Communications Cable & Connectivity Association

CCCA is the voice of the structured cabling industry. Leading manufacturers of cable and connectivity products, distributors, and material suppliers have joined together in CCCA to inform, educate and provide thought leadership on vital issues and topics. 

Latest News

CCCA is a sponsor of the Ethernet Technology Summit
For the latest on open-source switching, high-speed interfaces, 25/40/100/400G Ethernet, and more.
April 14-16, 2015 Santa Clara, CA

Graybar, Hitachi Cable, Prysmian Group, and Teknor Apex Join CCCA
These four new members join the twenty-two other leading corporations in the work of the organization.
New Members Press Release  

Watch this space for the announcement of the winner of the CableCheck Game and the GoPro camera! 

2015 NFPA 90A - Brief summary, as it relates to cables in plenum spaces.
Read summary

UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Communications Cable (Release 14PN-08)
UL Public Notice

Risk, Responsibility and Reputation: What You Need to Know about Non-Compliant Cable

CABA’s iHome and Buildings addresses the safety, performance and liability risks associated with compliance.

CABA article_Non-Compliant Cable

International Effort to Stop Counterfeit and Non-compliant Cables

CCCA research and activities were presented to the European Union (EU), world law enforcement and customs officials – Europol, Interpol and World Customs Organization.

Europol Conference Press Release

STEP Foundation and Green Building Initiative Team Up to Promote Building Sustainability
Through GBI, the structured cabling industry can expect greater recognition of environmental sustainability for cable and connectivity products and new commercial opportunities.
View STEP Announcement 

Hot Topics

Actual Case Encounter with Counterfeit Cable Certification
CCCA is raising the alarm again and cautioning by citing real-life failures with copper clad aluminum (CCA) communication cables offered by low cost, online suppliers.
Press Release 

The Dangers of Cutting Corners
Inside Networks  features expert commentary on copper clad aluminum issues.
Article PDF 

Copper Clad Aluminum White Paper Published
Wire & Cable Technology International  publishes "Potential Liability for Contractors Installing or Manufacturers Marketing Falsely Labeled Copper Clad Aluminum" white paper.
White Paper Article PDF

Cabling the Data Center - Follow the evolving discussion on evaluating structured cabling (SCS) and Top of Rack configurations.
Written to aid end-users, design professionals, and contractors.
White Paper
Free on-demand Webcast
SCS vs. Top of Rack - Mission Critical Article
In fat-tree switch fabric architecture - CI&M Article

Non-Compliant & Counterfeit Cable: A Risk Too Real to Ignore

BICSI’s ICT Today  discusses how staying informed and maintaining a degree of due diligence can make or break your reputation in this industry. Includes case studies of real encounters with counterfeit cable.
Non-Compliant Cable Article in ICT Today