Networking twisted pair (TP) cables are types of cables that come in pairs that are twisted. The twisting is used to reduce crosstalk and magnetic interference. They are the most common types of ethernet, CCTV, and telephone networking cable. They are simple to configure and cheaper compared to other types of guided networking media.
Twisted pair cables are cheap and simple to configure and used. However, they have low data transmission speeds and suffer from electromagnetic interference. They are characterized by having pairs that are twisted and color-coded. Cables are also categorized depending on the speed and distance of data transmission.(more…)