Buried FTTP cables are designed for Outside Plant (OSP) applications, specifically as a drop cable. The reduced diameter maximizes duct space and offers additional armoring protection. The loose tube design offers reliable transmission performance over a broad temperature range. The rugged single loose tube design features optical fibers placed inside a single PFM gel-filled tube. The core tube contains up to 12 optical fibers. The core tube is then helically wrapped with water-blocking strength members. A corrugated aluminum armor is applied and encased with a black jacket. Rip cords are included under the armor for ease of access to the core tube.