Cat6a Riser Cable Unshielded: Why Should You Buy It?

You have probably heard about the importance of Cat6a cable but have you heard about the importance of Cat6a Riser Cable Unshielded, what exactly it is, where it is used and why? If you haven’t heard about it, this article is for you. 

We will discuss the augmented category 6 cables in detail. From their definition and basic characteristics to their cost and performance in high capacity business ethernet networks.  Let's dive in. 

What is Cat6a Riser Unshielded Cable?

The Cat6a riser is the augmented category 6 ethernet cable which is an enhanced version of the Cat6 cable. It has a riser jacket that features four twisted pairs of 23 AWG bare copper conductors. The cable is specifically designed for business and domestic networks with a high-performance requirement. 

It follows EIA/TIA 568 A and B wiring protocol and terminates in an RJ45 Keystone Jack. The overall cable is a significant improvement over the previous categories of ethernet cables and so it costs a little more than its predecessors as well. However, if you are buying for a business network, the bargain is totally worth it. 


To ensure premium quality and superior performance, the cable comes with a bare copper conductor that is ideal for high performance and lasts longer. Bare copper conductors are the cutting-edge conductive material for electrical and networking cables. They are ductile, malleable, and corrosion-resistant. 

In networking cables, they are responsible for highly efficient data transmission and long-lasting use. They ensure that none of your data packets are lost while transferring data and that the cable does not overheat which might cause a fire hazard. These factors are important to consider if you are establishing a business network and are also not less important for domestic networks as well.   

Unshielded Twisted Pair

The riser-rated Cat6a Cable features 4 unshielded twisted pairs of conductors with a size of 23 AWG. the tight twists in the conductor pairs reduce interference and EMI. 

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Riser Jacket

The cable comes with a thick communications multipurpose riser (CMR). It is highly resistant to heat and has self fire extinguishing features. Additionally, it is also water and humidity-resistant which ensures longevity.

The riser jacket material is flexible for indoor runs. It is specifically designed for indoor contained spaces such as the inside of walls, between floors, elevator shafts, etc. Installing this cable in these spaces is also important because the jacket material can emit toxic smoke in case of a fire hazard. Although the cable is designed to prevent the fire from spreading, prevention is important. 

Why should you buy 1000ft UTP Cat6a Riser?

There are many reasons why the 1000ft Cat6a riser unshielded is best for business or domestic settings but its 10 G performance, PoE++ supportability, and cost are the top features.

10-Gigabit Performance

As mentioned, this cable is designed to transmit data seamlessly at high speeds and its overall design allows it to achieve high speeds up to 10 Gigabit. Over a run length of 100 meters, you can effortlessly achieve data transfer speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second. 

However, note that if your broadband connection supports speeds lesser than this, you won't achieve these high speeds. Because the cable is simply designed to support broadband 10 G connections.

10-gigabit Ethernet is ideal for business applications but because domestic networks are also employed to run businesses from homes, it is also the best choice.

PoE, PoE+, PoE++

Coupled with 10-gigabit ethernet, bulk Cat6a Riser UTP also supports Power over Ethernet applications. You can use it to connect electronic devices with your network without connecting a separate cable for electric power.

It is noteworthy that if you need to run PoE connections, copper cables are vital. It is not supported on CCA cables, so the bare copper conductor of this cable is ideal for all of your PoE devices such as IP security cameras. 


Given the value that this cable returns, its price is almost nothing. This Cat6a Riser Cable is available in multiple colors for easy cable management and costs almost nothing for a bulk cable. Additionally, it is packaged on a sturdy wooden spool which makes it easier to install and store. 

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