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Synergies with wireless innovations among passive optional LAN benefits: survey

July 23, 2020  

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July 23, 2020 – APOLAN—an organization whose mandate is to drive education and adoption of Passive Optical Local Area Networks (POLs)—released the findings of its member survey, showcasing the top three benefits of passive optical LAN adoption.

1. Passive optical LAN synergies with wireless innovations

No matter the latest wireless technology or service offering, investing in a fiber infrastructure is best for all variations of voice, video, data, DAS, Wi-Fi, security, building automation and other network services. The use of single-mode network fiber cabling inside buildings and across extended campuses delivers optimal synergies with the evolution of wireless standards, networks and innovations.

2. Technology capabilities for today and tomorrow

POL converges all services onto one network while enabling speed, performance, reliability and future-proof scalability. It is a secure infrastructure that does not have any of the demarcations of a traditional copper-based network. POL also has the added benefits of centralized network intelligence management, which enables architectural flexibility for optimizing software-defined networks.

3. Investment protection with lower CAPEX and OPEX

When it comes to CAPEX, POL delivers a life cycle of more than 10 years, limiting the need, and associated expenses, of continuous network upgrades. It also increases OPEX savings with lower maintenance and management requirements, as well as lower energy and cooling needs. Additionally, POL uses very little space, allowing owners to expand revenue-generating areas.

The member survey results includes collective responses from APOLAN member companies, including IT vendors, manufacturers, distributors, system integrators and consultants in the networking space.

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