PCT International, a manufacturer of last mile products for broadband networks, has announced a suite of optical network passive components that is designed to enable cable system operators to capitalize more quickly on the growing cellular backhaul market.?

The passives, part of PCT International’s EQ Link fiber solution, will enable cable operators to expedite the rollout of cellular backhaul deployments.  The market for cellular backhaul is expected to reach $23 billion by 2012, according to published reports by ABI Research.?

The EQ Link passives include a wide variety of CWDM and DWDM multiplexers and filters that have been designed for use in headends or in field installations, and can be configured to meet the needs of individual cable system operators.?

All EQ Link elements are designed with 1310nm pass-through ports that enable operators to preserve traditional HFC video services. In addition, they feature high adjacent channel isolation to eliminate interference as well as wide pass-band performance to ensure stable operation in situations in which temperatures vary widely.

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