Q: Is the outside plant oil and sunlight resistant?
A: All outside (OSP) and indoor/outdoor cables from Hitachi Cable America are sunlight (UV) resistant. Even indoor/outdoor cables that have jackets with colors other than black have an additive in the jacket that makes them UV resistant. It is often assumed that cables with black jackets are UV resistant. However, just because a cable has a black jacket doesn’t mean it is naturally sunlight resistant. Check the product description and buy cable from a well-known manufacturer.