IEC 61196-6:2021 applies to coaxial communications cables. It specifies the requirements for CATV drop cables for analogue and digital one and two way signal transmission, e.g. for cable networks for television signals, sound signals, interactive services, surveillance & control systems, and satellite television receiving systems according to the requirements of IEC 60728-1, IEC 60728-1-1, IEC 60728-101, IEC 60728-10, ISO/IEC 11801-1 and ISO/IEC 11801-4. This also includes the transmission of BCT signals provided by a CATV, MATV or SMATV cable network. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2009. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- extended scope,
- revised sheath marking and labelling.