John Hoover
Sr. Product Manager, Access

John Hoover is senior product manager for access products at Tellabs. In this role, he is responsible for product line management and marketing for all access products including the Optical LAN solutions.

Previously, John held multiple roles in Tellabs’ access division, where he influenced major industry milestones such as early RBOC PON deployments, telecom video implementations, Optical LAN adoption and SARDANA research. For the past decade, he has provided application engineering and product management for IP, Ethernet, PON, DSL, voice, video, data network, transport network and wireless network technologies. He has provided design and implementation for enterprises, MDU, education, hospitality, healthcare, cable, wireless and wireline service provider projects ranging from thousands of dollars to billions of dollars.

John has more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Minor in Economics from California State University Long Beach School of Business.

Blog Posts:


Take Your Network Security to Another Level with Panorama PON Manager

One of the many appealing features of Tellabs’ Optical LAN is our Panorama PON Manager that provides a centralized intelligence and element management system across the entire LAN. In a recent blog, we addressed the system’s simplicity. But, the PON Manager further improves the network’s security. How?


Scalability Builds a Stronger and Better Network

Last month, we discussed the simplicity of our Panorama PON Manager. As the cornerstone of our Optical LAN solution, this management system has another coveted feature important to our customers – scalability.

Last month, we discussed the simplicity of our Panorama PON Manager. As the cornerstone of our Optical LAN solution, this management system has another coveted feature important to our customers – scalability

Our PON Manager’s scalability can be seen on many levels. To start, the PON Manager is ideal for any network size and companies large and small. It works with Solaris-based and Windows-based options, supports virtualized Windows environments and can also be accessed via a web browser in Windows.

To simplify it even further, the PON Manager also offers remote access options, so our customers can easily monitor the network and quickly make moves, adds or changes (MACs) from their laptops, tablets or iPads. In fact, one of our customers, Deltek, stated that they saved 50 hours a week in IT staff time by achieving faster MACs with our PON manager.

Additionally, the IT staff can scale their network with confidence by creating templates and profiles that can be distributed locally, regionally and even internationally. This enables process consistency and underlying policy consistency to assure tight operation and security controls.

However, scalability is not just a feature of the PON Manager – it can be seen across our entire Optical LAN system. For example, did you know that our product portfolio features the world’s smallest ONT? Our Mini ONTs can easily be installed in small spaces, including in cubicles, on walls or in raceways of work environments. Just like the PON Manager, Tellabs’ equipment can easily fit the needs of any company.

Scalability is a critical piece of why our customers choose our Optical LAN solution over copper-based LANs. For example, read how our solution helped Miles & Stockbridge achieve their goals.

For more information about our PON Manager, click here.


The Smart Answer to a Simple Question: How to Improve Your Network?

I recently participated in a panel for the inaugural Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit, where experts from the networking space discussed the role fiber should play in future local area networks (LANs) and why. With all the wired and wireless critical services that relies on a strong network connection, it’s clear that there’s growing excitement about where Optical LAN fits in the networking landscape.


The Simple Solution to Your Network Management Challenges

What drives our customers to seek an alternative to the traditional, copper-based LAN? To start, for many, network management is a time-consuming process that requires IT staff to physically travel across a campus - or even a city - to make moves, adds and changes (MAC) to the network at a specific telecom closet. Imagine what it would be like if the IT manager didn’t have to do that and could manage the entire network from the comfort of his or her desk.


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