Data cabling

Data Cabling & Fibre Networks

Fast and Reliable Data Cabling Installations

A network cabling infrastructure that is fit for an always-on digital age is crucial to supporting business critical functions and connecting to customers across the world. High availability and optimised performance are fundamental to the success of every business.

We help businesses avoid expensive downtime and ensure high availability at key milestones in the business, which include:

  • Relocating to new premises
  • Upgrading or expanding your IT network
  • Changing and improving an existing data cabling network

Our Cabling solutions include:

CATEGORY 5e STRUCTURED CABLING (“CAT 5e”)

CAT5e has been the industry standard for many years, but has largely been surpassed by Cat 6. It will still suffice for many business needs but the marginal cost between Cat 5e and Cat 6 means that new installations rarely use Cat 5e cable. We’re happy to oblige any requirements where Cat 5e matches existing cabling.

CATEGORY 6 STRUCTURED CABLING (“CAT 6”)

CAT6 cable is now the default standard of 95% of data cabling installations in offices. The cable can carry data speeds of up to a Gigabit, over a 100m distance, and up to 10Gb over shorter distances (40m max). Because these speeds are far higher than external (i.e. internet) speeds, Cat 6 will suffice for virtually all SME & corporate network requirements.

CATEGORY 6a STRUCTURED CABLING (“CAT 6a”)

Used in environments where high bandwidth (10Gb standard) is required, Cat 6a is more expensive than Cat 6, and is subsequently only used in high demand environments.

CATEGORY 7a & CATEGORY 8 STRUCTURED CABLING  (“CAT 7a & Cat 8”)

Still, in its infancy, the CAT 7A & Cat 8 cable is capable of speeds of up to 40 Gigabit. Expensive compared to Cat 6 and Cat 6a, but provides far greater bandwidth than the other standards.

All of the standards are backward compatible, e.g. Cat 6 patch leads will work on Cat 5e cabling.

FIBRE OPTIC NETWORKS

Fibre can carry 10x the amount of data over 20x the distance in a single core, reducing installation time and material bulk. Fibre optic networks provide a robust and future-proof solution that’s designed for the data-hungry digital era of VoIP calls and video conferencing. Our most common applications are for point to point links between buildings, and fibre-to-the-desk in offices transmitting large volume files

Why Businesses choose LG Networks

At LG Networks we listen, so that you get the data cabling solution that’s tailored to your needs. With over 20 years’ experience in voice, security, and data cabling installation, we are established experts in the industry.

Together with our partners, Excel and Connectix, we offer full Fluke testing and a 25 year guarantee on all data cabling and structured cabling networks installed by us.

We have vast experience of data cabling installations for schools, local and central governments and international brands. We are proud to have managed significant infrastructure projects including:

  • The Shard
  • The Savoy Hotel
  • Olympic Delivery Authority

If you would like advice or want to discuss the best options for your business, please contact our team of experts.

FEATURED CASE STUDY

Royal Opera House: Data moves and changes

 

THE CHALLENGE

The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden contacted LG Networks to relocate over a hundred live, active network cables from a high profile, grade-one listed building and re-route them to allow for extensive building works to commence (which would otherwise have compromised the security of the network). Before the re-routing could take place, we had to tactically scope the area of the existing network.

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