Category 8 cabling solutions have arrived, with the ability to support new 25/40GBASE-T networks. It’s impressive that the same tried-and-tested twisted pair cabling and RJ-45 interface that delivered 10 megabits per second 15 years ago still play an important role in next generation networks.

But what are the practical applications for Cat 8? Where will it be deployed? First of all, these cabling systems make sense for applications requiring speeds greater than 10 Gb/s. This goes beyond the capabilities of Cat 6A, which has the performance specifications and flexibility to handle 10 Gb/s or slower speeds. leggi tutto