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Direct Buried Cables

Direct Buried Cables

In the absence of duct infrastructure, cables can be buried directly into the ground in a trench or using a vibratory plow.

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ALTOS® Lite™ Loose Tube

The most commonly-deployed armored outdoor cable design, with fibre counts from 2 to 288 fibres and up to 432 fibres for gel-filled. These cables feature steel-tape armor so that they can be installed directly into the ground without the use of a protective conduit or duct.

Gel Free Specification Sheet >
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ALTOS® Ribbon

72, 144 or 288 fibres per tube are stranded around a central member enabling isolated access to individual tubes and ribbon stacks for mass-fusion splicing. Fibre counts from 288 to 1728 fibers.

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SST-Ribbon™ Gel-Free Cables

Fibre counts from 12 to 864 fibres. 12 fibres are arranged in a ribbon, enabling fast mass-fusion splicing. These cables feature steel-tape armor so that they can be installed directly into the ground without the use of a protective conduit or duct.

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