Low Voltage Cabling plays an important role in Structured Cabling. Let’s find out the different types of Cables. As we all know a data cable is just the transfer media that allows transmission of packet data between a transmitter and a receiver. Unless you are familiar with cable wires, you may not know that there are several different types of data cables. Each different wire type has a purpose suited to it.


Telephone cable is made from two pairs of copper wire that are twisted together and wrapped together in a plastic sheeting to prevent interference. These wires are made specifically for basic telephony voice data.


The most common cables used are the Cat5 or Cat6 cables because they are used to transfer both voice and data. They are made from four twisted copper wires that are then in turn, wrapped together and are quickly replacing 2-Pair wire because of their flexibility.


Known as a backbone cable, 25-pair cables have 50 copper wires paired off and twisted like 8-pair cables. These are cables that run from the demarcation point (or the interface between customer-premises equipment and network service provider equipment), the spot where utilities come into a building, to a distribution device. An advantage to these cables is that they can also be bundled together to make super bundles. There are lots of ways to go when you install multi pair cable so smart consideration and planing are essential.

Coaxial Cable

Coaxial cables carry cable television from home to home and business to business. Coax is a copper wire that is wrapped in insulation and shielded to best protect data being transferred from interference.

Fiber Optic

The fiber optic cable is the only cable that does not to use copper in its manufacture. The cables transmit data via light pulses and are thin made of strands of glass or plastic. Fiber optic cables are another type of backbone cabling due to the required expertise to install. These types of wires deliver a very high-speed Internet service.

Other common associated hardware, patch wires and connectors are common to data cabling. To trust your data connection will be reliable, call the Cabling Canada, the data cabling experts for your data cabling needs.