Gartner Research

Identifying When 10-Gigabit-Capable Structured Cabling Is Justified

Published: 16 August 2007

ID: G00150323

Analyst(s): Andy Rolfe

Summary

Several vendors of structured cabling are promoting 10-Gigabit Ethernet-capable UTP cabling systems, but most user PCs are still connected over Category 5e cabling and 100-Mbps Ethernet. This document provides updated guidance on cabling system selection.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Ethernet Standards
  • Cabling and Switch Lifetimes
  • Cabling Systems Options
  • Recommendations

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