Fiber in Focus Series

Fiber Optics in Focus

LC Connectors


In this Fiber Optics in Focus video series, we’re honing in on some of the industry’s most used and well-known fiber optic products Megladon has to offer. To kick this series off, we’re focusing on the LC connector.



The LC connector is the most common fiber optic connector favored by telecom and data centers worldwide. It’s about half the size of other connectors making it ideal for high-density patch panels. Additionally, LC connectors work well with singlemode cables, which transmit higher bandwidth over longer distances.

LC connectors easily disengage from patch panels without using any special tools. Thus, in high-density fiber cabling, LC connectors allow users smooth and easy accessibility in tight areas and will avoid fiber loss from manual operation. Compared to other single fiber connectors, LC connectors offer extreme density while maintaining the same level of optical performance.

MTP®/MPO Connectors

In continuation of this series, we’re taking a quick look at considerably the most talked about fiber optic connector types MTP®/MPO connectors.


MTP®/MPO connectors are intended for high-density network application and compared to standard cables, can support 12 times the amount of fibers in one end face. These connector types are considered by industry leaders to serve as backbones to many broadband and CATV networks, data communications, and other high-bandwidth equipment given their extremely dense and versatile nature.

In our fiber optic cable connectors guide, we include more information on LC and MTP®/MPO connector types along with some other industry favorites.

An industry leader in fiber optic connectivity, Megladon has deployed millions of fiber assemblies worldwide from our Austin, Texas facility. In addition to fiber optic cables and assemblies, our product catalog includes custom 3D printed parts that are designed to work with nearly all network designs.

Reach out to the Megladon team today to fulfill your fiber optic needs and learn more about our customized solutions.

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About Megladon

A global industry leader in fiber optics and your premier partner for fiber optic connectivity, Megladon has spent over a decade developing fiber optic technology and perfecting the HLC interconnect. Our patented technology and process results in a reference grade interconnect that is reliable, rugged, repeatable and provides maximum performance. With millions of our products deployed worldwide, our fiber optic technology has been proven time and again to solve many of the problems encountered in network deployment and maintenance. We have also been able to use HLC as the foundation piece to develop unique and passive fiber optic solutions for our customers.