White paper ponders future for balanced twisted-pair cabling
CommScope again weighs in on the future of balanced cabling for data rates beyond 10 Gbit/sec.
A recent white paper from CommScope takes on the current discussion within the cabling industry with regard to the future of balanced cabling for data rates beyond 10 Gbit/sec. The document notes that fiber cabling advocates are (happily) predicting the demise of balanced cabling, while some advocates of Category 7/Class F and Category 7A/Class FA balanced (twisted-pair) cabling are claiming to guarantee support for 40 Gbit/sec. The recent announcement by IEEE 802.3 approving the development of a Next Generation BASE-T (NGBASE-T) application over balanced cabling stands to reignite this discussion, asserts CommScope. The white paper attempts to predict the cabling requirements for NGBASE-T applications.