CommScope and US Conec Reach Licensing Agreement on Fiber Connectors


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CommScope and US Conec have reached a licensing agreement that enables both parties to manufacture VSFF (Very Small Form Factor) fiber connectors including the MDC connector and beyond.

For over two decades, duplex fiber optic connectors supporting in-building networks, data center, and carrier-based applications have utilized SC or LC formats, with LC connectors providing double the number of connections as the SC connector in the same amount of space. With the ever-increasing demand on data centers and carrier-based applications, emerging architectures require the higher connectivity densities offered by US Conec’s MDC connector.

The MDC connector is the next step in connector technology, allowing data centers and carrier-based applications to prepare for the network demands of the future. The MDC duplex connector enables the highest achievable connector density by delivering a 3X advantage over a standard LC connector. Manufactured with 1.25mm ferrule technology, it is designed to support even the most challenging applications such as high density data center cabling infrastructure and 400G+ breakout transceiver designs.

“The MDC duplex connector ushers in a new era of dual fiber connectivity by delivering unmatched density, simple insertion/extraction, field configurability and optimal carrier grade performance,” said US Conec President Joe Graham. “The collaborative effort between US Conec and CommScope opens the door to rapid high-volume deployments with leading edge connector technology to ensure robust supply chain demands are met.”

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