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MTP Trunk Cable Assemblies for 40G/100G/400G Networks

Data center cabling solution — MTP cable system

With the growth of high bandwidth requirements in data centers, high speed has become the trend of data center cabling systems. Using MTP components for MTP cabling to achieve fast and efficient network has become a common solution in data centers today.
OMC provides MTP trunk cables which support up to 400G transmission, is designed for high-density fiber patching in data centers which need space saving and reduce cable management troubles


Background of MTP Trunk Cable

Generally, MicroCore optical cables require experienced technicians to terminate both ends. The advanced version of MTP jumper adopts pre-terminated method, with MTP connectors on both ends, which can accommodate multiple optical fibers. The most common types of these pre-terminated MTP jumpers are 12-core and 24-core, which can meet up to 72 cores, and are divided into male (with pins) and female (without pins).

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MTP Trunk cable solution – data center cabling trend

Traditional LC cabling systems have long been unable to meet the high transmission rate and high density requirements in large data centers, so some IT designers have turned to MTP Trunk Cable solutions. This wiring scheme is different from LC wiring and can perfectly adapt to the requirements of high speed, high density and structural wiring. The specific advantages are as follows:
1. Stability and durability
The ferrule design of the MTP connector reduces the possibility of signal instability to a certain extent and improves durability.
2. High density and scalable
MTP connectors comply with the carrier-grade Telcordia standard (the original Bellcore standard) and have been used in different environments for more than ten years, solving the problem of carrying multiple optical fibers with a small capacity. For example, an LC duplex connection in a 1U chassis can accommodate 144 optical fibers, while MTP can accommodate 864 optical fibers, which is nearly six times the number.
3. Save time and worry, high deployment efficiency
If 144 fibers are to be terminated and tested, it may take a network installer a day, but by using 12 or 24 fibers with MTP connectors and tool clips, the time will be greatly shortened. If you use plug-and-play pre-installed cables, the entire installation process will be more time-saving and worry-free, and subsequent maintenance costs will be lower.
4. Prepare for network upgrade
MTP cabling can be used for direct connections of 40G-40G, 100G-100G, 200G-200G, 400G-400G, and can also be used for upgrades and uplink connections. It is very common to use MTP cabling system to upgrade 10G to 40G/100G/120G. It is an economical and reliable choice to upgrade 10G network to higher-speed Ethernet. At the same time, uplink connections between devices with different speeds can also be realized through MTP cabling systems, such as 25G-100G, 50G-200G/400G, 100G-400G, and 200G-400G.

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Obviously, with the deployment of 40G/100G/200G/400G data center networks, high speed and high density have become trends, and traditional LC cabling can no longer meet the demand. However, the MTP Trunk Cable caters to this trend. With its advantages of saving time, space, and cost, as well as its superior stability and high-density characteristics, it paves the way for building high-performance data center networks.

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