Fiber has many different types of cables to choose from when planning an installation. The two major question to gather is:
- How many fibers is required from point to point?
- The locations of where the fiber is going to be placed.
Cables that contain one of these components gel, powder, or absorbent tape are commonly used for outdoor situation. Those components play a role of defending off water from entering the cable and affecting the fiber. Loose tube and Ribbon will be your commonly use fiber for most outdoor installation. Then you’ll have your armored cable for direct burial and aerial cable that has it own steel messenger to be strung overhead.