Data Centers

Minor MPO/MTP endface contaminants under PAM4 modulation can greatly erode 200G/400G link budgets – Cabling Install

Nearly all link failures occur at points of connection, and very rarely across unbroken network spans. At the same time, the signal modulation technology that underlies the new short-reach 200G/400G optical Ethernet standard reduces the available link budget in high-bandwidth datacom applications – making the operational need for immaculate connector endfaces all the more imperative. More than 10 million MPO/MTP connectors are in use across the world today, with more than 1 million forecasted to be fielded in 2019. An MPO connector market compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of at least 10% is expected to sustain for the next five years. Best-practice FO connector cleaning and inspection procedures will become essential to maintain the highest levels of data center performance and reliability.

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