Passive Optical Networks Showcased at Ft Huachuca Innovation Day

by | Mar 7, 2024 | Event

Fort Huachuca Innovation Day 2024

Our US Army specialists will be at the Fort Huachuca Innovation Day 2024 taking place on Wednesday, March 13th. If you’re attending this event, be sure to talk with them about how Tellabs can deliver on mission critical needs specific to modernizing base area networks by leveraging fiber optic connectivity.

Passive Optical Networks (PON) is a fiber-based technology that is supported in the Army ICAN-Div2 Guidelines. PON increases capacity while decreasing complexity, cyber vulnerabilities, and operational costs.  By decreasing the operational complexity and levels of effort, PON allows network operators to focus on emerging critical cyber requirements vs traditional network layer 2 infrastructure.

PON is inherently Software Defined and adheres to Zero Trust Principles. It provides commitment bandwidth (e.g., Service Level Agreements) per user, tenant, or application for key priorities such as VDI, CSFC, Wireless, LIFI, etc. PON infrastructure now also supports transport for higher speed, low latency 5G requirements with speeds from 25G-400G. This technology is proven across many DoD installations. It is recognized in the DoD Digital Modernization Strategy Document, DoD UFC, JITC, UC APL, BICSI, and TIA standards.

At Fort Huachuca Innovation Day we look forward to showcasing how to transform the way the US Army builds and operates base area networks using PON. These optical networks offers the US Army better security (320:1 fewer devices to STIG), simplified operations (6:1 staff reduction), environmental contributions (60%+ less embodied carbon) and reduced costs (20-50% lower).

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Tom Parisi
Tom Parisi
VP Federal Sales