Category 6

By mlande5 ·
I've been in the Networking field now for about
10yrs. I recently went back to school to start
working on my degree in Computer Studies. We
recently went over the various EIA/TIA
Category's for Cabling ie. Cat 3,5,5e,6,6e.
What 6e? Has anyone heard what cat 6e is
suppose to be? I know Cat 6 and 6a but can't
find standards for 6e.

So is the book screwed up or what?

Thank you for your responses.


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I think you'll find it's a new standard

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Category 6

That has been introduced as Data Speeds get faster.


Max Data Transfer Rate
Up to 500 MHz
(field-tested to 500 MHz)

Usual Application
Support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GBASE-T.) May be either shielded (STP, ScTP, S/FTP) or unshielded (UTP). This standard published in Feb. 2008.
Minimum for Data Centers in ISO data center standard.

The same as CAT7

Max Data Transfer Rate
600 MHz
1.2 GHz in pairs with Siemon connector

Usual Application
Full-motion video
Government and manufacturing environments
Fully Shielded (S/FTP) system using non-RJ45 connectors but backwards compatible with hybrid cords.
Until February 2008, the only standard (published in 2002) to support 10GBASE-T for a full 100m.


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Thank you

by mlande5 In reply to I think you'll find it's ...

Very Nice. Thank you I appreciate the response.


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Your Welcome Glad I could be of some small help. <NT>

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Thank you

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