Cat6/6A Network Cable Compatibility

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A major stumbling point in high-speed network installation is the incompatibility of Cat6/6A connectors and Cat6/6A cable. The TIA-568 specification calls for cabling electrical characteristics but leaves the physical construction to the manufacturer. This leaves “standard” RJ45 connectors unable to accommodate newer and enhanced cables, even though they are “Cat6/6A” connectors, designed for the high-speed electrical characteristics.

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