There’s plenty of wiring behind the latest generation of wireless networks – Cabling Install

With multi-gig a reality for users of 802.11ac technologies, whether that reality is now or sometime in the future, the horizontal cabling that provides the backhaul for wireless transmission must be able to support, at a minimum, the same speed. In late 2013 the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) published Telecommunications Systems Bulletin TSB-162-A Telecommunications Cabling Guidelines for Wireless Access Points. Produced before 802.11ac Wave 2 equipment hit the market but after the technical capabilities of Wave 2 were known, TSB-162-A recommends the use of Category 6A twisted-pair cabling or Om3 optical fiber cabling to support wireless LANs. The document also contains information about using multiple equipment outlets to support a single access point.

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Categories: Cabling, Copper, Fiber, SCN, Wireless

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