Historically telephone system cabling was a totally separate infrastructure to the IT services within a building, however in today’s world bandwidth, speed requirement and flexibility are a requirement not just for computers but for the new world of IP phones.

Today’s infrastructure uses a structured cabling concept, using a mixture of CAT5E/Cat6 and fibre optics, to deliver this bandwidth. This means that bandwidth for whatever purpose is delivered to the desk top straight from the main IT area. Structured Cabling is a vital component in today’s information-based environment, the use of Structured Cabling, using high performance components, can offer long-term support for the delivery of the most demanding network solutions.

Whether your network is five computers or spread across multi buildings or floors, Independent Telephone Services can provide the copper and fibre cabling needed to connect voice and data across the whole of your network. There are 2 main methods of delivery of your infrastructure, CAT5e/Cat6 and Fibre Optic cabling.


Cat5e /Cat6 cabling, otherwise know as data cabling, voice cabling and structured cabling, is suitable for computer data, telephony, audio and visual communications. The difference between the 2 is based on data throughput.

Fibre Optics

Fibre optics are the keystone to good connectivity and point to point quality of service, with virtually unlimited bandwidth and solutions for all distances. Fibre optics make point to point connectivity simple and reliable in all environments. With the advent of new more efficient optical grades and the ever decreasing cost of active components, fibre has become the norm when linking Server rooms to Nodes, remote areas or buildings and even providing connectivity directly to the desk.