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Three Top Reasons to Choose Cat 6A Cable for Your Installation

by Teddi Strassburger on June 23, 2023

People Energetically Working TogetherWe like to provide information that makes it even a little easier to make decisions that will best support your company's current and future needs. One decision you'll need to make when upgrading your building or building a new one is what cable you'll deploy. This cable will need to enable communication and connectivity throughout your building, so it's a big decision to make. Today, we're looking at three reasons to choose Category 6A cable for your installation with CommScope. 

First, Cat 6A is built to be future-ready. This means that it's able to meet your current demands and continue to support you and your business as those demands increase. Cat 6A has a longer lifecycle than Cat 5 or Cat 6, so you won't need to make as many replacements, even as your bandwidth and power requirements grow. If you're looking for a sustainable solution, the reduced turnover makes Cat 6A a solid choice. 

Second, Cat 6A supports higher speeds and expanded bandwidth. Many applications, like NBaseT and in-building wireless, require those higher speeds and expanded bandwidth, making Cat 6A an ideal solution. In-building wireless systems, for example, need wires in the background to provide all that wireless connectivity, and Cat 6A supports the multi-operator and multi-technology coverage and capacity that we have all come to expect. It's also able to enable the 10 gigabit applications emerging in the market, so it's ready for future challenges as well. 

Third, Cat 6A is recommended, or even requested, by many industry standards. For example, ISO/IEC 11801.5 (data centers) and 11801.6 (distributed building services) both request using Cat 6A cable tested to Class EA channel performance. In other areas, like Intelligent Buildings, Wireless Access Points, Data Centers, Healthcare facilities, Education facilities, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and more, Cat 6A is strongly recommended. Choosing Cat 6A allows you to meet these standards and provide efficient services to all who use your building.

Selecting the right cable for your building is essential to meet your communication and connectivity needs. Category 6A cable is a future-ready, high-speed, and industry-standard option that can meet your network's current and future demands. With its longer lifecycle, expanded bandwidth, and support for emerging applications, Cat 6A cables, like CommScope's SYSTIMAX line, can provide services to all who use your building. Contact your local Accu-Tech representative to learn more or visit the CommScope page on our website. 

Topics: Cat 6A Commscope future proof CAT6a

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