Following image shows Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable.
Following images show two different types of Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) cables.
|Shielded Twisted Pair||Unshielded Twisted Pair|
|STP - Shielded Twisted Pair cable.||UTP - Unshielded Twisted Pair cable.|
|STP is costlier in price than UTP.||UTP is cheap in price compared with STP.|
|STP require grounding of cable.||UTP requires no grounding of cable.|
|STP reduces electromagnetic interference more than UTP||Electromagnetic interference is more in UTP|
|Low crosstalk in STP||Crosstalk in UTP is more than STP|
|STP is fast compared with UTP||UTP is slow compared to STP|