Mixed High-Speed Ethernet Operations over Different Categories of Bundled UTP

By Ethernet Alliance

This white paper summarizes details from the testing worst case scenarios, methodologies, system configurations, and equipment usage of Category 6A/Class EA UTP cable mixed with Category 6/Class E UTP cable. It also addresses the concerns and unanswered questions with test data, interpretations, and conclusions. Finally, it presents the reality and value to end-users, designers, consultants, integrators, and installers of Ethernet LAN and structured copper cabling systems.