All organisations are facing a massive demand for faster data transfer rates over local area networks (LANs) spurred on by richer applications and an increasing list of data-hungry client side devices, especially as phenomena like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT) take hold. The voice, video, and software data they consume is skyrocketing.

Copper Ethernet is dated

Traditional copper networks can’t keep up, neither providing the speed or capacity to meet these new challenges. To ready networks for the future, many organisations are considering alternative technology as the foundation to build a new type of LAN infrastructure.

Passive Optical LAN (POL) provides a high capacity fibre-based infrastructure that enables organisations to run multiple services converged over minimal cabling and switching. It’s been common in the service provider space for many years, and is now catching on with enterprise organisations as they deploy new networks and consider how to save money, but achieve greater performance in the long-term.

A network infrastructure ready for the decades ahead

As the leader in fixed access technologies, Nokia’s POL solutions are helping organisations to meet their rapidly evolving needs through:

  • Better bandwidth – remove network bottlenecks with Gigabit speeds
  • Less power – 40% saving in energy to run comparable LAN networks
  • Simple cable infrastructure – simple, reliable, and small volume cable infrastructure ready for the next 50 years
  • Zero interference – Optical Fibre is immune to electro-magnetic and radio-frequency interference
  • Better security – built-in features make it difficult to eavesdrop
  • Space savings – less equipment and enclosures reduces footprint by up to 90%

Running one simple network, your customer will benefit from reduced operational costs, better business performance, and premium service experience for mobile users.

Understanding Passive Optical LAN



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