Cables For Outdoor Applications
Cables for outdoor applications are engineered to withstand the more demanding conditions seen outside, from environmental extremes to mechanical forces. These are the cables you see strung along telephone poles (aerial), installed inside an underground duct or even buried directly below ground. Outdoor cables therefore feature rugged constructions to resist ultra-violet light and temperature fluctuations, and may include features to withstand the requirements of being installed outdoors.
Microducts are miniaturized plastic conduits that sub-divide internal duct space into smaller compartments into which micro cables can be installed by blowing, jetting or pushing.
Drop cables are cables that run from the distribution point or cable to the subscriber/user.
These cables are suspended from poles or pylons or mounted on buildings. Some are self-supporting, requiring no separate messenger wire between poles to support the cable’s weight.