Passive Optical LAN Gains Greater Acceptance And New Customers With Fed Gov And Military This Year

Tellabs will be working hard at AFCEA TechNet Asia-Pacific this week, educating and advocating for the continued rapid adoption of Passive Optical LAN, also known as G-PON, by the military and federal agencies. TechNet Asia-Pacific marks the culmination of a year’s worth of successes for Tellabs Optical LAN (OLAN) that have stacked on top of each other through-out 2016.


Early in the year Tellabs Optical LAN software release SR29 passed JITC certification, which qualified SR29 for immediate deployment in DoD, armed services and federal government local area networks. This is a very important milestone for Tellabs because it is the best public industry certification process available for Optical LAN to test security, availability and interoperability.


Next, we released the Fort Campbell United States Army base case study, which demonstrated that the Tellabs Optical LAN system had saved the U.S. Army more than $1.5 million over a traditional copper-based active Ethernet LAN. We also made public the USMC Recruit Depot in San Diego case study that revealed how the Tellabs Optical LAN had helped the USMC achieve their network goals of enhancing cybersecurity and reducing day-1 capital expense and year-over-year operating expenses.


The biggest news came during summer when the DoD updated its Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) documents to include Optical LAN deployment guidelines for new construction and renovation requirements. The UFC can be used for planning, design, construction, sustainment, restoration and modernization of telecom infrastructure. This means that a single source of requirements is now available for all DoD planners, engineers and installers for the installation of G-PON and OLAN.


If you would like to read more about why the federal government and the military are moving forward with Tellabs Passive Optical LAN, please visit our website.