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New building - Comms room recommendations

Jamie Hancock
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Hi all,


We are in the process of planning for a new development in a city center. As you can imagine, space is at a premium. When I have designed networks for new developments in the past, I've always specified one cab per floor for various reasons such as, cable length and future expansion, not to mention the issues that come with running cables vertically between floors.


I believe I'm going to experience push back from the project team for the little amount of space my network design requires so, I was wondering if you guys do this same, i.e. a comms room on each floor of a building? If so, what are your reasons for doing so, if not, what did you do instead?


Kind regards,



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Leo Laohoo
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We have comms cabinet per floor. If the floor is >80 long then TWO cabinets per floor.
12-pair (6 core) multi-mode OM4 connecting each floor to the main distribution floor.