Cat5e, Cat6 & Cat6a Network Cabling

Category 5e (Cat 5e), Category 6 (Cat 6) & Category 6a (Cat 6a) cable are twisted pair high signal integrity cable types. These types of cable are used in Structured Cabling for Computer Networks and is also used to carry many other signals such as telephony and video. Cat 6 is also backward compatible with Cat5e. Compared with Cat 5e, and Cat 6 features more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise. The cable standard provides performance of up to 250 MHz and is suitable for 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX (Fast Ethernet), 1000BASE-T/1000BASE-TX (Gigabit Ethernet) and 10GBASE-T (10-Gigabit Ethernet).

Installations are required by law to use Cat5e LSF (Low Smoke and Fume)/LSOH (Low Smoke Zero Halogen) Cable in residential, hospital and all new builds. Existing sites can expand using Cat5e as a cost effective alternative. West Comms have the experience, knowledge and equipment to provide the right Network for you.

West Comms has provided, expanded and replaced Cat5e, Cat5e LSF, Cat6 and Cat6a Cabling (EXCEL, CONNECTIX) to varying businesses throughout the South West including educational establishments, MOD Buildings, Hospitals, Offices, Factories, Care/Residential Homes and Privately owned Luxury Homes since the early 90’s in accordance with BS EN50173 and BS EN 50174. More recently, Data & Fibre Cabling to CCTV installations for Farms in remote locations.

All our installations are fully tested in accordance with BS EN 50346 using high performance Lantek II test meter with printable reports from single line through to fully detailed. All Tests conform to the requirements of BS EN 61935-1:2009. 

For further details including reference sites in your area please call on 0800 1303 547, alternatively contact for help and advice on your specific requirements.