10gbase-t Definition


An IEEE standard (802.3an, 2006) for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE). 10GBase-T translates to 10 Gbps (theoretical transmission rate), Baseband (one transmission at a time over a single, shared channel), over Twisted pair media. Specifically, 10GBase-T specifies Cat 6 cable for distances up to at least 55 meters, although distances generally can be extended to 100 meters. Cat 7 cable is expected to extend those distances even farther. See also baseband, Cat 6, Cat 7, channel, Ethernet, IEEE, standard, STP, and transmission rate.

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