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#603856 09/13/16 04:13 PM
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Final Category 8 cabling specification has just been approved but the cables are not expected to be available for another 2 or 3 years. Click here for article.

Category 8 certifiers should start at around $8000 each. Hurry up and order yours!

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The cat 8 certifiers will be much cheaper after the cat 9 and 10 cable comes out.

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Yuk yuk good one! Anyone interested in buying a slightly used T-bird?

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Why do we need cat 8

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More importantly, why do we need CAT6?


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Because the IT "professionals" say so. And we all know they are smart because they have certifications hanging on their walls and their bosses kiss their asses.

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Or because CAT 6 has far greater capacity?

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Originally Posted by EV607797
More importantly, why do we need CAT6?


Ed -

If I've said this before then I apologize, but...

Type out "The quick brown fox..." in notepad, wordpad and ms word. Then save the results and look at the file size.

NOBODY corporate sends email that they didn't write first in MS word. Then when you include the fonts, the pictures and the graphics, you see why the networks get overloaded.

Not to mention the corporate culture of downloading videos (and porn) at the office.

To paraphrase an old saying:

You can never be too rich, too thin or have too much bandwidth.

In the corporate world, if you're the IT manager and the CEO can't download...something... because of a slow network, you're going to get a reaming, at the very least - if not fired!

As a telecom professional - rejoice in this! We thought we'd all be out of work forever once we put in 100mbs Cat 5 cable plants! Cat 8 should take you through retirement!

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Cat 6 made sense to me because it broke the gigabit barrier, officially. Sure, Cat 5 will run gigabit quite nicely, but it isn't certified to do so. In the corporate world, it's what is perceived to be that gets the traction, not what actually is.

To be honest, I missed the boat on this one. I thought, for sure, the Category cable releases would stop at 6 and fiber would be going to the desktop. I know IEEE has committees making plans for Cat X into the future, but there is a physical limit to the bandwidth over UTP that is fast approaching. A simple sweep test shows the limits are being pushed now.

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Originally Posted by Rcaman
Cat 6 made sense to me because it broke the gigabit barrier, officially. Sure, Cat 5 will run gigabit quite nicely, but it isn't certified to do so. In the corporate world, it's what is perceived to be that gets the traction, not what actually is.

To be honest, I missed the boat on this one. I thought, for sure, the Category cable releases would stop at 6 and fiber would be going to the desktop. I know IEEE has committees making plans for Cat X into the future, but there is a physical limit to the bandwidth over UTP that is fast approaching. A simple sweep test shows the limits are being pushed now.

Rcaman

Fiber to the desktop sounds good in theory but is very expensive to deploy. The typical office user is fine (and will be) with gigabit speeds but get into architects etc. and it begins to make sense.


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