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cable categories

Following are the categories for telephone and network cables. HDMI audio/video cables also use category designations (see HDMI).

Categories 1 and 2 are unofficial standards, while Categories 3 to 7 are based on the EIA/TIA-568-B standards. Most new wiring for LANs is CAT5e, an improved version of CAT5. See twisted pair.

CAT    Cable        Bandwidth  Data#     Type          (MHz)     Rate

 CAT1   UTP          Analog voice
 CAT2   UTP          Digital voice

 CAT3   UTP/ScTP/STP   16 MHz   4 Mbps
 CAT4   UTP/ScTP/STP   20 MHz  16 Mbps

 CAT5   UTP/ScTP/STP  100 MHz   1 Gbps
 CAT5e  UTP/ScTP/STP  100 MHz   1 Gbps
 CAT6   UTP/ScTP/STP  250 MHz  10 Gbps/55 m
 CAT6a  UTP/ScTP/STP  500 MHz  10 Gbps/100 m
 CAT7   ScTP/STP      600 MHz  10 Gbps/100 m
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