Bulk Ethernet, Coaxial, Audio, and Power Cable - Cat 5E, Cat 6E, Cat 6A, Cat 7A, Cat 8


We offer a full spectrum of Bulk Ethernet cable which somes in 1000 foot rolls.  Our Bulk Ethernet cable includes the folling varieties: Category 5E (Enhanced), Category 6, Category 6E (Enhanced), Category 6A (Augmented), Cat 7A and Cat 8 LAN cable.  All Category varieties are offered in Unshieled (UTP) Riser Rated (CMR) and Plenum Rated (CMP), Shielded (FTP) Riser Rated (CMR), Shieled (FTP) Plenum Rated (CMP), and Direct Burial Shielded and Unshielded.  These varieties are also offered in both Solid Conductor and Stranded Conductor.  

Our bulk cable exceeds the standards of ANSI/EIA/TIA 568A/B. This cable is used on vertical cables, horizontal cables, backbone cables, patch cords, and connecting work areas.  They perform all application standards of networks such as 10BaseT, Fast Ethernet, 100Vg-AnyLAN, Token ring, TP-PMD, 100Mbs CDDI, ISDN, ATM155, ATM622, Gigabit Ethernet and a variety of MHz 100MHz.

Ethernet Cable Basics:

Category 5 Cable
Category 5e cable is an enhanced version of Category 5 that adheres to more stringent standards. It is capable of transmitting data at speeds of up to 1000 Mbps (1 Gigabit per second).

Category 6 Cable - 
Category 6 cable was designed to perform at frequencies of up to 250 MHz and offers higher performance for better transmission of data at speeds up to 1000 Mbps (see comparison chart below). Some properly installed Category 6 cable will also support 10 Gigabit speeds, but likely with limitations on length (look for our upcoming Category 6A / 10 Gig tutorial).

Augmented Category 6 (6A)
Category 6A cable is the latest twisted-pair cable type defined in February 2008 under the newest version of the TIA 568-B standard (568-B.2-10). Category 6A operates at frequencies of up to 500 MHz and can support transmission speeds at 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps).

UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) - 
Used primarily for data transmission in local area networks (LANs), UTP network cable is a 4-pair, 100-ohm cable that consists of 4 unshielded twisted pairs surrounded by an outer jacket. Each pair is wound together for the purposes of canceling out noise that can interfere with the signal. UTP cabling systems are the most commonly deployed cable type in the U.S.



Solid vs. Stranded Cable : 

Solid-conductor cable is designed for backbone and horizontal cable runs. Use it for runs between two wiring closets or from the wiring closet to a wallplate. Solid cable shouldn’t be bent, flexed, or twisted repeatedly. Its attenuation is lower than that of stranded-conductor cable.

Stranded cable is for use in shorter runs between network interface cards (NICs) and wallplates or between concentrators and patch panels, hubs, and other rackmounted equipment. Stranded-conductor cable is much more flexible than solid-core cable. However, attenuation is higher in stranded-conductor cable, so the total length of stranded cable in your system should be kept to a minimum to reduce signal degradation.