EnduraGain® OSP Armored 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 a corrugated, copper-clad steel armor providing exceptional Alien Crosstalk (AXT) performance. The outer jacket is an OSP-grade black polyethylene for superior sunlight and abrasion resistance. This armored design is suitable for the following deployments: duct, underground conduit, tower, lashed aerial, direct burial or open trench. EnduraGain OSP Armored 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).