Structured network cabling

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Data is generated and transmitted in unimaginable quantities every day. In 2018, the global data volume was 33 zettabytes (1ZB = roughly 33 billion terabytes), and this is expected to increase to around 175 ZB by 2025 - an annual increase of 27 per cent.

Nothing works without data anymore - keyword Big Data. A fast connection is essential, which makes network cabling all the more important. To remain future-proof, to avoid incorrect installations and expensive cabling extensions, structured network cabling is used.

What is structured network cabling?

Structured cabling or universal building cabling (UGV) is a future-oriented and application-independent network infrastructure for the transmission of data and voice.

The aim of structured cabling is to create a reliable basis for future networks. It should be possible to easily install network components and network extensions should be feasible and flexible. The cabling is based on a uniform and generally applicable cabling structure. In this way, future-oriented requirements are taken into account and reserve capacity is created. Additionally, structured network cabling can be used by different network services. Local networks and telephone services, for example, usually run over the same network cabling.

In comparison, unstructured cabling is oriented towards demand and is tied to specific applications. When switching to a new technology or a new generation upgrade, a cost-intensive and complex reinstallation of the cabling is usually necessary.

The areas of structured network cabling

Premises cabling (primary cabling)

Primary cabling describes the cabling from individual buildings to each other and is usually referred to as campus cabling or premises cabling. The primary area can cover larger distances, provides high bandwidths and transmission rates and only has to take into account a few stations. Due to the long distances and the associated long cables, fiber optic cables with a maximum length of 1,500 meters are usually used here.

In order to better prepare for future developments, it is important to plan for contingencies and to plan the transmission medium in such a way that bandwidth and transmission speed are free to increase. According to the rule of thumb, 50 per cent should be planned in addition to the current demand.

Building wiring (secondary cabling)

Secondary area cabling is cabling of individual floors and stories within a building. This type of cabling is also called building cabling or riser area cabling. The preference for this purpose is fiber optic cables or copper cables with a maximum length of 500 meters. Vertical floor cabling can be used, for example, to connect the individual floor switches of a building with each other.

Floor wiring (tertiary cabling)

Cabling within a floor is referred to as floor cabling. Tertiary cabling takes place between floor distributors and the junction boxes. The cable terminates at the user's workplace in a junction box in the wall, in a cable duct or in a floor tank. The distances are relatively short compared to the primary and secondary areas. Twisted pair cables with a maximum length of 100 meters – 90m + 2 x 5m - are used for these routes. Fiber optic cables are also an option.

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