Passive optical LANs are dramatically faster, more efficient, sustainable, cost effective, scalable and adaptable to future requirements than traditional copper-based infrastructure. Optical LANs eliminate the distance constraints, power requirements and heat dispersion issues of copper. They deliver increased network security, performance and operational efficiency. There is no doubt: This is the future of networks.
Connecting is more than switches and cables. Connecting is expertise, applied. Tellabs helps customers connect through Optical LANs that deliver five key advantages over legacy copper LAN technologies
Optical LANs are simpler than copper. There is less equipment and cabling to house and maintain. Centralized management makes changes easier, faster and more cost effective. Fiber’s ability to converge multiple services into one medium dramatically simplifies operations.
Optical LANs’ endpoint capacity surpasses copper by a factor of four. Single-mode fiber cable used in optical LANs can reach 30 kilometers (18 miles) without signal regeneration. Superior density and reach, combined with lower installation costs, mean maximum scalability.
Fewer electronics, less cabling, no telecom closets and lower power consumption mean reduced network costs. Greater density and reach along with future-proof cable bandwidth mean scalability to meet future needs. Add carrier grade reliability and black-ops-level security, and it’s clear that optical LANs are the smart choice.