MTP/MPO fiber optic cables and cassettes take their name from the MT connector which was designed and introduced as a higher performance version of the MPO connector. MTP fiber patch cable products are truly innovative for a variety of reasons. Each MTP connector contains 12 fibers or six duplex channels while being smaller than most duplex connections that are currently in use. A 72-fiber trunk cable can be terminated with six MTP connectors — manufactured specifically for multi-fiber loose tube or ribbon cable. As the demand for high-density fiber optic cable continues to rise across the world, such innovative solutions will be critical to ensuring that offices and home networks stay connected.