Copper cabling cat. 7

Choose the best network cable

The easy solution, of course, is to buy the largest and most expensive network cable, but since there can be a big price difference on the cables, you can save a lot of money by buying only the cable that fits the purpose.

It is worth noting that a modern router and PC have a network card that can transfer at 1 gigabit per second – thus you will still not be able to utilize the capacity of a network cable that can, for example, transfer at 10 Gbps if you just need the cable to connect the computer to your home network.

Below you will find an overview of what the newer types of network cables are capable of in terms of transmission speed, cable length and bandwidth.

Copper cabling cat. 7

Cat 7 cable is the enhanced version of cat. 6 cables that support up to 10Gbps or 10 gigabits per. second. These speeds make it attractive for new network installations that require the transfer of larger data packets.

Kat. 7

Cat 7. cable, can be used up to 600 MHz while cat. 6a can be used up to 500 MHz.

Along with improved insulation against interference, cat. The 7 cable is capable of conducting a 10 Gbps transmission over 100 meters of cable.

Newer cables are more future-proofed

If you are going to make fixed installations, it is a good idea to future-proof them and use a network cable from one of the latest categories.

The installations often have to sit there for many years, and it is very likely that your equipment in 10 years will operate at far higher speeds than is the case today.