Gel vs. Dry Fiber Optic Cables

Myths abound as to the effectiveness of gel-filled vs dry water-blocking technology, and whether one option performs better in outside plant installations

  • It is a myth that gel-filled cables provide more protection from water than gel-free cables.
  • It is a myth that gel-filled cables work best in harsh environments.
  • It is a myth that the gel is necessary to prevent the fiber from delaminating over time.

The truth is that both gel-filled and dry designs can effectively meet the same spec.

Let’s have a look at this video and understand that a bit better.

Corning Cables