IEC 61196-7:2021 applies to coaxial communications cables. It specifies the requirements for cables for broadcast and communications technologies (BCT) cabling in accordance with ISO/IEC 11801-4 for use in cabled television distribution networks operating at temperature between −40 °C and +70 °C and in the frequency range from 5 MHz to 6 000 MHz.This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2011. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- extension of frequency range up to 6 GHz,
- revised sheath marking and labelling,
- a table with typical cable characteristics was added as annex B.