Passive Optical LAN addresses evolving service demands with outstanding network performance. It delivers all services on 1 high-capacity network, improves efficiency, reduces costs, enhances the user experience and delivers value for decades.
High-bandwidth services are reshaping business practices in all industry sectors. Fast networking capabilities offer a means to process data more efficiently and reduce service delivery costs. While their motivations differ, many businesses and organizations face similar network challenges. Most have legacy copper-based LANs. These LANs need upgrades to support high-bandwidth fixed and mobile services. But upgrades mean investing in new switches and perhaps even new CAT cabling.
It is worth considering alternatives that can deliver better value. POL is ideally suited and offers more value for less investment. A Passive Optical LAN delivers gigabit speeds and protects sensitive data with built-in, military-grade security features. It reduces operating costs by using equipment that requires less power, cooling, and maintenance. This equipment also uses much less space and covers 200x more area than legacy LAN equipment. Optical fiber cables are more resistant and longer lasting than copper cables. They also offer unlimited bandwidth potential.
But what are the factors driving the need for POL. Here are the top drivers:
Daily life changes when everyday devices connect and become part of information systems and user applications and create an unlimited and connected environment. The proliferation of these connected devices requires a communication network that is highly efficient, flexible and scalable
Mobility and the increasing reliance on mobile devices and applications put pressure on the network capacity used to backhaul Wi-Fi traffic. With Wi-Fi, currently an integral part of every enterprise communication network and the market moving to Wi-Fi standards 802.11ac wave 2 and 802.11ax the LANs must be adapted to support bitrates of up to 10Gb/s. So LANs need the ability to scale bandwidth and adhere to evolving Wi-Fi standards.
Data growth and the ever-increasing bandwidth requirements to support the use of streaming video content, video conferencing, and cloud-based services into the LAN call for an infrastructure that must be able to process the continuously increasing volume of data and information that must be managed quickly and efficiently
Investment protection, POL will last for decades, ready to support any new application that may come along. The capacity of the infrastructure will be sufficient for years to come, but if higher bandwidth is required in the future, the upgrade will be easy and cost-efficient with minimal changes to electronics and no changes to cabling. There is no need for forklift upgrades.
Today, businesses and organizations of all types have an unprecedented opportunity to benefit from innovative communications technologies. These technologies offer rich new devices and applications, fast connections, and mobility that allows users to be more productive from virtually anywhere.
A fast, reliable, and cost-efficient LAN remains an essential enabler. By upgrading to fiber-based LAN technology, businesses and organizations will be well positioned to enable and benefit from new communications technologies for years to come.