White Paper: Cat 8 will play major role in 25G & 40G Ethernet

Category 8 is being developed to support 25 and 40 Gbps speeds over short (up to 30 m) distances. ANSI/TIA 1152A, an update to the 1152 standard for field test instruments used to test balanced twisted-pair cabling, was approved for publication in October 2016, and provides specifications for instruments used to test Category 8 cabling. IEC 61935-1, the international equivalent of the testing standard, is also being updated.


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Categories: Copper, Fiber, FOTC, SCN

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