Data Cabling and Fibre Optic Cabling FAQ's

Data Cabling and Fibre Optic Cabling

What Services Does Samsung Communications Centre Provide?

The following Fibre Optic Cabling Construction Service are provided by Samsung Communications Centre:

  • Fibre Optic Cabling Installation
  • Fibre Optic Cable Termination
  • Fibre Optic Cable Splicing
  • Full scope design and maintenance for Fibre Cabling
  • Conduit rodding and cable pulling
  • Underground conduit construction


What Fibre Optic Cable Installation Types Does Samsung Communications Centre Provide?

The following Fibre Optic Cable Installation Types are provided by Samsung Communications Centre, Brisbane:

  • Fibre optic cabling
  • Fibre Optic Cabling of Premises for Data Networks
  • Indoor - Fibre Optic Cabling
  • Outdoor - Fibre Optic Cabling


What Is The Difference Between CAT 5 Cable and CAT 5e Cable?

CAT 5 cable and CAT 5e cable have a number of differences with the most important being:

Network support - CAT 5 cable will support 10/100 Ethernet i.e. Ethernet and Fast Ethernet. CAT 5e cable will support Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet. CAT 5e Cable is completely backwards compatible, and can be used in any application in which you would normally use CAT 5 cable.

Less cross talk - Cross talk is the electrical interference that results when one wire's signal effects another wire's signal. CAT 5e cable has been improved over CAT 5 cable in this respect, and cross talk has been greatly reduced.

Bandwidth - This is directly related to network support, in the sense that the bandwidth is the information-carrying capacity of a system. The greater the bandwidth, the greater the information-carrying capacity in a given period of time. CAT 5e cable is rated at 350 megahertz, and it is this increased bandwidth (compared to CAT 5 cable) that allows it to support Gigabit Ethernet.


Should I Use CAT 5 or CAT 5e Cable?

If in doubt, we would suggest using CAT 5e cable as it is completely backwards compatible. The improvements made in CAT 5e over the original CAT 5 Cable are significant and you can't lose out by making the choice to use CAT 5e instead of CAT 5.


What Factors Affect Cat5e Cable Performance?

The performance of Cat5e cable can be impacted by a number of things as follows:

  • The quality of material - some installers, in an effort to increase profits will use the cheapest Cat5e cable available which ultimately will cause issues for you down the track.
  • Some cable makers use cheap Cat5e cable for the construction of Cat5e patch cables, and Cat5e crossover cables, in order to maximize their profits and provide a cheaper option for customers. Beware as the cheaper grades of cable in many cases run at less than half the speed of high quality cable.
  • Network equipment can also impact the performance of Cat5e cable. A network will typically operate at the speed of the slowest device in it.

For service or advice on your Data Cabling and Fibre Optic Cabling needs contact Samsung Communications Centre.