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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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1000BASE-T Technology

There is a very large installed base of Category 5 unshielded balanced twisted-pair wiring, and the engineers designing Gigabit Ethernet believed that it was very important to create an implementation that could run across 100-meter lengths of high-quality Category 5 cabling terminated by RJ-45 connectors. 1000BASE-T satisfies this need.

Four unshielded twisted pairs (UTPs) are required to attain gigabit bandwidth.

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