Comparing Network Cabling
The term Cat5e refers to the Category 5 Enhanced cabling standard for networks. Cat5e cables are often utilised within Ethernet infrastructures to support 10BASE-T (Ethernet), full-duplex 100BASE-TX (Fast Ethernet), and 1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet) networks. Cat5e technology provides a performance of up to 100 MHz. The Cat5e cable standard shares similarities with the earlier generation Cat5. Both of these cable categories contain twisted pairs of copper wire for transmitting signals. Their bandwidth is also the same. The difference between the Category 5 cable and Category 5 Enhanced cable is in performance specifications. The Cat5e twisted pair technology meets stricter specifications regarding factors such as crosstalk (signal interference between lines) and loss of signal strength.
We install fully tested cat 5/6 networks, we also offer a termination only service if required.
A Cat 6 network uses higher quality cables ans is mainly used for computer networks reaching a Gb, 1000 Mbps or one Gbps of data transfer speed (DTR) or higher. Cat 6 is backwards compatible with Cat 5 devices. Characteristics are as follows:
Consists of four pairs of copper wires, which are all utilized for data transfer
Provides bandwidth of 250 MHz, speed up to 10 Gbps and may be stretched to 100 meters in length
Provides more enhanced crosstalk and attenuation protection than its previous twisted pair cable versions.
The Cat 6 cable is supported by Ethernet networks, including 10BaseT, 100Base-TX, 1000 Base-T and 10 GBase-T.