The ST fiber optic connector is already in use for many years and is characterized by its bayonet. ST connectors are made of solid metal and in relation to LC connectors relatively heavy. ST duplex patch cables are usually in stock, at least in OM2. ST patch cables with superior fiber qualities like OM3, OM3+ OM4 and can be manufactured, but are rarely used because modern networks use compact plugs. Of course there are also ST patchcords in single mode, but this ST patchcords are even more rarely used.