MTP-MTP Fiber Cables

MTP-MTP Fiber Cables

MTP FiberShield Specifications

Each MTP-MTP fiber cable uses MTP® fiber connectors that reduce the amount of insertion loss when mating with network equipment compared to the generic MPO connector. MTP fiber optic cables are best used in 40G/100G networks. This is due to their high performance and durability. Each connector has a floating ferrule designed to maintain a reliable connection.

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OptoSpan’s MTP-MTP 24, 12 and 8 fiber cables feature the new and exclusive FiberShield design. The FiberShield design uses three times the PVC jacket and DuPont Kevlar to protect the delicate optical fibers located inside the MTP fiber cable, resulting in a flexible yet robust 4.5mm cable that is 5x stronger than the standard 3.0mm cable.

SanSpot MTP fiber cable network design engineers can evaluate your unique situation and recommend a suitable complimentary cable configuration. This includes determining MTP polarity methods. Please feel free to contact us at toll-free at 1-800-720-3860 or email

For additional information, view our other MTP Cable pages, Plenum MTP Trunk Cables, MTP to LC Breakout Cables, and Plenum MTP to LC Breakout Cables.

To browse other Fiber Optic Cables, please see MTP Elite Cables, MPO Cables, Armored Fiber Cables, Fiber Patch Cables, Breakout Fiber Cables, Bend-Insensitive Fiber Cables, Bulk/Bare Fiber Spools, Specialty Fiber Optic Cables, or Fiber Pigtails.

The current most popular MTP-MTP fiber cable configurations are as follows:

MTP-MTP 8 Fiber – All 8 fibers are contained within a MTP fiber connector. Most commonly used to connect QSFP+ transceivers for 40G data transmission.

MTP-MTP 12 Fiber – Containing 12 fibers per MTP connector. These MTP-MTP fiber cables are used to provide data transmission speeds of up to 100G. Although are more commonly found in 10G, 100G, and links between patch panels.

MTP-MTP 24 Fiber – Two separate configurations are available for the 24 strand MTP fiber cable. One containing two MTP fiber connectors with 12 fibers each. And another with one MTP fiber connector containing all 24 fibers. While 12 Fiber MTP connectors are used for the 12 Fiber as described above. 24 Fiber MTP fiber connectors are often used with either QSFP+ or CFP2 transceivers in order to achieve 40G or 100G data transmission speeds.

Higher fiber counts (up to 144) are essentially a combination of any of the above three configurations.

For example: A 48 fiber MTP-MTP fiber cable is available in four MTP 12 fiber or two MTP 24 fiber (12x4 or 24x2) configuration. While 144 fiber is available in 12x12 or 24x6 configurations. These high fiber count cables eliminate the requirement of running separate MTP 12 fiber or MTP 24 fiber cables. This provides a clean and cost effective solution for a high density networks.

MTP® and MTP Elite® are registered trademarks of US Conec®. Each OptoSpan MTP Fiber Cable uses US Conec® MTP fiber connectors.