Data Cabling

Data Cabling

Fibre optics and Category-6 copper. Voice and data cabling can present technical challenges. Smart-Wired cabling knowledge and experience allows your business to achieve the right result.

Being a 'Certified 3M Installer' we are able to offer a 25 Year Performance Warranty on your data cabling.

Data Cabling

Your cabling investment represents a significant but small portion of your overall IT budget. With Smart-Wired on board you will generate leverage by setting in place the right foundation necessary to keep your network running efficiently and effectively.

Smart-Wired are qualified. Regular in-house training, up to date supplier acreditation courses and teaming with the right people backs up our confidence.

Many businesses through out the greater Waikato have benefited from our 20 years Data Cabling experience and project based Lifetime Cabling Warranty.

Call about your next project (07) 858-3939.



A typical customer is the small to medium business. The most frequent services called for include...


  • Business relocation
  • Cabinet Upgrades
  • Adds, moves and changes
  • Cabling tidy ups
  • Network cable faults


  • Fibre Optic Cabling
  • Category Six Cabling
  • Cabinets and Patchpanels
  • Telephone, PBX & VoIP Cabling
  • Design and Build Solutions
  • Engineered designs
  • Firm Proposals

We have available a wealth of experience to get your business set, to keep you up with the pace of change.

Call now for more information on your next cable job, maintenance or fault issue at (07) 858-3939.

Your calls are most welcome.


Before & After


Common Questions

  • What is the difference between Category 5e and Category 6?
    The difference between Category 5e and Category 6 is in the transmission performance and extension of the available bandwidth from 100 MHz for Category 5e to 200 mHz for Category 6.
  • Why wouldn’t I skip category 6 and go straight to optical fibre?
    You can certainly do that and it is recommended between buildings and over long runs, however for general workstations you will find that a fibre system is still very expensive.

    Ultimately, economics drive customer decisions, and today optical fibre cable together with optical transceivers and leads are about twice as expensive as an equivalent system built using category-6 and associated copper electronics. Installation of copper cabling is more craft–friendly and can be accomplished with simple tools and techniques. Additionally, copper cabling will still support the emerging Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) power standard under development by IEEE 802.3 af. EIA & TIA International Standards Authorities.

    However, having stated that. Fibre is a long term "clean" medium able to support ever increasing bandwidth demand, over distances (<90 metres) and most significantly not suseptible to EMI/RFI induction the eternal bain of all telecommunication signals.