unshielded twisted pair cable

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The cable that is used to connect devices in a local area network. It is often referred to as UTP and it consists of four pairs of cables which are twisted with a different number of pairs per inch in order to minimize interference. A major disadvantage of this type of cable is that it may react to radio or electrical interference. A version of this cabling known as shielded twisted pair cable has been developed to overcome the problems with electrical interference.

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