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TE Connectivity introduces Serial Link Combiner for small cell networks


February 18, 2013
By Anthony Capkun


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February 18, 2013 – TE Connectivity unveiled a new 10Gbps optical transport product called the Serial Link Combiner (SLC) that reduces the amount of fiber needed in a small cell network. TE’s SLC is a CPRI-rate muxponder that can support up to 225MHz of spectrum over a single fiber pair. The SLC combines up to three 3.072Gbps fiber links to a single 9.8304Gbps (10Gbps) single- or multi-mode fiber pair. Each SLC chassis supports four 10Gbps links for a combined 900MHz of available transport capacity. The four composite 10Gbps fiber links can also be multiplexed by utilizing WDM, CWDM and DWDM to further reduce the amount of fiber needed. SLC works with any solution that transports at the 3.072Gbps data rate, including TE’s digital DAS solutions or remote radio heads, and small-form pluggable (SFP) and SFP+ optical transceivers.