Today youâ€™ll find that the distinction between telecom cables and data cables is disappearing.Â In the office telecom cables are one and the same thing with CAT5, CAT5e and CAT6 structured cabling installations.Â Outside they are significantly different â€“ underground telecom cables are armoured and jelly-filled to protect the inner cores where the signals whizz along at the speed of light!Â Catenary telecom cablesÂ are what we see every day looping from GPO poles to our houses.
Previously telecom and datacoms cables were kept separate with telecom cables conforming to the ubiquitous CW1308 standards while computing cables came in a variety of formats such as Token Ring, IBM standard, etc. with 25 way D-type connectors and thickly screened coaxial cable running through the building to specific locations so moving a person with their telephone and computer was a total nightmare!
With todayâ€™s telecom cables relocating staff is a matter of unplugging their kit, shifting it to a new desk and swapping over a few patch leads in the comms room.
At Telephone-Systems-Direct we have had our fair share of telecom installs throughout the UK.Â Weâ€™ll give you frank advice on whether to stick with CW-1308 or utilise CAT-5 splitters where youâ€™ve run out of spare outlets.
Our telecom cables and solutions have the most competitive pricing around.Â Call us for phone systems and telecom cables on 0800 652 8052.