Switching to a Passive Optical LAN will reduce costs while improving performance
POLAN is perfect for increasingly smarter buildings and campuses and their security and small cell backhaul networks
The enterprise network connections to the Internet have greatly improved over the past few years, in order to support growing demand for bandwidth. However, the typical enterprise LAN is still operating over distance-limited copper. The LAN has to support an increasing number of connections such as IP-based telephony and various smart building sensors, but doing so adds a complex layer of equipment and cabling that is no longer the most cost effective option.
Given the distance limitations and switching requirements of a copper-based LAN, a typical network requires a building aggregation switch and numerous switches in communications closets on various floors to supply more ports, and cover distances greater than 100m.
In contrast, a Passive Optical LAN would require a campus OLT switch which could easily connect to ONTs placed near the end users/sensors/connected equipment. All of the aggregation layers in the floors and buildings are eliminated, greatly reducing equipment cost, management costs including space and power, cabling costs and more. The savings from implementing a Passive Optical LAN solution can be as much as 50%.
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