Cat5e/6 Cable Work

TNBN Cat5e (enhanced) & Cat6 structured Cable work

TNBN engineers install and maintain cat5e and Cat6 computer and voice networks – For a FREE Site survey worth £350 contact us today on Freephone 0800 019 5562 or write to us via the contact us page.

Cat5e/6 Cable Work FAQ’S

What is the difference between CAT5E and CAT6 cable?

The general difference between category 5e and category 6 is in the transmission performance, and extension of the available bandwidth from 100 MHz for category 5e to 200 MHz for category 6. This includes better insertion loss, near end crosstalk (NEXT), return loss, and equal level far end crosstalk (ELFEXT). These improvements provide a higher signal-to-noise ratio, allowing higher reliability for current applications and higher data rates for future applications.
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The general difference between category 5e and 6 is the transmission performance, and extention of the available bandwidth from 100 MHz for category 5e to 200 MHz for category 6. This includes better insertion loss, near and crosstalk (NEXT), return loss and equal level far end crosstalk (ELFEXT). These improvements provide a higher signal to noise ratio, allowing higher reliability for current applications and higher end data rates for future applications.

Category 5E (Enhanced Network Cable)
Bandwidth up to 350MHz
Supports 10/100/1000 Ethernet (Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet)
Backwards compatible with CAT5 cable
Reduced crosstalk compared to CAT5

Category 6 Network Cable
Bandwidth up to 550MHz
Supports 10/100/1000 Ethernet (Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet)
Backwards compatible with CAT5/CAT5E cable
Reduced crosstalk compared to CAT5/CAT5E

CAT5E cable is most commonly used today, as it’s fast and economical. Visibly, you will notice a difference between CAT5E and CAT6 because CAT6 has a cross-shaped plastic separator in the middle, separating each twisted pair for reduced interference.

CAT5E supports Gigabit networking, but CAT6 is certified for Gigabit networking and will perform better over longer distances. Keep in mind that your network is only as fast as your slowest component, so unless every piece of your network (routers, cables, etc.) supports Gigabit Ethernet, you will not be able to reach those speeds.

What is the difference in cost between CAT5e and CAT6?

TNBN supplies a 305 metre barrel of Titan CAT5e cable for £59.99 + vat

TNBN supplies a 305 metre barrel of Titan CAT6 cable for £99.99 + vat

Will category 6 supersede category 5e?

Yes, analyst predictions and independent polls indicate that 80 to 90 percent of all new installations will be cabled with category 6. The fact that category 6 link and channel requirements are backward compatible to category 5e makes it very easy for customers to choose category 6 and supersede category 5e in their networks. Applications that worked over category 5e will work over category 6.
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