As of January 2017, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) recognize OM5 as within their standards. OM5 is the official designation of a recently released wideband multimode fiber medium. OM5 specifies a wider range of wavelengths to support wave division multiplexing (WDM) technology. It is fully backwards compatible with existing fiber specifications. Learn more about OM5 and how its recognition may affect the cable assembly industry.