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IBM z Systems Connectivity Handbook by Bill White, Frank Packheiser, Ewerson Palacio

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Fiber optic cables
This appendix describes the physical attributes of optical fiber technologies that are supported on z Systems platforms. The following topics are covered:
Fiber description
Fiber connector types
Mode-conditioning patch (MCP) cables
Conversion cables
Description
Fiber optic cables use light for data transmission, rather than electrical current on copper cables. Fiber optic cables have many advantages. For example, they are many times lighter and have substantially less bulk, no pins, a smaller and more reliable connector, ...

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