The Mini-MT connector was introduced to the IEEE committees in March 1997 as part of the discussion on new fibre optic connectors for Gigabit Ethernet
. The Mini-MT is a duplex connector
which,like the Galaxy connector
, isan alternative to the duplex SC
The Mini-MT connector can be used for monomode fibres and multimode fib res, it has two rectangular ferrules and is comparable in size to the RJ45 connector. Thanks to this compactness, it is possible to equip 19" front panels with up to 24 ports across the width.