Offset the Cost of DAS with Optical LAN

From airports to sports stadiums, through college and healthcare campuses, to hotels, resorts and large enterprises, guests and employees expect reliable wireless coverage. To improve the capacity and coverage of their 3G and 4G/LTE networks to keep end users satisfied, these facilities have been relying on distributed antenna systems (DAS) technology. But, a DAS network is expensive to install, with facility owners arguing it’s not their responsibility to pay for it.

Enter Optical LAN.

Transforming Hotel Networks with Fiber Optics at HITEC 2014

HITEC 2014, the world’s largest hospitality technology event, is around the corner. With presentations from industry experts and innovative solutions on display, we will be showcasing our Tellabs Optical LAN solution.

Hotel networks are continuously evolving. They must not only meet their guests’ connectivity needs, but also support future data, voice and video services with their associated bandwidth needs. Traditionally, hotels have relied on copper-based local area networks (LANs) to support these services. However, copper networks offer limited bandwidth, requiring constant infrastructure upgrades. The better solution is fiber optics-based Optical LAN.

Optical LAN and Wi-Fi: Friends, not Foes

In the midst of the BYOD and Internet of Things era, corporate LANs are being tested by the sheer number of wireless devices and their associated bandwidth needs like never before. On top if this, it’s not just the tablets and smartphones. Modern Wi-Fi networks must also support building security, automation and environmental controls. That’s no small feat.

The Answer to HIMSS' Healthcare IT challenges? Upgrade the Network!

1100 Series ONTThe 2014 HIMSS Leadership Survey found that the top three priorities for the healthcare industry are information security, leveraging IT to improve clinical care and financial viability. The industry has lacked one solution that can address all of these challenges – until now. 

The solution is to upgrade a hospital’s technology backbone – aka the local area network (LAN).

Traditionally based on old, legacy copper-based networking, hospitals are now turning to fiber optics, or Optical LAN, to meet current and future IT needs. In line with the findings of the HIMSS survey, Optical LAN is:

Google Agrees, PON is the Smart, Scalable and Stable Choice for the Future

Google has long enjoyed its reputation as a tech innovator. From its search engine through Google Fiber and Android OS to Google Glass, Google has the Midas touch. And it’s not just the gadgets – the tech giant has been at the forefront of enterprise technologies, such as big data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things and more.

This is why we were excited when we learned that for its Google Fiber, Google chose gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology. While many assumed that

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