Use in extreme conditions-aerial installations or ducts. Cable incorporates the latest dry water-absorption technology in the buffer tubes resulting in easier handing and terminations. UV-stabilized outer jacket resists sun damage for long-term performance in aerial applications. Gel-free buffer tubes reduce fiber prep termination time. SZ-stranded cable core for easy mid-span access of fiber. Standards include: ASNI/ICEA S-87-640, Telcordia GR-20, and RDUP PE-90. This gel-free cable is designed for outside plant applications. Use it for communication network connects requiring the cable to be run within duct systems or lashed to aerial messenger wire structures. The cable uses the latest dry water-absorption technology within the fiber-containing buffer tubes. This results in much easier handling of fibers during routing and terminations.