Advantages of MPO/MTP Optical Cable in 5G Data Center

In the era of 2G/3G/4G, mobile communication is mainly carried out in the form of voice and data services. With the advent of 5G, the advantages in transmission speed and delay have been greatly improved, which makes 5G be able to expand in more areas, such as VR/AR, automatic driving, intelligent manufacturing, smart home, Internet of Things and many other fields. In the laying of 5G, the demand for optical fiber cable will also grow rapidly, and the advantages of MPO/MTP optical cable have begun to attract more attention. In this paper, the advantages of MPO/MTP cable in 5G data center are discussed.

 

The seven advantages of applying MPO/MTP cable in data center are as follows:

 

1. Protecting the effectiveness and safety of investment. Although MPO/MTP cable has higher requirements on the integrator’s early and actual field investigation ability, it can also fully protect the investor’s right to control the project and to know about the use of products, and avoid the risk of material waste and project investment.

 

2. Economically applicable. Generally speaking, MPO/MTP prefabricated mode does not increase additional cost.

 

3. Easy to operate, easy to install, save installation time, plug and play. We can make a simple comparison, for example, laying a 288-core cable, three constructors, two sets of equipment, using the traditional fused-fibre method, laying takes about 2 hours, the fused-fibre plus installation time takes about 8 hours, a total of about 10 hours. If using MPO/MTP prefabricated end optical cable, laying time is still 2 hours, but installation time is greatly reduced. It only takes about 45 minutes, which undoubtedly has a huge advantage in time cost.

 

4. MPO/MTP prefabricated end optical cables are fully tested in the factory, and no other products are added to the installation process, so the field test operation is simple.

 

5. Optical fiber links are fully protected. No fusion points and bare optical fibers are exposed to the air. There will be no aging, joint fracture and other problems.

 

6. Maintenance is convenient and safe. The mechanical performance of MPO/MTP prefabricated end fiber optic branching device is excellent. Maintenance or operation process will not affect the normal use of fiber optics.

 

7. It can be reinstalled and moved. The branch of MPO/MTP prefabricated end optical cable can be quickly inserted and moved, and reinstalled as needed.

 

Compared with ordinary optical cables, the main characteristics of MPO/MTP optical cables are high density and prefabricated end, and ultimately embodied in the MPO/MTP multi-core joint. Throughout the development of the industry, there are two distinct stages of development of optical fiber connectors: the first stage is to save space and to develop towards miniaturization. The development of optical fiber connectors from traditional FC, ST, SC to LC, MTRJ. In the second stage, not only to save space, but also to meet the requirements of multi-core use, optical fiber connectors evolve from LC, MTRJ to MU, MPO/MTP.

 

With the gradual approaching of 5G, the rapid development of data center interconnection, optical fiber sensing and new generation optical fiber technology, super-large capacity, super-high speed, super-long distance optical transmission network will become a necessary condition for the construction of 5G data center. MPO/MTP optical cable has dual advantages in technology and cost, and it is very likely to become the mainstream way for future operators to build 5G data center.

Types of fiber patch cords Application of mpo/mtp fiber patch cord data center

Mtp fiber patch cord concept

 

MTP stands for Multi-Core Termination Push-In Connector, a high-performance MPO connector with multiple innovative designs. The name of the MTP fiber patch cord comes from the MTP connector and is used for high-density connections between telecommunications room network equipment. This fiber patch cord provides a cost-effective solution for cabling systems with high performance, high density and many other advantages.

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Fiber jumper structure

 

MTP fiber patch cords are made up of MTP connectors, fiber optic cables, and other connectors, such as LC connectors or some MTP fiber patch cords. Fiber optic cables typically use OM3 and OM4, which are laser-optimized multimode fibers. Unlike traditional connectors, MTP/MPO connectors should be used with care to ensure proper connections.

 

Fiber patch cord type

 

According to different standards, MTP fiber jumpers are divided into multiple types. According to the number of cores, MTP fiber jumpers are divided into MTP single mode fiber jumpers and MTP multimode fiber jumpers. According to the connectors at both ends, there are mainly two configurations of MTP fiber jumpers. One is the MTP connection MTP, commonly referred to as the MTP backbone fiber patch cord. The other is MTP connected to a standard LC / FC / SC / ST / MTRJ connector (usually MTP-LC), which is commonly referred to as MTP branch fiber patch cord or MTP fan-out fiber patch cord.

 

Advantages of fiber patch cords

 

The MTP fiber system is a truly innovative batch of products. The compact design of the MTP connector allows the MTP jumper core to be numerous and small, and the most commonly used are 12-core and 24-core. It is the same size as an SC connector and can deliver up to 12 fibers or 24, saving on circuit cards and rack space.

 

With the MTP trunk jumper, a complete fiber backbone can be installed without requiring any field termination. In addition, the MTP connector is fully compliant with all MPO connector standards and is compatible with VZ TPR.9431, IEC- 61754-7 and EIA / TIA-604-5 and can be used to replace MPO connectors for better performance. It uses a simple push-pull latching structure for easy and intuitive insertion and removal.

Optical MTP/MPO Equipment

This new technology, based on a multi-mode fiber-optical cabling infrastructure, offers the opportunity to establish high performance data networks because of its minimum insertion loss and maximum return loss.With the MPO (Multi Fiber Push-On) / MTP (Mechanical Transfer Push-On) multi-core connector is possible at this time a data rate up to 100Gbit/s over a distance of up to 150m (OM4) or 100m (OM3).

 

Because of the high core density of this loose tube cable with 4 up to 144 core a significant less volume is needed, which not only saves space. It also gives better conditions for air conditioning and lower potential thermal load.

 

All offered MPO/MTP® connectors are original parts of the manufacturer OEMfiber.

 

MTP/MPO Trunk Cables

 

The offered MTP/MPO Trunk-cables are available in the versions OM3 and OM4, whereby a max. transfer rate of 40Gbit/s and 100Gbit/s can be achieved over a distance of up to 100m oder 150m (OM4). The pre-fabricated trunk cables (patch cables) with MTP female connector are suitable to be used for 850nm 40G QSFP+ Modules. Due to the plug and play principle these cables are offering a comfortable installation. Because of the excellent workmanship they are completely protected against environmental influences.

 

MTP/MPO Fan-out Cables

 

Our OM3 and OM4 MTP/MPO Fan-out Cables (harness cables) are equipped with an MTP connector on one end and with simplex or duplex LC/PC connectors on the other end. This results in the possibility to split the signal to multiple devices /switches or ports.

 

MTP/MPO Installation Cables

 

Our MTP/MPO installation cables are designed as loose-tube cables. In this type of cable, the fiber-reinforced cores are located in a water-repellent gel to rule out environmental influences. In addition they have a rodent protection, so they can be used for indoor as well as for outdoor installation.The cables are available in the variants multimode OM3 and OM4 as Trunk Cables or Fan-out Cables.

 

These installation cables also have cable protections and pulling grips at both ends.From a length of 100 meters, the fiber optic outdoor cables will be supplied on a drum.

 

MTP/MPO Adaptors

 

With these adapters you can make connections between the different MTP cables/connectors.Here they are offered in two different plug systems: connector type key-up to key-up and key-down to key-down.

Mpo/Mtp High Density Pre-terminated Optical Cable System Perfectly Matches with Data Center

MPO/MTP high density pre-terminated fiber optic cable system is mainly used in three areas: the application of high density environment in data center, the application of optical fiber to building, and the connection application in optical transceiver devices such as spectrometer, 40G, 100GSFP, SFP+.MTP is a high performance MPO connector. It meets both EIA/TIA-604-5 FOCIS 5 and IEC-61754-7 MPO optical fiber connector standards. Pre-end cable wiring solutions and end-connection and testing of optical fiber wiring products are all completed in the factory, with 100% testing.

 

Advantages of MPO pre-end optical cable system in data center:

 

A. Guarantee the quality and flexibility of the wiring system

 

MPO pre-end cable wiring products can not only improve the efficiency of data center wiring, but also ensure the performance of the network. Pre-terminated optical fiber wiring products have been tested in the factory, which ensures the reliability and performance stability of the products from production to deployment. Not only that, the pre-terminated optical fiber cabling also has great flexibility and scalability, and can better meet the needs of future network
upgrades.

 

B. High density wiring, greatly saving space.

 

MPO pre-end optical cable wiring products have modular design, which greatly saves the space occupied by the wiring ports and cables, thus achieving a higher density of wiring in a certain space. In addition, the box structure has the characteristics of strong flexibility, plug and play, and convenient wiring.

 

C. Improving the quality of weak current project greatly, and saving the labor cost and wiring time at the same time.

 

The data center achieves a speed of 40G/100G. If the traditional on-site terminal mode is used for data center wiring, there will be a large number of optical fiber fusion and cable management, which is time-consuming and labor- intensive, and the final wiring effect is not satisfactory. MPO pre-end optical fiber wiring products have plug-and-play characteristics, and need not use any other tools to install, so the time and labor costs of wiring can be minimized. Most importantly, the use of MPO(OEMfiber.com) pre-end cable wiring products can ensure that the performance of the wiring system is stable and reliable.

Overview of MTP Trunk Cable and MTP Breakout Cabl

With the rapid development of datacom, 10Gbps is no longer enough for massive data transmission. Many data center managers set their sights on 10G to 40G migration. However, it is not possible to upgrade all 10G equipment in the cabling system because of the high cost. Therefore, finding a cost-effective solution for the migration has become a hotspot. We know that MTP cable gains great popularity among data center managers since it can provide fast installation, high density and high performance cabling for data centers. By using MTP trunk cable and MTP breakout cable respectively, there are two solutions for 10G to 40G migration. And this article is going to share these two solutions with you: MTP trunks and MTP breakouts.

 

 

Before we come to the migration solutions, let’s have a brief overview of MTP trunk cable and MTP breakout cable. MTP trunk cable, terminated with MTP connectors at both ends, can create the permanent fiber links between panels in a structured environment. It is typically used as backbone or horizontal cable interconnections. With efficient plug and play architecture, MTP trunk cable can greatly reduce the installation and maintenance costs. In networking applications, 12-fiber and 24-fiber MTP trunk cables are commonly used: 12-fiber MTP trunk cable is normally for 40G Ethernet network, while 24-fiber MTP trunk cable is normally for 100G Ethernet network.Here is a figure of MTO trunk cables for you.

 

MTP breakout cable, also named MTP fanout cable or MTP harness cable, is terminated with a male/female MTP connector on one side and several duplex LC/SC connectors on the other side, providing a transmission from multi-fiber cables to individual fibers or duplex connectors. It is typically used to connect equipment in racks to MTP terminated backbone cables. MTP breakout cable is designed for high density applications which require high performance and speedy installation without on-site termination.Here is a figure of MTP breakout cables for you.

 
MTP Trunks for 10G to 40G Migration

 
For 10G to 40G migration, you can use the MTP trunk cable. Also, MTP fiber patch panel can be used to fulfill the data transmission link. With forty-eight LC duplex adapters on the front and twelve 8-fiber MTP adapters on the rear, the high density 40G QSFP+ breakout patch panel acts as a middleman between 10G to 40G connection. The figure below shows the connectivity method. From the left to the right, four 10G SFP+ transceivers are plugged in the SFP+ interfaces on the switch on one side, then the SFP+ transceivers are connected with the front LC ports of MTP fiber patch panel by LC duplex patch cables. With the use of MTP trunk cable, the rear MTP ports of MTP fiber patch panel are linked with one 40G QSFP+ transceiver. Finally, the whole optical link is accomplished by plugging the 40G QSFP+ transceiver in the QSFP+ interface on the switch on the other side.

 

MTP Breakouts for 10G to 40G Migration

 

For 10G to 40G migration, using the MTP breakout cable is a simple way. As shown in the following picture, four 10G SFP+ transceivers are plugged in the SFP+ interfaces on the switch on one side, while one 40G QSFP+ transceiver is plugged in the QSFP+ interface on the switch on the other side. Then the MTP to LC breakout cable connects the four 10G SFP+ transceivers with the 40G QSFP+ transceiver. Finally, the data can be transmitted from 10G switch to 40G switch through the MTP to LC breakout cable smoothly.

Why is MTP/MPO optical jumper so popular?

With the demand of data center not increasing, traditional optical fiber not only reduces the spatial utilization of data center, but also increases the management system of wiring system. MPO/MTP optical fiber jumper greatly improves the spatial utilization of data center, so now MPO optical fiber jumper and MTP optical fiber jumper are widely used

 

MTP fiber jumper and MPO fiber jumper are composed of fiber connector and fiber optic cable. They can be divided into four core, eight core, 12 core, 24 core, 48 core, 72 core and 144 core according to the number of fiber cores. However, the connection head can only achieve 48 core, and the larger number of core has not appeared on the market. There are two kinds of connectors for MPO/MTP, i.e. the public connector and the mother connector. The difference between the male head and the female head is that the male head has a pair of pins, while the female head does not.

 

Classification of MTP Fiber Jumpers/MPO Fiber Jumpers:

 

1. According to the optical fiber transmission method: single-mode MPO/MTP fiber hopping and multi-mode MTP/MPO fiber hopping.

 

2. According to the use of MTP/MPO optical fiber jumpers, there are branched optical fiber jumpers and unbranched optical fiber jumpers. The branched short-meter optical fiber jumpers are generally used in the distribution boxes and chassis, and the unbranched optical fiber jumpers are generally backbone optical fiber jumpers.

 

The sequence structure of MPO/MTP optical fiber jumper: Because the sequence structure of MPO/MTP optical fiber jumper connector is disorderly, it should be considered carefully when using it. Therefore, it is important to understand the sequence structure of MPO/MTP optical fiber jumper connector.

Differences between MTP and MPO Connectors

At present, there are mainly two kinds of multi-core connectors, MTP and MPO. The differences are as follows:

 

1. MPO (Multi-fiber Push On) is one of MT series connectors. MPO has two different standards: IEC-61754-7 and TIA-604-5 (FOCIS5).

 

2. MTP is a registered MPO optical fiber connector brand produced by US Conec Company in the United States. Its multi-core connector parts and sockets are specially called MTP connectors.

 

3. MPO optical fiber connectors are manufactured by many manufacturers with different brands.

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4. MTP and MPO optical fiber connectors are in line with the international standard IEC-61754-7 and the American standard TIA-604-5 (FOCIS5). The interchangeability is considered in the structural design. Even though the appearance is different, MTP / MPO connectors can be interconnected in use. Attention must be paid to the connection between the head and the mother.

 

5. MTP and MPO adapters are common. The appearance of the two adapters is different.

Types of fiber patch cords Application of MPO/MTP fiber patch cord data center

Our current society is a highly developed society. This is not only reflected in the material and spiritual aspects, but also in our network information. At present, our network is developing very rapidly, and the amount of data is exploding. With the increase, everyone’s requirements for broadband networks are increasing. In order to meet the high-density and high-efficiency cable connection requirements of high-speed and large-capacity optical communication systems, the OEMfiber fiber-optic cabling brand has made a significant investment in the mtp/mpo fiber jumper.

 

Mtp fiber patch cord concept

 

MTP stands for Multi-Core Termination Push-In Connector, a high-performance MPO connector with multiple innovative designs. The name of the MTP fiber patch cord comes from the MTP connector and is used for high-density connections between telecommunications room network equipment. This fiber patch cord provides a cost-effective solution for cabling systems with high performance, high density and many other advantages.

 

Fiber patch cord structure

 

MTP fiber patch cords are made up of MTP connectors, fiber optic cables, and other connectors, such as LC connectors or some MTP fiber patch cords. Fiber optic cables typically use OM3 and OM4, which are laser-optimized multimode fibers. Unlike traditional connectors, MTP/MPO connectors should be used with care to ensure proper connections.

 

Fiber patch cord type

 

According to different standards, MTP fiber jumpers are divided into multiple types. According to the number of cores, MTP fiber jumpers are divided into MTP single mode fiber jumpers and MTP multimode fiber jumpers. According to the connectors at both ends, there are mainly two configurations of MTP fiber jumpers. One is the MTP connection MTP, commonly referred to as the MTP backbone fiber patch cord. The other is MTP connected to a standard LC / FC / SC / ST / MTRJ connector (usually MTP-LC), which is commonly referred to as MTP branch fiber patch cord or MTP fan-out fiber patch cord.

 

Advantages of fiber patch cords

 

The MTP fiber system is a truly innovative batch of products. The compact design of the MTP connector allows the MTP jumper core to be numerous and small, and the most commonly used are 12-core and 24-core. It is the same size as an SC connector and can deliver up to 12 fibers or 24, saving on circuit cards and rack space.

 

With the MTP trunk jumper, a complete fiber backbone can be installed without requiring any field termination. In addition, the MTP connector is fully compliant with all MPO connector standards and is compatible with VZ TPR.9431, IEC- 61754-7 and EIA / TIA-604-5 and can be used to replace MPO connectors for better performance. It uses a simple push-pull latching structure for easy and intuitive insertion and removal.

Why MPO/MTP Solutions Are Needed in Data Center?

With the advent and popularity of cloud computing and big data, the demands for high-speed transmission and data capacity are becoming much greater than ever before. And 40/100G Ethernet is now a trend and hotspot for data center cabling system. Since MPO/MTP connectors are the up-and-coming standard optical interface for 40/100G Ethernet network, it is predicted that MPO/MTP solutions will eventually flood the data center. After all, the high fiber count in one connector creates endless possibilities.

 

The Advantages of MPO/MTP Solutions

 

As the new favorite of data center, the MPO/MTP solutions feature the following advantages:

 

Rapid Deployment

 

Since the MPO/MTP products are factory terminated, they can be installed easily and simply. They use a simple push-pull latching mechanism for easy and intuitive insertion and removal. Thus, the installing process only includes pull and plug, eliminating all unpredictable field termination troubles. It is estimated that the MPO/MTP solutions’ installation time can be reduced by up to 75% compared to traditional fiber cabling systems.

 

High Density

 

Being the same size as a SC connector, the MPO/MTP connector can accommodate 12/24 fibers, providing 12/24 times the density. Therefore, MPO/MTP connectors allow high-density connections between network equipment in telecommunication rooms, and offer savings in circuit card and rack space.

What is MTP/MPO Fiber Optic Connector?

MPO (Multi-fiber Pull Off) is the first generation of cartridge-clamped multi-core optical fiber connector designed by NTT Communications Corporation of Japan, and is the name of a multi-core connector manufactured by several companies. MPO connectors are compatible MTP connectors in line with industry standards, which means it is feasible to replace MPO connectors with MTP connectors for better performance. Most of the MPO connectors that follow the old design have very limited performance and can not provide the same high performance as MTP fiber connectors.

 

MTP is a brand registered by USConec, USA. It refers specifically to the unique type of MPO connectors it produces. MTP connector is a high performance MPO connector with multiple innovative designs. Compared with general MPO connector, MTP fiber connector has been enhanced in optical and mechanical performance. MTP connectors fully meet the professional standards of all MPO connectors, including EIA/TIA-604-5 FOCIS 5 and IEC-61754-7.MTP/MPO backbone fiber optic connector and branch connector are two common types of MTP/MPO fiber optic connector.

 

1. MTP/MPO backbone optical fiber connector

 

MTP/MPO backbone optical fiber jumpers are connected by MTP/MPO connectors at both ends, which are often used for backbone routing in data centers. MTP/MPO backbone optical fiber hoppers are permanent connections of MTP/MPO modules, which can flexibly change the connection form in the optical fiber panel. MTP/MPO backbone optical fiber jumpers are often used together with MTP/MPO transfer module boxes to realize interconnection and cross-connection between network devices.

 

2. MTP/MPO Branch Optical Fiber Connector

 

MTP/MPO branch fiber optic jumper is that one end of the cable is connected with MTP/MPO connector and the other end is connected with single/duplex connector. This kind of fiber optic jumper is suitable for the wiring between 10G network equipment and 40/100G equipment. MTP/MPO branch fiber hopping can provide transitional effect, mainly from single fiber hopping to multiple fiber hopping or duplex connectors.