Outdoor Armored Fiber Optic Cable

The Central Loose Tube Armored Single PE Jacket Outdoor Type Fiber Optic Cable designs are the economical option for low fiber counts. Robust structure is a good solution for access and distribution for campus & industrial plant, mining or those areas where the cable may be exposed to physical damage. The fibers are placed within a gel-filled loose tube. For low fiber count up to 24 FO, Central Loose Tube Armored structure is available. Outdoor fiber optic cable guarantees the protection of cable where the mechanical damage risk exists and also to guarantee stability towards environmental influences such as frost and humidity. Glass yarns are applied over the tube to provide additional tensile strength & rodent protection to the cable. Corrugated steel tape armor provides additional mechanical (crush and rodent) protection with a high-strength ripcord under the armor for easy stripping. UV (Ultra Violet) resistant Polyethylene (PE) sheath which is resistant to stress cracking and UV radiation. On request following options are available:

Color options for sheath, tube and fiber

Increased Tensile strength (Aramid yarn or Glass Yarn)

Non-metallic version

L-M-HDPE or LSZH sheath.

Compliance – Central Loose Tube Armored

  • IEC 60754-1, IEC 61034-1&2, IEC 60794-1&2

Application – Central Loose Tube Armored

  • Inter Building and Intra-building Voice or Data Communication Networks
  • Inter Building Voice or Data Communication Networks
  • FTTC Cabling
  • Outside Plant
  • Installed in Ducts & Conduits
  • Secondary Distribution
  • LAN & WAN
  • FTTB Cabling,
  • Campus Cabling
  • Directly Buried Underground
  • Telecommunication Data Trunk Systems
  • Harsh Premises Environments requiring heavy duty protection
  • Interconnection of Distribution Boxes, Distribution Frames and the Panels at Customer Side

Features and Benefits

  • Compact
  • Waterproof
  • Enforcement with Non-Metallic Strength Members
  • Loose Tube
  • Jelly Filled Tube
  • UV- Resistant
  • Metallic Armor Protected
  • Enhanced Rodent Resistance
  • Polyethylene Outer Sheath
  • High Crush & Impact Resistance
  • Moisture Barrier
  • A-DQ(BN)(SR)2Y–CLT – Central Loose Tube Metallic Armored


Fibers 2 4 6 8 12  
Loose Tube Ø (mm) 3.0
Loose Tube Jacket PBT
Strength members Water Blocking Glass Yarn
Armor Corrugated
Outer jacket Polyethylene
Weight (Kg/Km) 85 85 85 85 85
Outer Ø (mm) 7, 5 7, 5 7,5 7,5 7,5
Tensile Load Perm/Inst (N) 800/1200 800/1200 800/1200 800/1200 800/1200
Optical Characteristic 9/125 G.G652.D 50/125 OM2 50/125 OM3 50/125 OM4
Bandwidth (nm) 1550/1310 850/1300 850/1300 850/1300
Attenuation (max dB/km ) 0.22/0.36 3.0/1.0 2.8/0.8 2.7/0.7
Crush (N) 2000 (IEC 60794-1-2 E3)
Temperature Range -30 ºC to +70 ºC (IEC 60794-1-2 F1)

Central Loose Tube Metallic Armored