Collectively xDSL remains a dominant broadband access service and is a complementary
broadband access technology for copper rich telecommunications networks
with deep optical fibre and fibre to the home (FTTH) deployments.
Both air core and filled polyethylene insulated copper telecommunications cables are offered in a variety of different copper conductor sizes (u001e0.4, 0.5, 0.63 and 0.9mm) up to 2440 pair count.
Depending upon the application, different optional sheath designs provide electrical shielding (steel wire armour, steel tape, copper wire armour and copper tape) necessary for proper grounding, signal integrity and mechanical protection against physical damage and rodent attacks.
All outside plant cable is sheathed with a black UV stabilised through an even dispersion of 1% carbon black polyethylene jacket for protection against long term (up to 25 years) outdoor exposure.