The speed of Cat5e cabling supports high performance networking.
Category 5 enhanced cables can deliver Gigabit Ethernet speeds of up to 1000 Mbps.
Devices connected by the cable, including switches and routers, should also support the desired data speeds.
Cat5e provides a bandwidth of 100 MHz performance, though cables are available with up to 350 MHz capabilities. The cable delivers less crosstalk and interference when compared to original Cat5.
Due to Cat5e speed and affordability, the cable is commonly found in wired local area networks that have high performance demands. It can cost up to 20 percent less than Cat6 cabling.