Building a Simple, Smart, Scalable Foundation for Software-Defined LANs

What if you could dynamically allocate LAN bandwidth based on real-time needs in software? What if you could pre-program strict quality of service (QoS) to different LAN users, services, devices and ports? What if you could manage secure authorization and authentication in software and automatically associate to users, services, devices and ports?

If you could, then you would have the foundation for a software-defined “LAN.”


Copper in Hotels: Costs More, Does Less for Guests

Hotels and resorts are under increasing pressure to grow revenues and cut costs, while meeting guests’ growing needs for Internet connectivity. Fortunately, now there’s a simple solution to guests’ connectivity challenges. Even better, hotels can improve connectivity without raising prices or scaling back on guest services.


Optical LAN: The Foundation for Smart Buildings and Cities

According to the United Nations (UN), the population of the world’s cities will rise by 700 million within the next 10 years. To keep pace with this growth, UN’s Smart Cities Council is promoting technologies that can create cities with enhanced livability, workability and sustainability.

The smart city concept includes smart buildings, transportation, health and human services, as well as public safety. With its unlimited bandwidth and terabyte speeds, fiber is the obvious choice for communications. But, did you know that fiber can also help build smart buildings and achieve sustainability goals?


School District Innovates to Improve Digital Learning, Saves Enough to Cover a Teacher's Salary

In a recent letter to the FCC, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is pushing the importance of bringing high-speed Internet to more schools and libraries around the county.

According to the letter, students at every U.S. school should have access to Internet speeds of 100Mbps today, and 1Gbps per second by 2017. High-speed Internet is just as important to a child’s learning opportunities as chalkboards and textbooks. But, 72% percent of schools today do not have adequate Internet.


Optical LAN: A College Campus Survival Guide to Streaming March Madness

For college campuses, March Madness may be the most exciting time of the year. But, for campus network IT admins, it’s a real nightmare.

Imagine students from 64 universities all watching the NCAA basketball tournament games for a few weeks. They’re not only watching it on TV – they’re also streaming games in HD on their mobile devices, laptops and game consoles. These bandwidth-hungry users  create a major challenge for the campus LAN.

Subjects: GPON, Video, Optical LAN

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