Correct phone line cable?

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9:35 AM, 18th May 2020
About 3 months ago

Correct phone line cable?

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Correct phone line cable?

I am planning on inserting a phone cable in a property before putting the carpet down, but am still some weeks off completion of the property.

Does anyone know the current recommended cable to go in for a phone?

I Want to do it myself as do not want to start paying for phone services until property is ready to let out.

Thank you for any assistance

Roy



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Neil Patterson

9:41 AM, 18th May 2020
About 3 months ago

Hi Roy,

I found this site >> https://www.elandcables.com/cables/cw1128-external-telephone-cable

It then depends on if being used externally or internally?

The CW1308 is the most commonly used BT-specification interior cable.

CW1128 cables are designed to withstand weather conditions from snow and heavy rain to direct sunlight.

The CW1308B cables' Al/PE screen makes it suitable for outdoor use. BT-approved cable.

Mike W

10:30 AM, 18th May 2020
About 3 months ago

Buy cable from B&Q - relatively easy job.

Ray Davison

14:15 PM, 18th May 2020
About 3 months ago

Is it just for phone or broadband too?

Generic telephone cable cannot reliably support the data speeds of modern broadband, so if you are intending to use it to route broadband from the main BT inlet, maybe to a home office so that you can used a wired connection rather than WiFi (Faster and more reliable and secure) then I would suggest running Cat 6 cable, or even Cat 7 if you really want to future proof it

Ros poldermans

11:25 AM, 19th May 2020
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 18/05/2020 - 09:41
Thank that's what I wonted to know
Roy

Ros poldermans

11:27 AM, 19th May 2020
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Ray Davison at 18/05/2020 - 14:15
Thank that's what I wonted to know
Roy

Badger

11:16 AM, 24th May 2020
About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Ray Davison at 18/05/2020 - 14:15
Correctly specified (CW1308) and installed standard telephone cable is just fine for supporting broadband.

(After all, how do you think it gets from the BT box in the street into the home in the first place?)

What is critical is the quality of the connections between any existing wiring and the new wiring.

Redundant wiring that will not be used should be carefully removed prior to installing the new.

I would always recommend that a decent broadband filter is installed - one that fits into / onto the BT master socket box and not one of the tangling plug-in jobs - especially in tenanted properties as it cannot so easily be interfered with and only costs a few pounds.


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