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UTP Cable


UTP stands for Unshielded Twisted Pair cable. 

Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cables are widely used in the computer and telecommunications industry as Ethernet cables and telephone wires. 

In an UTP cable, conductors which form a single circuit are twisted around each other in order to cancel out electromagnetic interference (EMI) from external sources.

Unshielded means no additional shielding like meshes or aluminum foil, which add bulk, are used.

They are typically used in computer networking such as Ethernet for short-to-medium distances because of their relatively cheap price compared to optical fiber and coaxial cables.