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What’s Driving Category 6A Adoption?

Starting late last year we have seen Cat6A demand starting to pick up. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) standard for Category 6A was published in 2008, but the market was initially slow to take off due to high power consumption and cost of first-generation 10GBASE-T PHYs and equipment. However, in the past few years, Cat 6A adoption has increased dramatically, becoming the dominant media type for 10 Gb/s networks. Attached is an assessment from Leviton on why this may be occurring. Read more: