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[Video] Network Connectivity: Cabling and Connectors

It's more than just an acronym.


During a recent webinar we hosted Palo Alto’s Fuel User Group we posed a question to the members, ‘Have you installed an MPO/MTP® Connector in your network?’

With a resounding 'No' response, the results got us thinking that it’s important to familiarize our customers with the different types of cabling and connectors available on the market.

Watch the Demo on Cabling & Connectors Now!

In this video, I’ll go over some of the considerations to make when deciding between copper and fiber cables for your network, in addition to digging deeper into the cables and pluggables offered.

Media Specifications for Copper 10G Fiber

Media specifications for the different cables plays a large role in determining the maximum distance the cable can run.

Data Center Connections: 40G/100G

When you move to data speeds beyond 10G, you have different connections available depending on whether you're using single mode or multi-mode fiber. Single mode uses the LC connector, while multi-mode now uses the MPO connector and cable.

Making a Connection to 25G/40G/100G Pluggables

Using and MPO/MTP® 12 or 24 connector, you'll be able to connect to 40G-SR4, 100G-SR4 or 100G-SR10 pluggables.

MPO vs MTP®

MPO is the industry standard connector. MTP® is manufactured by US Conec. Garland utilizes MTP connectors, because the patent they have on their connector gives the lowest dB loss.

Cisco’s BiDi Optical Technology

If you haven’t run into this yet, I’m sure you will soon. Cisco’s BiDirectional technology allows you to utilize the same fiber for the send and receive traffic. This allows you to use the existing infrastructure you already have and boost traffic, all without dropping packets. 

 

If you’re ready to learn more about these different cables and pluggables, check out this quick video.

Written by Chris Bihary

Chris Bihary has been in the network performance industry for over 20 years. Bihary has established collaborative partnerships with technology companies to complement product performance through the integration of network test access points. Previously, Bihary was Managing Partner at Network Critical.