This article has opened my eyes to a future where a single fibre cable can have multiple cores. The future of Ethernet is yet to be determined as the IEEE community fights over whose technology patents will be used so that revenue from FRAND licensing can justify their own positions. So while we wait for […]
When installing Fibre Optic cable care must be taken to ensure that cable is not bent beyond a certain radius. Most people believe this is to prevent breaking of the fibre core but there is a worse scenario.
I’ve talked bit about the problems of using Category 6 copper cabling in the data centre. The sheer size and weight of the cable is a serious problem. Here are some photos showing the comparison of Category 5 and Category 6 cable bundles.
This is only partially true and the user is mostly correct. The author is mostly wrong. When you bend a Cat6 cable, there is a high percentage (>70%?) chance of the damage to the internal copper core.