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Review of Internal Wiring Framework

Issued Date: 15/07/2014

29 August 2014 - Responses received at the close of the public consultation on the Review of Internal Wiring Framework

11 August 2014 - Extension of deadline for submission of comments to the public consultation for Review of Internal Wiring Framework.

15 July 2014 - IDA would like to seek the views and comments from the industry and members of the public on proposed changes to the Internal Wiring Framework.

29 August 2014

At the close of the public consultation on the Internal Wiring Framework, IDA has received the following responses.

Responses Received at Closing Date - 29 August 2014
OpenNet Pte Ltd (456.55KB)
Singapore Telecommunications Limited (110.87KB)
StarHub Limited (147.73KB)

11 August 2014

In view of requests from the industry for more time to submit their views, IDA has extended the deadline for the submission of this consultation till 12 noon, 29 August 2014.

15 July 2014

In 1996, the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (“IDA”) (then the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore) put in place an Internal Wiring Framework (“IW Framework”) to regulate and license persons who carry out internal telecommunication wiring work (“IW Work”) within end-user premises. The IW Framework aims to safeguard end-users’ welfare and protect the integrity and safety of the public telecommunications network, by requiring IW Work contractors to undergo relevant training, as well as to ensure that their wiring work complies with a minimum level of standard.

At present, IDA’s IW Framework focuses on twisted-pair (category 3) cables which support the wire-based public switched telephone network. With the deployment of new access networks, such as the optical fibre-based Nationwide Broadband Network, IDA believes that it is timely to conduct a review of the IW Framework, in particular, to assess whether the IW Framework should be restructured and revised to also focus on the three other types of telecommunication cables that are currently deployed – i.e., coaxial, structured (category 5E and above) and optical fibre cables.

Public Consultation Documents Released on 15 July 2014
Consultation Document on Internal Wiring Framework Review (308.80KB)
Draft Revised Code of Practice for Internal Telecommunication Wiring 2014 (993.31KB)
Draft Guidelines for Internal Telecommunication Wiring 2014 (787.21KB)

All views and comments should be submitted in writing in soft copies (preferably in Microsoft Word format) and shall reach IDA by 12 noon, 15 August 2014.

For each set of comments, respondents are required to include their personal/company particulars as well as their correspondence address. Views and comments should be addressed to:

Aileen Chia (Ms)
Deputy Director-General (Telecoms & Post)
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
10 Pasir Panjang Road
#10-01 Mapletree Business City
Singapore 117438

Please submit soft copies via email to: