EnduraGain® OSP Shielded is a robust category cable designed to provide an extension of the LAN beyond the premises or in situations where the NEC code requires an OSP-rated cable when it is in contact with earth, whether in a conduit or not. The cable consists of four (4) balanced twisted pairs surrounded by Superior Essex PFM™ gel that does not drip or flow, even in cell tower applications at elevated temperatures. The jacketed core is covered with dry block and an 8 mil aluminum tape shield providing exceptional Alien Crosstalk (AXT) performance. The outer jacket is OSP-grade black, polyethylene for superior sunlight and abrasion resistance. This shielded design is suitable for the following deployments: duct, underground conduit, tower, lashed aerial or open trench. EnduraGain OSP Shielded is available in a variety of performances including CAT 5e, CAT 6 and CAT 6A. An optional Aluminum Interlock Armor with overjacket is also available (not suitable for tower deployment).