Dri-Lite Ribbon Cable is a totally gel-free cable. The cable is designed for Outside Plant (OSP) application, specifically lashed aerial and underground duct applications. Our industry leading optical ribbons are manufactured with high dimensional precision and low planarity, which equates to low losses during mass fusion splicing. The Dri-Lite Ribbon cable features optical ribbons inside a gel-free tube which contains dry water-blocking elements. The core tube contains up to eighteen 12-fiber or 24-fiber ribbons. Each ribbon unit is discretely identified and captured in an easy peel matrix for ease of ribbon breakout and management. The core tube is wrapped with a water-blocking tape. Longitudinal strength elements are applied over the core tube and encased within a black jacket. A rip cord is included under the jacket for easy access to the core tube.