The Category 6 Ethernet cabling standard is also known asCat6. It is a twisted pair Ethernet technology. The Cat6 cable is fully backwards compatible with the lower category standards of Category 5, 5e and 3. A Category 6 cable is designed for improved performance over Category 5 and adheres to more stringent specifications in the areas of crosstalk and system noise than its predecessors. The Cat6 standard delivers the maximum performance of 250 MHz, compared to the Category 5 and 5e specifications of 100 MHz. Cat6 cables provide infrastructure for the following networks: 10BASE-T (Ethernet), 100BASE-TX (Fast Ethernet), 1000BASE-T/1000BASE-TX (Gigabit Ethernet) and 10GBASE-T (10-Gigabit Ethernet).