Cat8 seems set to become the new copper technology for rack-level interconnects in the data

  • Category 8 cabling is shielded.
  • Cat8 bandwidth up to 2 GHz
  • Cat8 will support 25G and 40G at 30-meter range
  • Bodies ISO and IEC have designated two cabling variants cabling variants. Category 8.1 Class I &
    Category 8.2 Class II
  • Category 8.1 connector COMPATIBLE with the RJ45 jacks.
  • Category 8.2 connector NOT BACKWARD COMPATIBLE with the RJ45 jacks only with ARJ45 or

Source: LinkedIn