Difference between Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) and Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) cables.


Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP)

Unshielded Twisted Pair or UTP are twisted pair cables and are used to transmit both data and voice as their frequency range is suitable for transmission. UTPs are more cost effective and are not needed to be grounded.

Shielded Twisted Pair (STP)

Shielded Twisted Pair or STP are also a twisted pair cables but are required to be grounded, wants more maintenance, have high data trasmission capacity and are more costly then UTP.

Following are some of the important differences between Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) and Abstract Classes in Scala.

Sr. No.KeyUnshielded Twisted Pair (UTP)Shielded Twisted Pair (STP)
1Full forUTP stands for Unshielded Twisted Pair.STP stands for Shielded Twisted Pair.
2GroundingGrounding cable in not required.Grounding cable is required.
3Data Transmission RateData Transmission Rate is slower than STP.Data Transmission Rate is very high.
4CostUTP cables are cheaper.STP cables are expensive.
5MaintenanceLow maintenance cost in case of UTP.High maintenance cost in case of STP.
6NoiseNoise is high in UTP.Noise is quite less in STP.
7CrosstalkPossibility of crosstalk is very high in UTP.Possibility of crosstalk is quiet low in STP.
Published on 15-Apr-2020 07:53:46