Network and data cabling 

Installed the right way

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data cabling

At Redbeard IT, we begin all new data and network cabling installs with a consultation where we discuss your business requirements and your current network specifications. This is the first stage in ensuring we provide the most efficient and cost-effective install to suit your network needs.

Our installs are completed to industry standards and we work closely with all of our Oxfordshire clients to ensure complete customer satisfaction throughout the entirety of the project.

Cat5e copper network cable

Cat5e

Supports 10Mbps, 100Mbps, 1Gbps data transfer (up to 100MHz).

The Positive: Low install cost.

The Negative: Starting to be phased out of production, does not support 10Gbps, cross talk, interference.

Cat6 copper network cable

Cat6

Supports  1Gbps, 2.5Gbps and 5Gbps data transfer (up to 250MHz). Cat6 can also support 10Gbps up to 55 metres.

The Positive: Greater performance than Cat5e, less cross talk & interference. Recenlty rated at 2.5Gbps and 5Gbps up to 90 metres

The Negative: Higher costs, limited 10Gbps connection.

Cat6A copper network cable

Cat6A

Supports 10Mbps, 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 10Gbps data transfer (up to 500MHz).

The Positive: True 10Gbps connectivity up to 90 metres.

The Negative: High cost.

Trusted Installs

By approved data cable installers

With new data cable installs, there is a high demand for quick and reliable network speeds. The only way to guarantee high speeds is with an approved network cable installer who understand the product and its specifications. Not only do Oxfordshire’s local Telecoms Engineeers, Redbeard IT, provide a quality service but they have been approved to provide date cable installs by leading industry manufacturers. Because of this guarantee, if we say high speeds, we mean it.

Industry language

Sometimes we use words and acronyms that only those in the industry are aware of. Here are some of the most common, briefly explained.

  • Bit: a 1 or a 0.
  • Byte: 8 bits.
  • Mbps: megabits per second.
  • MBps: megabytes per second.

Things to consider with any install

Cost

First look at what’s required. Is there minimal or high traffic being sent, what network connection speeds are needed and what is the lifespan of the project?

Demand

With a low demand or small traffic, a lower grade cable like Cat5e can be used. If it is a network link with large amounts of data and needs a high bandwidth, Cat6A might be an option to look into.

Requirements

Do you want to provide some future-proofing and redundancy on your network or is it an install to get you up and running quickly?

Contact us today

If you are unsure of the service or install that you require, we can conduct an on-site survey at no cost, providing you with a no-obligation quote. Our cabling team is based in Witney, Oxfordshire and are always happy to give advice. Get in touch with our engineers today.