How the telco cabling industry reached Cat6 and beyond

• • cabling standards, data transmission

Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6… what does it all mean? They’re categories of twisted-pair Ethernet cable, of course, but all twisted-pair Ethernet cables are not created equal. These Cats are all part of one big happy family of copper cabling standards defined jointly by the Electronic Industries Alliance and the Telecommunications Industry Association, and defined in TIA/EIA-568. […]