eBay Berlin

Data Cabling of new Building in Berlin

Contract Value


  • Cat6
Project Description

eBay required a new cabling system for its new J9 HQ building in Berlin. This was to be based upon the eBay US model of cabling and would form the 1st of many similar installations around Europe.

Able installed 2,000 SYSTIMAX outlets over five floors. As per the eBay standard, these were implemented in groups of four on US style faceplates. To fit in with the strong eBay logo branding, the outlets were implemented using coloured jacks, yellow and green (Cat6 for data) and blue and red (Cat5e for voice).

These were cabled back to the patch rooms through three cables, the voice outlets sharing one cable.

As well as a number of local patch rooms, the project also involved the installation of a data centre. All were built using CPI open frame racks for patching and servers, including full overhead ladder racking.

The impressive effect was further enhanced in the data centre by the installation of an overhead Panduit Fibre runner system for the containment of the fibre interconnections.

A crucial aspect of the project was the logistics of shipping specialist materials from UK, US and other parts of Europe in short timescales.

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