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What is an MPO Connector?

Multi-fiber Push On connectors, or MPOs for short, are fiber connectors comprised of multiple optical fibers. While defined as an array connector having more than 2 fibers, MPO connectors are typically available with 8, 12 or 24 fibers for common data center and LAN applications. They provide many advantages to high-speed network operators and installation companies. The Multiple Fiber Push-on/Pull-off innovative technology is effectively used for high-speed data transmission such as 10G, 40G, 100G or 400G network connections.

MPO Fibers

What is the difference between MPO and MTP?

MPO is a fiber connector type, while MTP is a brand of MPO-style connector trademarked by US Conec. The MTP® connector is a high-performance MPO connector engineered for better mechanical and optical performance. It is fully compliant with MPO intermateability standards.

The MTP connector features:

• Floating MT (Mechanical Transfer) ferrule with accurate pre-alignment provides a reliable connection.
• Elliptical stainless steel guide pins reduce ferrule wear and improve stability.
• Removable housing allows for quick change of gender, cleaning, and re-polishing.
• Oval spring minimizes size and maximizes fiber clearance.
• Metal pin clamp keeps pins secured, centers spring force and eliminates fiber damage from spring.
• Over 1000 mate/demates under normal use and proper cleaning

Why use MPO cable?

MPO cables, composed of pre-terminated fibers with standardized MPO connectors, are widely used for high-density cabling in data centers. Pre-assembled MPO cable systems provide plug-and-play advantages and can be inserted and set up immediately. They are becoming common in 400G and other high-speed fiber applications. MPO/MTP cables are capable of accommodating multi fibers within a single interface, which increases network capacity, saves a lot of space, ensures fast installation, offers ease of cable management, and provides the best return on investment.

Explain to me MPO.

SPC offers these MPO products:

MPO Connectors, Test Equipment and Accessories
MPO Cleaners