for Fiber Demarcation Boxes
Document Number GR-2898
Issue Number 02
Issue Date Dec 1999
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ABSTRACT: Fiber demarcation boxes provide an interface between the telecommunication provider's network and individual customer cables. Fiber
demarcation boxes are typically located on the customer's premises in controlled environments such as building basements or
telecommunications equipment closets. However, as demand for field access to fiber networks grows, and as fiber components become more
robust, fiber demarcation boxes will become increasingly more common in the outside plant. Fiber demarcation boxes typically provide
one or more of the following features or functions: a patch panel for performing fiber rearrangement, interconnect between the
telecommunications plant and customer service cables, rack-mountable fiber distributing frame and shelves, fiber test access point, and
splice storage and management facility for fiber pigtails.
GR-2898, Generic Requirements for Fiber Demarcation Boxes, sets for the Telcordia view on generic requirements and design
considerations for fiber demarcation boxes to meet the needs of telecommunications network providers.
Issue 2 reflects comments and suggestions received by users of Issue 1. Information has been reorganized to improve ease of use, and
terms and descriptions have been clarified in response to those comments. Additional background information has been added to
incorporate FITL descriptive attenuation changes that indicate excessive stress on the optical cable.
When using GR-2898, you may need to refer to GR-63, GR-209, GR-326, GR-409, GR-454, GR-487, GR-499,
GR-769, GR-1081, GR-1435, GR-2834, GR-2836, and GR-2919; ASTM A153, B117, D638, D659, D660, D661, D714, D2197,
D2244, D2444, D2794, D2863, D3928, E119, E145, G21, and G53; and UL 94. You may also want to refer to GR-20, GR-449,
GR-771, TR-TSY-000843, GR-950, TR-NWT-001121, and/or TR-NWT-001322.
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