PABX System

By gtymz ·
i have to make a plan for netwoking a new biulding for my company. I need advice on what type of networking cable to use that will be able to support a telephone system. Cat5 or Cat6.

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to PABX System

Both should be able to support a telephone system, depending on the requirements of the PABX. Usually the same type of cable is used for data and voice, in physically separate cables so that each workstations has one data outlet and one telephone outlet. Data and voice cables are terminated differently and patched to data outlets or voice outlets on your patch panel, if the PABX is next to your data switches and servers.

If you have a choice and if the cost is not an issue, go with CAT6 because it is certified for faster network speeds: CAT5 is certified for 100Mbps whereas CAT6 can support Gigabit Ethernet or 1000Mbps. If you do not need Gigabit speeds, CAT5 should be adequate.

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