Google Translate
Cable Waste

When building a new facility or upgrading your network, the old IT cabling infrastructure can become a challenge.

Removing the abandoned cable is clearly the wise course but without the right partner, managing its removal and responsible handling is difficult and resource intensive.

GPS reduces cable abatement challenges to a single call

GPS leverages Siemon's global support resources and worldwide network of qualified, highly trained Siemon Certified InstallersT to manage the entire abandoned cable reclamation process from beginning to end, including:

  • Site assessment and recommendations
  • Cable removal
  • Environmentally responsible disposal/recycling assurance
  • Labor coordination and planning anywhere in the world
  • Single-point invoicing

Why Remove Abandoned Cable?


Code - National code requirements mandate that it be removed or tagged for future use. Many state and local jurisdictions are adopting these requirements.

  • 2002 NEC.
  • 2005 NEC.
  • 2002 NFPA 75: Standard for the Protection of Electronic Computer/Data Processing Equipment.
  • 2002 NFPA 76: Recommended Practice for the Fire Protection of Telecommunications Facilities
  • 2002 NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems.

Safety - Abandoned cable can present a significant fuel load and smoke hazard in the event of a fire


Liability Issues - Facility owners bear the majority of liability for cable installed in their buildings- even if installed by tenants.

Pathway Limitations - Adding new cabling channels over abandoned cable contributes to overfilled pathways, which causes

  • Cable management problems
  • Network performance degradation
  • Airflow damming and reduced thermal efficiency
    • increased cooling requirements
    • increased energy costs

Green Benefits of Removing Abandoned Cable

  • Customers are increasingly being asked to consider the full environmental impact of their infrastructure, including the impact of end-of-life disposal.
  • A move or retrofit is an ideal time to ensure that obsolete cabling is responsibly handled, including:
    • Removal and transport to local recycling/reclamation facilities

24/7 Project Tracking
Easy Request For Quote
Global Support Centers
GPS Americas Support Center
101 Siemon Company Drive
Watertown, CT 06795-0400
United States
Tel: 860 945 4200
GPS Europe, Middle East, and Africa Support Center
36-48 Windsor Street
Chertsey, Surrey
KT16 8AX United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1932 571 771
GPS Asia/Pacific Support Center
Unit 3A, 10 Rodborough Road
Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
Sydney Australia
Tel: +61 2 8977 7500
Free eBook

10 Gig Network Cabling Basics

26-pages, from standards to vendor selection.

» Download eBook