06 May CAT5e and CAT6 installation for your business
At Brightlec we have designed, installed and maintained several hundred computer data networks. We specialise in all aspects of electrical work and we can provide to you a fully featured network cabling installation solution no matter your technical requirements. We will also maintain your cabling network and test and troubleshoot for you and modernise your network as new technologies emerge.
How we can help your business
We have a great deal of experience with CAT5e and CAT6 cable. We have successfully installed such cable in over a hundred projects for the IT and professional sector. Our CAT5e and CAT6 installation services are suitable for operations big and small and we will visit your business to assess what you need for free and provide you with a quote. So whether you need several thousand feet of cable installing in a complex network or a few hundred feet of cable installing in a small office, you can put your confidence in Brightlec to do a top job.
What is CAT5, CAT5e and CAT6 cabling?
If you are reading this on our blog, then you are likely already the beneficiary of CAT5 or CAT6 cabling. CAT5 and CAT6 cabling is most commonly used to connect computers to modems and ISPs. CAT5 cable has become obsolete in recent years and has been replaced with CAT5e cable which is some 10 times faster than CAT5. CAT6 cable can handle up to 10 Gigabits of data over 164 feet of cable. There is also something called CAT6a cable which can maintain a 10 Gigabit connection speed over 328 feet of cable.
Which type of cable is best?
We recommend CAT6 and CAT6a cable wherever possible. These cables are more futureproof than the CAT5e equivalent. The only real downside to CAT6 and CAT6a cable is cost, which is why in many computer data networks it serves as the backbone to networks as opposed to being run to workstations. CAT5e is a good option however because it gives you plenty for the money; although it will become obsolete faster than CAT6 cable. Most of the installations we work on today include a combination of CAT6, CAT6a and CAT5e cable.
Find out more about our services today
To set up your free assessment or for help and advice regarding CAT5e and CAT6 cabling in your business, simply call our team today on 0113 894 1968 to get started.