What is network cabling?

Network cables are used to connect and transfer data and information between computers, routers, switches and storage area networks . These cables are essentially the carrier or media through which data flows.

There are different types of communications cables, and the appropriate type to use will depend on the structure and topology of the overall architecture of the system. The most commonly used types of communications cables are dominated by what is referred to as “twisted pair cable”. In local area networks; typically office environments, retail and commmercial sites, copper commincations cabling, i.e.,twisted pair cable is by far the most commonly used type of cable.

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What does a Network Cabling installer do?

Network cabling engineers and installers, carry out the physical installation and where required, they also maintain a range of network systems. Installers may be asked to work externally and may be asked to install utility poles. towers and dig underground trenches to physically contain the cable. This external work may use many different types of equipment such as cranes, cable ploughs, augers, trenchers, borers, and digger derricks. Those installers that work within a building or premises are no less important and in many ways, their work is equally important, as very often, they may be tasked with installing other network equipment and actually set up the service for clients. They may also be responsible for maintaining other links and have to possess some electrical installation knowledge.

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