How Much Does it Cost to Install Data Cabling in Melbourne?

In the world of data points and data cabling, there is seldom a one-size-fits-all solution. Every project has unique demands to be met, every client is different, and customised solutions are best to meet diverse data communications requirements. 

So, price? Evidently, it’s not that simple to give a clear answer. A variety of factors influence the cost, but understanding these helps to form an idea of what to expect.

Cable type

Network cabling comes in a few forms to meet the needs of particular environments. There is the copper twisted pair – Cat 5E, Cat 6, Cat 6A, Cat 7 and Cat 8 structured cabling systems – and fibre optic cabling networks (including desktop and backbone cabling).

ETHERNET CABLE PERFORMANCE SUMMARY 
CATEGORYSHIELDINGMAX TRANSMISSION SPEED (AT 100 METERS)MAX BANDWIDTH
Cat 3Unshielded10 Mbps16 MHz
Cat 5Unshielded10/100 Mbps100 MHz
Cat 5eUnshielded1000 Mbps / 1 Gbps100 MHz
Cat 6Shielded or Unshielded1000 Mbps / 1 Gbps>250 MHz
Cat 6aShielded10000 Mbps / 10 Gbps500 MHz
Cat 7Shielded10000 Mbps / 10 Gbps600 MHz
Cat 8Shielded25 Gbps or 40Gbps *2000 MHz
* 25 Gbps for Cat 8.1 and 40 Gbps for Cat 8.2.

Cable Path

The existing building layout will determine where the network cabling can be installed. Data cabling that can be drawn into conduit attracts the lowest cost, followed by solutions fixed to cable tray, tied to catenary wire in ceiling space and finally, underground cabling.

Cable Length

Once the type of cable has been identified, the length will play the next factor in pricing. The longer the cable length, the greater the price, which, depending on the type and installation requirements, will be somewhere between $4 to $19 per metre.

Quality Infrastructure

On top of the specs, the provider makes all the difference. Properly installed voice and data cabling to meet high demands for internet connection and data usage should always be done by experts. Not just cabling experts but consultants able to discuss goals and expectations and custom design solutions that meet those needs.  

Data Cabling Melbourne

EDSA works with clients to produce cabling plans that meet cost and energy management needs, in addition to cabling requirements. Our team is fluent in building integration, with a wealth of experience in many diverse environments.


For a quote on Melbourne’s state-of-the-art cabling systems, contact the team at EDSA today.