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MTP/MPO Patch Cable

● High strength cable branch design, good mechanical properties
● 100% factory pre-terminating and testing to ensure transmission performance
● Support 10G/40G/100G network applications
● The outer sheath material has PVC, LSZH and other materials to choose
● OFNR, OFNP, LSZH fiber optic cable flame retardant grade is optional.
Product Description

Being a leading manufacturer of fiber patch cable in China, TANGPIN has more than 15 years of experience. Dealing with clients from over 100 countries, mainly focus on providing professional service to clients ranging from telecom operators, internet service providers (ISPs), telecom projects contractors, to distributors.

As a branded fiber patch cable supplier, we specialize in R&D, manufacturing, marketing, and sales of fiber patch cable with attention to quality and innovation.

The MPO is a high-density multi-fiber connector system built around precision molded MT ferrule. Diamond’s MPO is available in 4,8 and 12 fiber versions,PC and APC ferrule,and support both multi-mode and single mode application.The MPO is a push-pull connector which IEC61754-7 and TIA/EIA 604-5A compliant and offer low cost per termination for high density application.

TANGPIN MTP/MPO Fiber Patch Cable Types:

There are many types of MTP/MPO patch cables to accomodate different application environments and requirements based on function, polarity, fiber mode type, and jacket material.

Classified by MTP/MPO functions, there are 3 types of MPO/MTP patch cable:

✔ MTP/MPO fiber trunk patch cable

✔ MTP/MPO fiber break out patch cable

✔ MTP/MPO fiber conversion patch cable

MTP/MPO fiber trunk patch cable

MTP/MPO trunk patch cables, also can be called MTP/MPO strand cables, are terminated with MTP/MPO connectors (female/male) on both ends. Typically, MTP trunk cables are used in data centers as backbone or horizontal cable to connect high-speed MTP/MPO optical transceivers, like 40G QSFP+, 100G QSFP28, 120G CXP, etc. This patchleads are mainly used in data centers for high-density fiber connections and cable assemblings.

MTP/MPO trunk cable used in 10G/25G/40G/100G connection solution:

MTPMPO trunk cable used in 10G25G40G100G connection solution

The MTP/MPO trunk cable can integrate up to 12x 12-core or 24-core MTP/MPO cables, supports max 144 or 288 fibers. At present, MTP/MPO connectors are available in 8-pin, 12-pin, 24-pin, 48-pin, 72-pin, and 144-pin designs, among which 12 and 24-pin MPO jumpers are more common. 40G MPO-MPO fiber jumpers generally use 12-core MPO multimode ferrules; 100G MPO-MPO fiber jumpers generally use 24-core MPO ferrules.

12F OM4 MMF MPO-MPO trunk cable

MPO-MPO trunk cable

24F OM3 (OM4) MMF MPO-MPO trunk cable

24F OM3 (OM4) MMF
MPO-MPO trunk cable

32F OM4 (OM3) MMF MPO-MPO trunk cable

32F OM4 (OM3) MMF
MPO-MPO trunk cable

48F OS1/OS2 SMF MPO-MPO trunk cable

MPO-MPO trunk cable

72F OM4(OM3) MMF MPO-MPO trunk cable

72F OM4(OM3) MMF
MPO-MPO trunk cable

96F OS1/OS2 SMF MPO-MPO trunk cable

MPO-MPO trunk cable

(8F, 12F, 16F, 24F, 36F, 48F, 72F, 96F & 144F MTP/MPO trunk cable can be customized according to customers' request at any length in TANGPIN.)

MTP/MPO fiber break out patch cable

MTP/MPO break out patch cables also can be called as fan out patch cable or harness patch cables. The input end of the fiber cable are terminated with male/female MTP/MPO connectors, while the output end are terminated with simplex or duplex LC/SC/FC/ST connectors.

MTP/MPO fiber break out patch cable

TANGPIN supply MTP and MPO fiber optic break out cables. These are available in Female or Male MTP or MPO connectors. Options are MPO-LC,MPO-SC,MPO-ST,MPO-FC and the MTP versions are MTP-LC,MTP-SC,MTP-ST,MTP-FC fiber optic patch cable, fiber optic cable assemblies.

MTP/MPO-LC breakout cable & MTP/MPO-SC breakout cable are the most commonly used in the industry:

MTP/MPO-LC breakout patchcord

MTP/MPO-LC breakout patchcord

MPO-LC breakout cable are very popular in markets. MPO/MTP breakout cable offers up to 144 fibers, but most common versions are 8, 12 and 24. 8F is usually with 4 LC duplex connectors, because they connect with SFP transceivers, which normally have small LC duplex ports. Each pair of fibers for TX & RX of 10G.

MTP/MPO-SC breakout patchcord

MTP/MPO-SC breakout patchcord

MTP MPO to SC Breakout cable is with MTP or MPO connector at one end, while at another end is SC standard connector. It is designed for data centers and wiring closets – one MPO or MTP connector to 4, 6, or 12 duplex SC connectors. It is widely used to support 10G to 40G, 25G to 100G, 100G to 400G.

The MTP/MPO breakout cables are ideal for 10G-40G, 25G-100G direct connect solutions.

The MTPMPO breakout cables are ideal for 10G-40G, 25G-100G direct connect solutions

(For example, one 100G opitcal transceiver can be connected to four 25G transceivers via an 8-core MPO/MTP to 4-duplex LC multimode breakout cable. Similarly, one 40G transceiver is connected to four 10G transceivers via 8 core MPO/MTP to 4 duplex LC Singlemode breakout cables.)

MTP/MPO fiber conversion patch cable

MTP/MPO conversion patch cables are with the same fanout design as MTP/MPO breakout cables, but are different in fiber counts and types. Same like trunk cable, they are terminated with MTP/MPO connectors on both ends.MTP/MPO conversion cables provide fast, high-performance connectivity in backbone networks, and link aggregation in data centers. MTP/MPO Conversion Cables are available in OM3, OM4, and OM5 versions, with or without male or female guide pins, and in multiple lengths.

There are there types of Conversion Cable:



Conversion Patch Cable

Conversion options:


conversion cable

32F MTP/MPO - 2x 16F MTP/MPO

conversion cable


conversion cable



Conversion Patch Cable

Conversion option:


conversion cable



Conversion Patch Cable

Conversion option:

2 x 12F MTP/MPO to 3 x 8F MTP/MPO

They are especially ideal for 10G-40G, 40G-40G, 40G-100G, 40G-120G connections, which eliminate fiber wasting and largely increase the flexibility of the existing 12-fiber and 24-fiber MTP/MPO cabling system.

MTPMPO cabling system

Classified by MTP/MPO Polarity, there are 3 types of MTP/MPO patch cable:

Generally speaking, there are two ends in an optical link, one is the receiving end, the other is transmitting end, to complete the entire transmission process. It's necessary to ensure two ends are in an interconnected state. The matching between the transmitting end and receiving end can be called as polarity. The polarity ensures the MTP/MPO connectors and adapters can be plug correctly and precisely.

Keeping the right polarity is essential to the network. Polarity is the term defined by TIA-568 standard to explain how to make sure each transmitter is correctly connected to a receiver on the other end of a multi-fiber cable.

Classified by proper polarity defined by TIA 568 standard, there are 3 polarity types: named as Method A(type A), Method B(type B) and Method C(type C).

Polarity type A MTP/MPO patchcord

Type A cable, also known as straight cable, it has a key up on one connector end and a key down on the other connector end of the cable. This design allows the fibers to have the same position at each end of the cable.

Polarity type B

MTP/MPO patchcord

Method B is known as a reverse cable, it has key up orientation on both connector ends. This design allows each fiber to mate with the opposite end. This type of array mating results in an inversion, which means the fiber positions are reversed at each end.

Polarity type C

MTP/MPO patchcord

Method C, known as a pairs flipped cable, is the most complicated. There is pair-wise “cross-over” in the backbone cable, it has a key up on one end and a key down on the other end of the cable. This design allows each adjacent fiber on one end to be flipped on the other end

The MTP/MPO cables are the ideal high density cabling solution, but pose complex polarity questions. These polarity issues can be managed by selecting the correct type of MTP/MPO cable. Knowing the polarity of MPO/MTP system helps you better upgrade the 40G and 100G networks, and it will provide greater flexibility and reliability for your high density network.

Classified by fiber mode, there are 2 types MPO fiber optic patch cable:

✔ Singlemode MPO fiber optic patch cable

✔ Multimode MPO fiber optic patch cable

Singlemode fiber (SMF) MTP/MPO fiber patch cables

Single-mode fiber (SMF), also known as mono-mode fiber, is an optical fiber designed to carry only a single mode of light. The single mode fiber optic jumpers allow only one mode of light to pass along, and the diameter is very thin. Therefore, it can transmit signals at higher speeds with lower attenuation, more suitable for long-distance transmission.

A typical single-mode optical fiber has a core diameter between 8 and 10.5 µm and a cladding diameter of 125 µm. 9/125µm is commonly used. Single-mode fiber patch cable is composed of a fiber optic cable terminated with single mode fiber optic connectors at both ends. The jacket of SM patchcord is yellow by default.

According to different standards, there are 2 types of SMF, OS1 and OS2.

SM OS1 8fibers MPO/MTP Patch Cable

SM OS1 8fibers MPO/MTP Patch Cable

Yellow jacket

OS1 patch cable is used for indoor applications, and its transmission distance is upto 2km. The cable construction is tight buffered. OS1 single mode fibers are compliant with specifications of ITU-T G.652. A/B/C/D.

SM OS2 24fibers MPO-LC Patch Cable

SM OS2 24fibers MPO-LC Patch Cable

Yellow jacket

OS2 patch cable is used for outdoor applications, and its transmission distance is upto 10km. The cable construction is loose tube. OS2 single mode fibers are only compliant with ITU-T G.652C or ITU-T G.652D standards.

Multimode fiber (MMF) MTP/MPO fiber patch cables

Multimode fiber is available in two sizes, either 50/125 µm or 62.5/125 µm and a cladding diameter of 125 µm. Multi-mode fiber patch cable is composed of a fiber optic cable terminated with multimode fiber optic connectors at both ends. It can transmit multiple light modes. It is mainly used for short-distance transmissions such as buildings or campuses.

At present, there are 5 kinds of multi-mode fiber patchcord: OM1 patchcord, OM2 patchcord, OM3 patchcord, OM4 patch cord & OM5 patchcord. The letters “OM” stand for optical multimode.

OM1 12fibers MPO-MPO Patch cable

OM1 12fibers MPO-MPO Patch cable

OM1 fiber patch leads with a core size of 62.5 micrometers (µm), is orange jacket by default. The OM1 patchcords can support 10G Ethernet at transmission distance up to 33 meters. It is universally used for 100 Megabit Ethernet applications.

OM2 24fibers MPO-12* Dx LC Patch cable

OM2 24fibers MPO-12* Dx LC Patch cable

OM2 optical patch cords are also coming with an orange jacket and Its core size is 50µm instead of 62.5µm. It supports up to 10G Ethernet at a distance up to 82 meters. However it is oftenly used for 1 Gigabit Ethernet applications.

OM3 12fibers MPO-6*Dx LC Patch cable

OM3 12fibers MPO-6*Dx LC Patch cable

OM3 patchcord has a defaulted jacket color of aqua, with same core size of the OM2, 50 µm. This kind of patchcord supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet at distance up to 300 meters. It is commonly used in 10G ethernet, while it is able to support 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet up to 100 meters.

OM4 24fibers MPO-MPO Patch cable

OM4 24fibers MPO-MPO Patch cable

OM4 patchcord share the same core size 50 µm and Aqua color with the OM3 cable, but It is a further improvement based on the latter. It allows 10G/s link distances of up to 550m compared to 300M with OM3. And it’s able to run 40/100GB up to 150 meters utilizing a MPO connector.

OM5 12Cores MPO-MPO Patch cable

OM5 12Cores MPO-MPO Patch cable

OM5 fiber is the newest type of multimode fiber, and it is backwards compatible with OM4. It has the same core size as OM2/3/4. The color of OM5 fiber jacket is lime green. The OM5 fiber patch cable can support at least four WDM channels at a minimum speed of 28Gbps per channel through the 850-953 nm window.

Single mode and multimode, and specifications (OS1, OS2 etc), MPO/MTP cable jackets are color-coded. Single mode cables are coded yellow. However, when purchasing single mode, always check the OS specification (OS1 and OS2) to ensure that the correct one is selected. Multimode cables are color-coded in aqua (also representing OM3 and OM4), and lime green for OM5. To avoid confusion between OM3 and OM4, violet colored jackets for OM4 were introduced in Europe by manufacturers and this color has started to be adopted in the USA.

According to different fire protection requirements, MPO/MTP jackets are divided into PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), LSZH (low smoke zero halogens) and OFNP (optical fiber non-conductivity, interlayer) etc.

Classified by cable jacket, there are 3 types of MTP/MPO cable:

✔ PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) MTP/MPO patch cable

✔ LSZH(low smoke zero halogens) MTP/MPO patch cable

✔ OFNP(Optical Fiber Nonconductive Riser) MTP/MPO patch cable

PVC cable jacket

PVC cable jacket

Polyvinyl Chloride cable jacket, it’s very soft resistant to oxidation and degradation, which is used for horizontal runs between the table. It is also work for vertical runs if the building features a contained ventilation system running through the duct work.Usually it used in North America, South America, Korea, Russia and so on.

LSZH cable jacket

LSZH cable jacket

Low Smoke Zero Halogen Cable, it’s more rigid as it owns a special flame-retardant coating, and excellent fire safety characteristics of low smoke, low toxicity and low corrosion. It is same to PVC cable for horizontal runs between the table.Usually it used in Africa, Europe, Middle East, China and so on.

OFNP cable jacket

OFNP cable jacket

Optical Fiber Nonconductive Riser, is a space within the building created by building components, designed for the movement of environmental air, complies with the NFPA fire safety. It is usually work for vertical runs between floors.It is often used in US market, due to the expensive cost for this jacket, it used not too much until now.

MTP/MPO fiber patch cables are now widely used for indoor applications like buildings, factories, office parks, campuses and so on. Whether you choose PVC, LSZH or OFNP jacket depends on where you’re going to run the cable. We can provide all the above mentioned cable jackets.


● A-class, the end face of the insert core is in plane grinding state, and the advanced manufacturing technology ensures more stable transmission.

● Imported fiber core, no packet loss of high-end data, perfect up to 40g, avoiding interference and high resolution.

● Environmental protection and high quality. LSZH environment-friendly optical cable sheath eliminates external signal interference and provides transparent, stable, agile and natural transmission.

● Strong universality, which can meet the use of most equipment with optical fiber interface in the current market.

● Compact connector design. One MPO / MTP connector can accommodate 12 cores, which is simple to plug and easy to install and disassemble.

● Dust cap protection. The joint is equipped with dust cap to protect the damage of the end face of the joint, which makes the service life of the wire longer and the attenuation more stable


1. LAN wiring between different buildings of the enterprise.

2. Optical link interconnection in optical active equipment.

3. Communication base station cabling, wiring in distribution box.

4. Optical signal connection in residential area, industrial park machine room and commercial building machine room.

5.Optical fiber communication systems, cable television networks, telecommunications networks.



Mechanical Characteristics


Fiber Type


Fiber Count

Duplex /Simplex

Cable Jacket

PVC (Riser/OFNR)/LSZH/Plenum (OFNP)

Jacket Color

OM1/OM2: Orange; OM3/OM4: Aqua; OM5: Lime Green; OS2: Yellow (or as ordered)

Fiber Grade

SMF: G.657.A1/G.652.D; OM5/OM4/OM3/OM2: Bend Insensitive;OM1: G.651

Optical Characteristics


Connector Insertion Loss


Connector Return Loss



Attenuation at 1310nm


Attenuation at 1550nm


Attenuation at 850nm


Attenuation at 1300nm



≤1000 times

Environmental Characteristics


Operating Temperature


Storage Temperature



Working Wave Length

Testing Wave Length

Single/Multi Mode

1250~1650nm 850nm,1300nm

1310nm,1550nm 850nm,1300nm



Vertical Force




Storage Temperature

Grinding Type

Insertion Loss1L




Why choose TANGPIN Fiber Optic Splitter?

Professional real factory

Competitive factory-direct-sales price to help customers save at least 30% of the costs

Telecom level quality

Telecom level optical splitters with high reliability and super stability ensure uninterrupted network connection.

Customized /OEM service

Various packing types of different configurations can be customized. Even the logo can be printed.

Free samples

Free optical splitter samples are available, and customers only need to pay the sample freight.

No Minimum Order Requirement (MOQ)

There is no MOQ for standard and regular fiber optic splitters.

Fast delivery time

A strong monthly supply capacity of over 280,000 ensures a very short lead-time and quick delivery.

36 months warranty

The warranty lasts for 3 years from the date customer received the order.

24-hour customer service

We are 24-hour online to offer prompt feedback on professional pre-sales consultation, inquiry quotation, remote technical support, and after-sales service.

Over 15 years of fiber optic splitter manufacturing experiences

TANGPIN, established in 2005, is one of the earliest and biggest manufacturers of fiber optic splitters in Shanghai, China. We are with more than 15 years of vendor experience for customers.

Advanced manufacturing machines

We adopt advanced manufacturing facilities and testing equipment for optical splitters, like optical cutting fiber machine, grinding machine, coupling equipment, UV solidifying oven, high and low temperature tester, 3D interferometer, insertion loss, and return loss tester, etc.

MPO Patch Cable: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

Q: For 40G. Do I need a 12 fibre cable or 8 fibre cable?

A: 40G transceivers that require fibre cables with MTP connectors only need 8 fibres to operate so it would make sense to assume that MTP cables for 40G transceivers have 8 fibre MTP connectors and use 8 fibre cable. However, MTP connectors are also used in 10G networking where the 12 fibre MTP connector is used along with 12 fibre cable. To make it easier for manufacturers, most only use the 12 fibre connector as this will work in all applications and then choose where to use this with either 8 fibre or 12 fibre cable. So a 12 fibre MTP cable with the correct polarity will work in exactly the same way when used in a 40G transceiver as an 8 fibre cable. The only difference is that 4 of the fibres will not be used (they will be dark).

Q: Male or female? what's difference between them?

A: MTP connectors can either be male or female, often referred to as the gender type of a connector. The male connector has pins, whereas the female connector has no pins. No pins need to be combined with pins to connect. So if you use adaptors to connect two cables, they must be one male and one female.

Q:I could find only UPC and APC connectors on your website. Do you have any other cable which has PC connector?

A:The PC connector has been replaced by the UPC connector. UPC is an improvement of the PC fiber connector with a better surface finish after an extended polishing and the optical return loss is higher than PC structure.

Q: What is the difference between MTP and MPO?

A: MTP is the USConec brand name MPO that we use. The terms are interchangeable.

Q: How do I know what gender I need?

A: Gender refers to the metal guide pins coming out of the endface of the MTP. Most transceivers (QSFP modules) have male pins, so you'll need female cables to interconnect them.

Q: If I'm connecting directly from transceiver to transceiver, what polarity cable do I need?

A: You'll probably need a Method B Female to Female cable. Please check with your documentation to confirm

Q: How many times can I mate/demate the connector and still maintain performance?

A: Under normal use and proper cleaning, the connectors can survive well over 1000 mate/demates.

Q: Are you a factory or a trade company?

A: We are a wholesale factory which is located in Zhejiang, Jiaxin. Our foreign trade office is located in Shanghai.

Q: Are these in stock?

A: No, there is a lead time to build all MTP cable assemblies.

Q: How can I order samples?

A: Please send us an inquiry, once we get the information, we will contact you. The sample could be provided for free.

Q: What is the scale of your company?

A: Our factory is located in Zhejiang, China, with more than 100 workers and 10 technicists. More than 500 thousands patch cord could be manufactured within 1 month.

Q: How is your quality?

A: All the products are manufactured with best raw material and high technology, we only provide high quality products. If you are doubt, please contact us for a free sample.

Q: What is your MOQ?

A: For cables, we don’t have a MOQ, you can buy any number. But some other products have a MOQ, you can ask our account manager to discuss more.

Q: What mode of transportation do you support?

A: Basically we do EXW, FOB, CIF and DAP for the bulk cargo. Samples are sent by express.

Q: Can I put a customized label on the MTP cable? I need to add specific S/N so we can easily identify them.

A: We can customize it without extra charge, you can contact our account manager directly to discuss more.

Q: How can I know the price for the products I need?

A: Please click “SEND INQUIRY”, once our account manager receive your inquiry, they will contact you with email or whatsapp. Please remember to check the information.

Q:What Is The Structure Of MPO Patch Cable And How To Classify It?

MPO fiber optic connectors include optical fibers, sheaths, coupling components, metal rings, pins, dust caps, etc., and the bow and foot parts are divided into two forms: male and female. The male connector has two PIN pins, while the female connector does not. The connections between the MPO connectors are precisely aligned via PIN pins. When the connector is mated, a spring mounted on the end of the ferrule will provide a push to the ferrule to lock it with the adapter. There is a "key" on one side of the connector body and a "bump" points are used to limit the relative position of the connector, namely P1, P2, etc. On the connector body side there is a marking called a "white dot" that designates the insertion side of the connector.

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