Businesses turning to converged networking - Network cables
Writing for The Register, Trevor Pott said that as firms push their cabling further, the requirements become more exacting.
He said that deploying CAT 6 cables right is "more difficult" that the old Cat 5 – and this may mean more network supplies are needed.
"There is less margin for error, better tools are required, the cost of certification testers climbs," Mr Pott stated.
"The same is true throughout the enterprise. RJ-11 phones are disappearing, replaced by IP phones dependent upon (at minimum) CAT 5. Fibre Channel is evolving, and even USB has several generations of cabling to keep track of."
Add in various flavours of fibre optics, coaxial, InfiniBand and so on, and converged networking starts to make a great deal of sense, he stated.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Beverley ward city councillor Dave McCobb recently urged KC to expand its fibre broadband network to Hull University.
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