Benefits of Installing Cat6a Plenum Cable in new Buildings

  • Last modified: February 5, 2024

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Installing cat6a cable in Bulidings

The importance of good quality ethernet cables for local area networks is immense but for new buildings, it is almost a must to install the best cables in the market. Cat6a plenum is one such ethernet cable that comes with a plethora of safety and performance features.

It is fast, safe, and affordable. It is also an everlasting cable that is easier to install and does not require hectic maintenance.

In this blog, we will look into the benefits of using the Cat6a Plenum Cable in new buildings. You will also learn about buying the best cables at affordable rates without compromising on the quality of the product. Let’s get into it.

Cat6a Plenum Cable: Specifications

The Cat6a Plenum Cable, as the name suggests comes with a communications multipurpose plenum (CMP) jacket and 23 AWG bare copper conductors. In some cables, the conductors are solid and in others, they are made out of stranded copper. The former is used in outdoor runs and the latter is used indoors because of their flexibility.

The data transfer rate of the Cat6a plenum cable is 10 Gbps over a length of 100 meters and provides a bandwidth capacity of 750 MHz. Due to the bare copper conductors and top-notch quality manufacturing, it transfers data seamlessly without lag and attenuation. Plus, it entertains almost no electromagnetic interference or crosstalk from other cables in the wired network.

High Performance

The first and most important benefit of the Cat6a Cable is its high performance. It simply has no rivals. Not even the latest categories of ethernet cables, because they are designed for use in data centers and other short-distance transmissions – which means – they cannot perform as well as this cable at both short and long lengths.

The cat6a cable can support 10 Gigabit data transfer effortlessly, and coupled with a voluminous bandwidth capacity, it is an ideal cable for all ethernet applications that require high performance such as PoE.

Although the cable is designed for commercial LAN networks, it can also be used in domestic applications because of the growing demand for high speeds and efficiency in home networks.

Low Maintenance Costs

Ethernet cables in general require high maintenance because usually they are installed in uninsulated harsh environments. So this cable is made with due consideration to this fact.

In any sort of network, the augmented category 6 ethernet cable is guaranteed to last for a long time without requiring any maintenance. But that does not mean it won’t need regular checkups.

Future-proof Network

When you install the Cat6a plenum cable in a building, you can rest assured for many years knowing that any future technologies will be easily integrated into your network infrastructure and that the performance of the cable will be compatible with it.

This is a huge benefit considering the pace of change in the technological landscape. New technologies emerge every single day and with a future-proof ethernet cable network, you get the flexibility to integrate emerging technologies into your network.

Easy to Install

The Cat6a cable is manufactured with a bare copper conductor which is ductile and flexible. This allows for an effortless installation. Also, the plenum jacket is heavy-duty and you do not have to worry about damaging it when running through tricky spaces.

It is also shipped in a long-lasting, sturdy packaging and it can be stored for later use. Since this is a bulk cable, it is common to buy it once and use it as per your requirements.


Safety is one of the most important benefits this cable has to offer. The plenum jacket of the Cat6a cable is made out of LSZH (‘low smoke zero halogens’) materials which are resistant to humidity, heat, and extreme environmental conditions.

It also prevents the propagation of flame in a fire hazard. And it does not emit toxic smoke if it burns – which is very unlikely, given the premium quality of the materials used and exclusive design.

Why NewYork Cables?

NewYork Cables is the leading brand of cutting-edge networking cables and accessories. We are renowned for producing products at market competitive prices that surpass industry standards. In addition to the unmatched quality of our products, we are also known for having the best customer support in the industry. Place your order now or contact us at for more info.

Specification Cat5e Cat6 Cat6a
Cable Jacket Plenum, Riser & PVC Plenum, Riser & PVC Plenum & Riser
Wire Gauge 24-AWG 23-AWG 23-AWG Highly Twisted
Frequencies 350 MHZ 550 MHZ 750 MHZ
Installation Temp 0°C to 60°C 0°C to 60°C 0°C to 60°C
Pairs 4 Twisted Pairs 4 Twisted Pairs 4 Twisted Pairs
Package Easy Pull Box Easy Pull Box Wood Spool
Colors Black, Blue, White, Red, Green, Yellow Black, Blue, White, Red, Green, Yellow Black, Blue, White, Red, Green, Yellow
Sarah Moon

Sarah Moon, our Cat6a expert, demystifies high-speed connectivity with a fresh perspective. Her concise blogs make advanced technology accessible to all.

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