CAT5 & CAT 6 Structured Network Cabling

Network Cabling (cat5 / cat5e /cat6 / cat6a and beyond)

There is so much choice when it comes to structured network cabling and it can be confusing deciding which ones to use. How do you know which cables will do the job the most effectively? Is there a different structure for cabling in a home compared to an office?

Mistakes in the structure of your cabling network can result in your data network coming to a complete standstill and means that your business loses valuable data. Careful planning is essential for making sure that this does not happen, and we can help with this.

Midlands Cabling can help with installing CAT5, CAT6 and beyond correctly and we can also upgrade your current data network. We can also carry out certified testing on your cabling, ensuring that it is free from faults, and allowing data to move smoothly throughout your business.

Contact us to learn more about our structured network cabling services.


Cable Specifications


UTP CategoryData RateMax. LengthCable TypeApplication
Cat 1upto 1Mbps-Twisted PairOld telephone cable
Cat 2upto 4Mbps-Twisted PairToken Ring networks
Cat 3upto 10Mbps100mtsTwisted PairToken Ring & 10BASE-T Ethernet
Cat 4upto 16Mbps100mtsTwisted PairToken Ring networks
Cat 5upto 100Mbps100mtsTwisted PairEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Token Ring
Cat 5eupto 1Gbps /1000Mbps100mtsTwisted PairEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Cat 6upto 10Gbps100mtsTwisted PairGigabit Ethernet, 10G Ethernet (55mtr)
Cat 6aupto 10Gbps100mtsTwisted PairGigabit Ethernet, 10G Ethernet
Cat 7upto 10Gbps100mtsTwisted PairGigabit Ethernet, 10G Ethernet (100mtr)



We have extensive experience in the design, installation and testing of a wide range of high quality structured cabling systems from leading manufacturers including Brand Rex, Connectix, Excel and HellermannTyton.

These copper cabling systems include:

Category 5e / Category 6 / Category 6A

The above portfolios of structured cabling systems are available in UTP/F-UTP/U-FTP/S-FTP/F-FTP.

All products are designed to the current ISO and EIA/TIA standards and are intended to deliver reliable, high network performance over link distances of up to 90 metres.

Whatever your requirement, our professional cabling staff will be pleased to survey to define your needs and provide a proposal, free of charge.  We work with leading manufacturers and industry trade representatives, so you can be sure that the designed system will be installed using the latest transmission media and installation practices.

Also, to guarantee the quality of our installations, we can offer fully warranted systems for product/product & performance ranging from a 15 to 25 years.


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