Network Cable and Optic Distances

Here is a list of common network cable and optic types, together with their distances. The costs are very rough and a little on the low side, I’ll try and update them.

Speed / Base Media Distance Cisco Part Rough Cost
10/100/1000BaseT Cat 5e 100m GLC-T SFP £150
10GBaseT Twinax Passive 1 to 5m SFP-H10GB-CU<N>M £50-£100
10GBaseT Twinax Active 7 or 10m SFP-H10GB-ACU<N>M
10GBaseT Cat 6 55m N/A N/A
10GBaseT Cat 6a (may be too thick for flood wiring) 100m N/A N/A
1000BaseSX OM1 (62.5/125) 220m GLC-SX-MMD £200
1000BaseSX OM3 (50/125) 550m GLC-SX-MMD £200
1000BaseSX OM4 (50/125) 1000m GLC-SX-MMD £200
10GBaseSR OM1 (63.5/125) 26m SFP-10G-SR £400
10GBaseSR OM3 (50/125) 300m SFP-10G-SR £400
10GBaseSR OM4 (50/125) 400m SFP-10G-SR £400
10GBaseLRM OM1 with mode conditioning patch cord (62.5/125) 220m SFP-10G-LRM £400
10GBaseLRM OM3 (50/125) 220m SFP-10G-LRM £400
10GBaseLRM SM 300m SFP-10G-LRM £400
10GBaseLR SM 10km SFP-10G-LR £1500
X2 to SFP+ Converter OneX N/A CVR-X2-SFP10G £80
40GBaseCR4 -> 4x10GBaseT Twinax Passive Breakout 1-5m QSFP-4SFP10G-CU<N>M
40GBaseCR4 -> 4x10GBaseT Twinax Active Breakout 7 or 10m QSFP-4SFP10G-AC<N>M
40GBaseCR4 Twinax Passive 1-5m QSFP-H40G-CU<N>M
40GBaseCR4 Twinax Active 7 or 10m QSFP-H40G-ACU<N>M
40GBaseAOC -> 4x10G Optical Active Breakout 1-10m QSFP-4X10G-AOC<N>M
40GBaseAOC Optical Active 1-15m QSFP-H40G-AOC<N>M
40GBaseSR4 OM3 (50/125) 100m QSFP-40G-SR4
40GBaseSR4 OM4 (50/125) 150m QSFP-40G-SR4
40GBaseCSR4 OM3 (50/125) 300m QSFP-40G-CSR4 £800
40GBaseCSR4 OM4 (50/125) 550m QSFP-40G-CSR4 £800
40GBaseSR BiDi (Bi-Directional over one fibre pair) OM3 (50/125) 100m QSFP-40G-SR-BD £400
40GBaseSR BiDi OM4 (50/125) 150m QSFP-40G-SR-BD £400
40GBaseLR4 SM 10km QSFP-40GE-LR4

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