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What factors influence the choice of category 5 UTP cable and 100BaseT architecture for the office?

What factors influence the choice of category 5 UTP cable and 100BaseT architecture for the office? And what are the advantage and disadvantage of using category 5UTP and 100BaseT architecture?
All 100 Mbps networks based on copper wire use the Category 5 UTP cable. As you most probably know, Cat 5 cable has become an industry standard primarily because of its significantly lower manual factoring cost and reliability.

In environments were there is intense electromagnetic interference, you can use STP which is the same at CAT 5 UTP, but shielded with an aluminum foil that wraps around the internal wires.

The other alternative would be to use fire optic cable, but then we are talking about 100BaseFX.

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