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ALSO CALLED: Ethernet, 100BASE-T, 10BASE-T, IEEE 802.3, 10/100 Base-T, 10BASE-2, 802.3
DEFINITION: 1000BASE-T is Gigabit Ethernet (1 gigabit is 1000 megabits per second) on copper cables, using four pairs of Category 5 unshielded twisted pair to achieve the gigabit data rate. 1000BASE-T can be used in data centers for server switching, for uplinks from desktop computer switches, or directly to the desktop for broadband applications. A big advantage of 1000BASE-T is that existing copper cabling  … 
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ETHERNET CABLE DEFINITION (continued): …  can be used instead of having to rewire with optical fiber.For Gigabit Ethernet, industry offerings include these types of wiring:1000BASE-SX (a short laser wavelength on multimode fiber optic cable for a maximum length of 550 meters)1000BASE-LX/LH (a long wavelength for a "long haul" fiber optic cable for a maximum length of 10 kilometers) 1000BASE-ZX (an extended wavelength single-mode optical fiber for up to 100 kilometers)1000BASE-CX (two pairs of 150-ohm shielded twisted pair cable for a maximum length of 25 meters)1000BASE-T (four pairs of Category 5 unshielded twisted pair cable for a … 
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