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3 Computer Cable Options

Do you want to install a computer network in your building? There are 3 types of computer cabling solutions: fibre optics for infrastructure, copper cabling for workstations, and WiFi (wireless) for travelling within your facilities. Each of these options has its advantages, and ited will tell you which one suits you best.

Learn more about the different types of computer cables.

Fibre optics

Fibre optics is an important type of communication cable consisting of several optical fibres used for data transmission. This data is transmitted in the form of light pulses that pass through tiny glass tubes.

There are single-mode and multi-mode fibre optics cables. Single-mode fibre optics cables have a smaller core and can only propagate one light beam at a time over long distances. Multi-mode fibre optics cables have a larger core that can carry several rays of light at a time over shorter distances.

Fibre optics cables are more efficient than copper cables. They can deliver the same types of signals, but with a wider band and at faster speeds and higher frequencies.

Copper wiring (also known as twisted pair)

Twisted pair is a type of computer cabling in which two conductors of the same circuit are twisted together. This provides protection against crosstalk. There are shielded (STP) and unshielded (UTP) twisted pair cables. Shielded (STP) cables have metal foil wrapped inside each pair of wires. This gives them a higher noise resistance than unshielded twisted pairs.

The most commonly used UTP cables are Cat-6, Cat-6A, and Cat-7. Learn about the difference between CAT6 and CAT6a cables.


Wireless technologies have advanced exponentially in recent years, with WiFi, in particular, becoming increasingly sophisticated and indispensable. WiFi allows computerized devices such as computers and smartphones to be connected to the computer network via radio waves.

ited is a leader in the installation of high-performance WiFi for businesses. We have proven products, and with our purchasing power, we offer attractive solutions of all sizes.

Our computer cable installation service

Do you need computer cable installation? Our experts are at your service to install your structured cabling system in your building. Contact us and we will provide you with a quote.

Why trust ited?

For more than 20 years, ited has been providing cabling services to support the operations of Canadian companies. We have more than 60 highly qualified professionals to provide you with advice on integrating innovative technological solutions to support your growth.

Our mission is to provide you with innovative technological ideas and state-of-the-art communications infrastructure while respecting and protecting the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.

ited maximizes, globalizes, and concretizes communications in a highly comprehensive concept.

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