Networking & Communications

Category 6A: The Cabling of Choice for New Installations

Provided by CommScope

Category Networking & Communications

Type White Paper

Length 7

Publish Date August 20 2017

Date posted February 14 2018


Since their introduction in 2004, Category 6A systems have become the smart technical choice for any new installation supporting Power over Ethernet or data rates above 1 Gbps. However, while many of these new technologies will still work on Category 5e and 6 cables, anyone planning deployments with long-term usage should consider Category 6A cabling to ensure application performance isn’t limited. This white paper explores the past and present of data communications and discusses the benefits of Category 6A over its predecessors.

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