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Category 6 is an Ethernet cable standard defined by the Association of Associations of Electronic Industries and Telecommunications Industry. Cat 6 is the sixth generation of twisted Ethernet pair cabling that is used in residential and commercial networks. Cat 6 cabling is backward compatible with the previous Cat 5 and Cat 5e specifications.

Category 6 cables support Gigabit Ethernet data rates of 1 gigabit per second. They can accommodate 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections over a limited distance—164 feet for a single cable. Cat 6 cable contains four pairs of copper wire and uses all the pairs for signaling in order to obtain its high level of performance.

Other basic facts about Cat 6 cables include:

  • The ends of a Cat 6 cable use the same RJ-45 standard connector as previous generations of Ethernet cables.
  • The cable is identified as Cat 6 by printed text along the insulation sheath.
  • An enhanced version of Cat 6 called Cat 6a supports up to 10 Gbps speeds.

GIBS provides the Best CAT 6/networking cabling in Delhi/NCR that extends the installation of CAT6 wires for setting up ethernet networks for home and office.