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Case Study: New York Contractor Encounters Counterfeit Cable

Their customer wanted to provide some less expensive cable they had purchased themselves.

Case Study: NY Contractor’s Encounter with Counterfeit Cable

The widespread proliferation of counterfeit and non-compliant cable in the information and communications technologies (ICT) ind…

CCCA Cites Actual Case Encounter with Counterfeit Cable Certification

"CCCA's new case study is raising the alarm again and cautioning by citing real-life failures with copper clad aluminum (CCA) co…

White Paper: Impact of Copper Clad Aluminum Conductors Within Balanced Pair Cables

Oct 03, 2011

This paper by the Fiberoptic Industry Association (FIA) reviews the implications of using low cost imported products that claim to be “Category 5” or “Category 5e” using Copper Clad Aluminium (CCA) conductors. This document supports many others prepared by suppliers and trade associations around the world, including the CCCA.

Cables containing CCA conductors masquerade as standards-compliant “Category 5” or “Category 5e” products -
tempting users to specify them and installers to use them. However, they do not comply with any recognised cable standard in the North America, international or European arenas.

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