The network of cables which helps us connect to anyone in any part of the world, through a landline, is called voice cabling. These phones find applications both in our homes as well as in our offices.
Voice cabling, also known as telephone cabling, is a basic network of wires and other devices that links your building to the centralized telephone switches, present all around the globe. The global web of switches allows you to connect and talk to your colleagues, friends and loved ones.
With evolving times, the cabling used for voice connectivity also changed. In the past, metallic cables were used which were later on replaced by traditional CW1308 connections.
More often these days structured cabling is used internally and externally from the building go the exchange we see the use of Fibre Optics.
Traditional voice cabling
These are the most common types of telephone cables used in the market, mainly due to their low prices and ease of use. Main types of traditional voice cables are:
FCC68/CW1311 – These are soft wires with plugs at their ends. Unlike the metallic copper wires, these don’t require any hard wiring; instead can be simply plugged into the loops available in your landline phone.
CW1308 – This cable has pairs of wires separated from each other on the basis of colour coding. If can be used both for voice connectivity as well as the internet, which is why it is one of the very popular cables in the market.
Structured Cabling / VOIP
Structured cables, also known as network data cables, are found to be very popular in the market of voice connectivity for traditional phones and VOIP systems. They provide a complete telecommunication infrastructure, thus allowing us a faster voice and internet connectivity. It allows Network Technicians to easily switch between data and voice.
Cat 5e – This cable connection is an enhanced version of its predecessor (Cat 5), as a result of which you can enjoy faster connectivity with minimum disruption, due to impeded crosstalk, in the telephonic activities.
Cat 6 – Functioning at 250 Mhz, this cable standard provides enhanced performance levels and cabling architecture. With Cat 6 cabling, the rate of data transfer can reach speeds amounting to 1 GB.
Due to high speed, lesser loss of data, and many other useful features it is growing in application at a very rapid speed. Currently Fibre cables are running the back bones of voice cabling, all external cabling is being replaced with Fibre. Since the data is sent in the form of light, therefore a large amount of information can be sent from one place to the other in very short span of time. Fibre optics are non-conductive which is why there is very little or no distortion in the voice. Internally it is more common to use copper cabling to each desk phone.
Areas we cover
We have been fortunate enough to carry out cabling works throughout Europe. We cover ALL areas within the UK and Europe, majority of our work is in the following areas: Coventry (Warwickshire), Nuneaton (Warwickshire), Leicester (Leicestershire), Rugby (Warwickshire), Leamington (Warwickshire), Solihull (West Midlands), Birmingham (West Midlands), Redditch (Worcestershire), Worcester (Worcestershire), Tamworth (Staffordshire).
The first step would be to get in touch with us so we can then assess your requirements. Depending on what work needs to be carried we can then arrange a survey or meeting and provide you with a competitive quotation. After acceptance, we will carry out the following:
After a full onsite survey, we will be able to determine the most efficient route for your cabling. Containment will depend on where it is being installed. For below ground installations, containment will be single or bundles of ducting. Above ground installations; we use cable trays, catenary wiring and external trunking. Internally we can mount cabling on ceilings, walls, suspended ceilings and purpose mounted poles. We will ensure the cables are ran neatly as with any equipment that is mounted. We use Cable Trays, Cable Baskets and Trunking.
After a survey has been carried out we can determine the exact length and requirement of the cable. After an install date has been decided – we will ensure our engineers are on site first thing to begin works, ensuring all health and safety procedures are adhered to during the install. The installs can be in a number of forms; internal, external or underground. Depending on where the install will take place, we will provide and install containment to suit.
After install, we will go ahead and terminate cabling. Before we complete, we will carry out comprehensive testing.