CAT8 – The Future of Copper Cabling

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After many years in which no major technological innovations have been recorded in the world, copper binding has been approved in 2016 as standards for cat-8 cables that redefine the rules of the game in terms of bandwidth and speed of data traffic (IEEE 802.3bq-2016, ANSI/TIA-568.2-D, IEC 61156-9, ISO/IEC 11801-1/2/3/4/5/6).

The new cables are designed to support the following apps:

  1. 1250 MB 25GBASE-T
  2. 40GBASE-T 2000 MB

The requirement for a higher data transfer rate is perpetual.

These cables are designed primarily to meet the demands on the market for data traffic at higher rates than before and are ideal for use in data centers but not only.

Today, the standard channel line is up to 30 meters long when the PL cable is up to 24 meters long and the jumping cables are a maximum length of 4 meters each. The standard connector is RJ-45, which will also allow for backwards compatibility, so installations of the Cat-8 horizonal cable can already be performed from future vision and design instead of installation of 1200 MB cat-7/cat-7a cables. So even if at the moment the line supports lower standards than Cat-8 in the near future it will be possible to upgrade the line by replacing only the connectors and jumpers and getting an advanced and fast line of communication without the additional costs of installing the re-cable infrastructure.

Another important advantage to note is an excellent fit for uses of PoE apps that include cable fitting for all applications defined in THEEE 802.3 including Type 1, 2, 3, 4, CISCO UPoE & UPoE+, and HDBase-T PoE.

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Roy Ran Qua
lity & Engineering Mana
ger. Bears Marketing (1983)

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