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What is CAT6 Cable (Category 6 Cable)?

Updated: Jun 28, 2018

What does a CAT6 Cable (Category 6 Cable) mean ?

A CAT6 Cable ( Category 6 Ethernet Cable ) is a Twisted Pair cable specifically used in a Gigabit (Gb) Ethernet Computer Network. In 2002, It was jointly defined and specified by Electronic Industries Association (EIA) and Telecommunication Industries Association (TIA).

*TIPS : When Picking up a CAT6 Ethernet Cable, Do look out for EIA/TIA Compliant


What is the Application for CAT6 Ethernet Cable ?

A CAT6 Ethernet Cable are mainly used for Home Network or Office Network. In a Network environment reaching a Gb, 1000Mbps or 1Gbps of Data Transfer Speed Rate (DTR) or Higher.


Characteristics of a CAT6 Ethernet Cable

  • It consists of 4 pairs of copper wires, They are all for Data Transfer.

  • Provides a bandwidth of 250Mhz, Speed Up to 10 Gbps, And maybe stretched up to 100 meters in length/distance.

  • It Provides more quality crosstalk and attenuation protection than the previous twisted pair cable versions.

CAT6 Ethernet Cables for Home Network and Office Network

*TIPS : CAT6 Ethernet Cable are supported by Ethernet Networks, Including 10BaseT, 100Base-TX, 1000Base-T, and 10Gbase-T.

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