Network Cabling

Network Cabling or Structured Cabling forms the backbone for any business’ internal network; even where Wi-Fi is the order of the day, the quality of the cabled installation will still form the basis of the network reliability.

DBS Technology is proud to be able to offer high quality structured cabling installations at all sizes of businesses. Our network cabling teams pride themselves on doing neat and tidy installations which are completed timeously due to their immense combined experience.

We can install networks using CAT5e up to 1Gb/s or Shielded CAT5 cable for areas where a lot of background or magnetic noise would otherwise interfere with network traffic signals. We have extensive experience when it comes to installing CAT6 or Shielded CAT6 networks as well, where the client wishes to future proof his organisation and get it ready for 10Gb/s local throughput.

We specialise in new installations however, we are only too happy to fix existing installations and get them up to a standard that would be acceptable to even the biggest players in the industry. Our IT Network Support teams are here to assist you regardless of your request or current situation.

DBS Technology offers many Wi-Fi solutions for any business size, from centrally managed, large Wi-Fi networks through to small networks which span only a handful of rooms. A decent and reliable Wi-Fi network gives the client the ability to move around his or her office freely without the need to plug in cables and the flexibility to always be connected to the internet and other local resources.

Once the Network Cabling & Wi-Fi installation is complete, our advanced networking team, will implement network security on your private network, which can limit access to the internet for various staff members or guests and create Virtual LANs inside your organisation which will allow you to segment your network in whichever way your organisations deems fit.

You can rest assured that DBS Technology will leave your network secure and reliable.

We are proudly partnered with CiscoDell & HP for switch installations; UbiquitiCiscoHP & Mikrotik for Wifi Installations & MaxximMolex & Legrand for Structured Cabling Installations

The Differences Between CAT5, CAT5e, CAT6 and CAT6a Cables

What do these designations mean? “Cat” is the abbreviation for “category” relating to the various network cables that are available to you, should you want to implement network cabling. Not all Ethernet cable is created equally. Any of these network cables (CAT5, CAT5e or CAT6) will be able to provide you with a network connection, but distinguishing which one is the correct one for you is important. CAT cable is a twisted pair cable used for carrying signals.

CAT5 cable is used for computer networks as Ethernet in structured cabling. It can handle connection speeds of 10/100 Mbps, classifying it as fast Ethernet, and has a bandwidth of a frequency up to 100 MHz. CAT5e, also known as CAT5 enhanced, is the most commonly used network cable when it comes to new installations. It is used to reduce crosstalk on quite a large scale. Crosstalk refers to signals on different channels that interfere with each other. CAT5e can handle 1000 Mbps speeds, classifying it as Gigabit Ethernet, at a frequency of 100 MHz.

CAT6 is suitable for up to 10 gigabit Ethernet at a frequency of 250 MHz. CAT6 reaches speeds of 10 Gbps over 33-55 metres of cable. CAT6 is equipped with an internal separator to better-isolate the issue of crosstalk. The “a” in CAT6a represents “augmented” which indicates the improvement in specifications from CAT6 cable. CAT6a also reaches speeds up to 10 Gbps over 100 metres of cable. It also reaches a frequency up to 500 MHz. Data transmission bandwidth is doubled from 250 MHz to 500 MHz from CAT6 to CAT6a cable. Greater reliability and transmission speeds are provided by CAT6a cable. Often, CAT6a cables are shielded, unlike most CAT6 cables, which makes them ideal for use in industrial environments.