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The industry leading choice for simple, secure, scalable and stable connectivity is Passive Optical LAN (OLAN). OLAN is the best network design for sustainable, healthy and smart buildings.

Is your LAN ready for tomorrow’s challenges?

Enterprise network architecture is stagnant while demands on LAN services, infrastructure, equipment and operations are constantly increasing with IoT, cloud, big data, SDN, security and wireless. The common solution for adapting a LAN adds complexity, high human touch, poor future up-grade path and unreasonable costs.

Optical LAN helps enterprise LAN customers build modern high performance networks that delivers four key advantages over legacy copper-based technologies. Optical LAN is a Simple, Flexible and Secure solution that costs less to purchase on day one and operate year-over-year.

Tellabs Optical LAN is the ideal choice for enabling sustainable, healthy and smart building connectivity within the corporate office environment.

Quick Facts

  • Speed IT Productivity with Simplification
  • Reduce Network Vulnerability Points
  • Flexible with Best Capacity and Density
  • Fiber is inherently more secure than copper
  • Graceful migration to future technologies
  • Tellabs is the PON Innovation Leader

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Deltek Chooses Passive Optical LAN to Reduce Costs, Enable Future Expansion and Protect Environment

Optical LAN has three key benefits, and it costs less

The 20th-century LAN was decentralized and hardware-centric. It was designed for “best effort” services and applications with 80% local traffic. CIOs and IT professionals prioritized their IT spend on racks and stacks of switches and cabling that filled their local data center rooms (MDFs) and communication rooms (IDFs). Technicians ran around to far-reaching end-points, managing the daily moves, adds, changes and troubleshooting the occasional network outage during business hours. Security was of little concern behind the enterprises locked front door and wireless connectivity did not even exist yet.

The 21st-century LAN never sleeps. It’s always on. Critical real-time business services and applications demand the highest network up-time and security – in fact, 90% of the traffic now exits the LAN because the data is no longer local. Remote employees, regional and international offices, virtual desktops, hosted/managed services, cloud-based applications, and wireless connections all make today’s LAN more important than ever before. It’s no longer just phones and computers.

Now, there is big data, analytics, Internet-of-Things, smart buildings, eBusiness and eCommerce all depend on this modern LAN.

Furthermore, CIOs and IT professionals need to figure out how to make sure their IT switch and cabling infrastructure can support wireless Wi-Fi 6, 10 gigabit Ethernet connectivity, and beyond.

Tellabs Optical LAN is the best choice for the modern, high-performance 21st century LAN. When compared to its legacy copper-based predecessor, Tellabs Optical LAN is a smart choice that addresses IT needs with better technology that saves money.


With less equipment and cabling to manage and maintain, Optical LAN simplifies networks. Its central management makes moves, adds, changes, both easier and faster, and its ability to converge services onto a single medium dramatically simplifies operations.


With Optical LAN you can connect any network design, cable, service and endpoints. OLAN delivers increased Gigabit Ethernet capacity/density, both within the equipment and across the fiber cabling. Its centrally managed systems support scalability and make possible a graceful migration to future technologies. Optical LAN provides focused, cost effective 10GbE path over today’s SMF based LAN infrastructure.


Optical LAN’s centralized intelligence and management secures policies and procedures for improved breach mitigation plan. Fiber is more secure than copper. ONTs store no user or configuration data. ONTs have no local access. Tellabs Optical LAN is deployed in the most secure government and military LANs.

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