Data Cabling

Domestic and Commercial Data Cabling Installation

If you’re looking to install data cabling on the Goldcoast, this is a good place to start. The critical foundation to building an efficient and scalable network is the data cabling which connects all of the network devices. Without efficient and organised highways to move the data, the traffic will become congested and chaotic resulting in issues which are often very difficult to find.

It cant be overstated how important it is to get the foundational cabling component correct. If you’re looking to build a network, using certificed cabling installers who implement best practices is the best place to start.

The backbone of your network may be built on:

  • Ethernet (Cat 5, 5e, 6, 6a, 7 etc)
  • Optical Fibre (OM-1, OM-3, OM-4 etc)
  • Point to Point Wireless Links


HCS is able to offer a full range of Data Cabling and Optical Fibre solutions installed by experienced and certified technicians.

Ethernet Cabling

Ethernet cable comes in a number of different varieties depending on your network requirements. The varieties are called standards and these standards have been introduced and improved upon as the demand for speed has increased. The following is a quick summary of the standards and the speeds which can be achieved:

  • Cat 5 = 10/100 Mbps
  • Cat 5e = 1 Gbps
  • Cat 6 = 1 Gbps
  • Cat 6a = 10 Gbps
  • Cat 7 = 10 Gbps

It is critical to understand which cable is best suited to meet your requirements and it is equally important to ensure that it is installed in accordance with best practice in order to achieve the above maximum speeds.

Damaged or correctly installed cables can in worst cases bring down an entire network and often the fault is incredibly hard to track down. Our team at HCS are experts at installation and fault finding your cabling.

One thing that most people don’t realise is that Ethernet cable generally has a maximum distance of 90m. There are ways that this can be overcome and one of those ways is with Fibre Optic Cable. Take a look at our cabling gallery for pictures.

Fibre Optic Cable

Similarly to Ethernet, Optical Fibre cable standards have evolved over time. It is equally important to understand the options and which is best suited to your requirements. There are two main types, Optical Muli Mode (OM) and Optical Single Mode (OS).

The main key differences between Single Mode and Multi Mode fibre are below:

  • Multi Mode – Multiple Light Paths, shorter distances (typically up to 1km)
  • Single Mode – Single Light path, Longer distances (typically up to 100Km)

Within each of Single Mode and Multi Mode, there are additional standard cable types which have also evolved over the years as speed requirements have increased. The following summarise the standards:

  • Multi Mode – OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4 and OM5
  • Single Mode – OS1 and OS2

Discussion of the speeds which can be expected over given distances is beyond the scope of this page, the important detail to note is that not all standards are the same. It is very important to install fibre cable which will meet your requirements now and in to the future.

Joining or splicing and terminating Fibre cable is a highly specialized skill. If it is not done correctly, tested and certified you will not get the expected speed and throughput results. Our data cabling team are certified to install and test fibre optic cable to the highest quality standards.

To discuss your project and requirements get in contact with the team at Horder Communications Solutions on the Goldcoast. Take a look at our Fibre Optic gallery for images of our work, data cabling on the Goldcoast.