Copper Cable Distances

The distances achievable using the different categories of Copper cables are illustrated in the following table. Stranded and Solid are characteristics of the conductors and affect the performance.

The figures for Stranded cables are approximate and vary considerably with the quality of the cable:

Ratified StandardSpeed AchievableTransmission FrequencyDistance (Stranded)Distance (Solid)
Cat5eUp to 1Gb100MHz65m100m
Cat6Up to 1Gb250MHz65m100m
Cat6aUp to10Gb500MHz65m100m
Cat7Up to 10Gb600MHz65m100m
Cat7aUp to 40Gb1000Mhz65mTBA
Cat8*Up to 40Gb1.6GHz – 2GHz30m

* Cat8 is yet to be a ratified standard

Universal Networks supplies both pre-assembled and un-terminated UTP and STP copper networking cables.

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