Starting late last year we have seen Cat6A demand starting to pick up. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) standard for Category 6A was published in 2008, but the market was initially slow to take off due to high power consumption and cost of first-generation 10GBASE-T PHYs and equipment. However, in the past few years, Cat 6A adoption has increased dramatically, becoming the dominant media type for 10 Gb/s networks. Attached is an assessment from Leviton on why this may be occurring.
Over the years there seems to be a trend of trying to get more and more features from products that started out with just a single purpose. There has been a lot of talk about convergence in the cabling world; some of this has been driven by new technology and market overlapping. Today’s integrator has the ability to install a system that covers phones, computers, security, audio/video and even low-voltage power.
the following is a blog that address these questions courtesy of Bob Ferguson from Belden:
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