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.

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