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Dear Prof Cleggsan

Can we utilise Cat6 cable for backbone network similar to Fiber optic cable?

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Prashant

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http://www.hca.hitachi-cable.com/cables/backbone-cable.php

According to Hitachi in the above link Cat6 can be used.  It says:

"Cat 3, 5e, 5a, 6, or 6a for Backbone Cable?

Cat3 Cable is only used as a voice backbone cable between telecommunications rooms. It is not used to carry data. Because of this, the most efficient and future-proof solution for telecommunications backbone cable that can carry both voice and data is cat 5e, cat 5a, cat6, or cat 6a cable."

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