Who doesn’t want to browse the internet at lightning speeds or download files in one go? This can only happen when superfast Cat-6 cables connect your network devices to the web.
Category 6, known in short as Cat 6, is the sixth generation of twisted pair Ethernet cabling that connect multiple network devices in our homes or businesses. Devices such as modems, routers, computers and servers are connected through Cat 6 cables and hence they are also called network or LAN cables.
An improvement over earlier versions, Cat-6 cables are designed to offer faster data transfers while maintaining signal integrity. This is crucial for mission-critical applications where downtime is not an option. As the demand for high-speed internet connectivity and reliable data transmission continues to grow, Cat 6 cables have become popular due to the following reasons:
Cat 6 cables can transmit data at speeds up to 10 Gbps (gigabits per second) which is twice the speed of Cat 5e cables. This makes them ideal for high-bandwidth applications such as video streaming, online meetings and heavy file transfers.
Cat 6 cables offer improved performance compared to earlier Ethernet cables. As they minimize crosstalk, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) they are more reliable and efficient for speedy data transfers. They also greatly reduce the chances of errors or packet loss during transmission.
As Cat-6 cables are made with higher quality flame-retardant polymer materials they do not burn easily in the event of a fire. With thicker construction than their predecessors, the cables are corrosion resistant to water and moisture and hence their lifespan is greatly increased.
The best part is Cat 6 cables are backwards compatible (can be paired with Cat5e, Cat5 and even Cat3 equipment) and are designed to support future expansions in network construction. They are also a good choice for businesses who wish to advance or upgrade their IT infrastructure given their ability to handle higher bandwidths.
Offering speedy and uninterrupted performance, Cat6 is generally a better choice and worth the small premium in price for large networks. Due to this they are a popular and cost-effective solution in both residential and commercial applications.
Meant for larger networks
As Cat 6 cables can transmit data over longer distances than earlier versions without losing signal quality, they are ideal for use in larger networks that require high-speed data transfer. They can be used in data centers, healthcare, commercial offices and even large industrial settings where motors, generators or wireless devices could cause significant signal interference.
If you are wondering where to go for your network cabling requirements, then you are in the right place.
At Electric way, a leading Dubai electrical company, we offer a wide choice of cabling options from electrical cables, earthing cables to networking cables and cable management accessories. Our range of Cat 6 cables are compatible with most networking devices and can be purchased in different lengths with pre-installed connectors or as bulk cable to be terminated with connectors later.
If you need more information about the categories of ethernet cables, feel free to contact us on +971 4 817 0777 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org