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Optical LAN for Government

Government networks struggle to keep pace with digital workplace advancements, and business agility progress, in the face of constantly growing cybersecurity threats. Meanwhile, network modernization, and sustainability efforts, are being negatively impacted by a constant state of change in agency leadership, mission and budget constraints. The time is now to break the legacy network design status quo.

Passive Optical LAN is a modern, fiber-based network exceeding agencies’ mission-critical needs. It is standards-based, government tested and widely deployed across multiple agencies, both civilian and defense, in support of network modernization. These agencies have chosen Tellabs Optical LAN because it helps the digital transformation with a cost-effective and sustainable solution.

Quick Facts

  • OLAN Flattens and Simplifies Networks
  • It Reduces Network Vulnerabilities
  • OLAN Lowers Total Cost of Ownership
  • Software-Defined Centralized Architecture
  • Proven Across All Government Markets
  • Tellabs is the PON Innovation Leader

With Tellabs Optical LAN, government CIOs know they can budget while deploying an established technology that delivers simple, secure and scalable choice. Government managers can do more with less, while improving operational efficiencies, network up-time and security. Government IT staff benefits from centralized intelligence and management speeds troubleshooting thus improving user experience. Finally, government employees enjoy less stressful, more productive and healthier work environment with high availability network.

US Capital Washington DC
Facilities Connected
  1. Offices
  2. Multi-Agency Campus
  3. Perimeter Buildings
Systems Supported
  1. Voice and Data
  2. All Video Types
  3. Wi-Fi (Indoor, Outdoor)
  4. Buildings Access
  5. Smart Building & IoT
  6. HVAC and Lighting
  7. Building Management
Example Customers
  1. US DHS
  2. US DoE
  3. US DoI
  4. US Veterans Affairs

Tellabs Optical LAN provides a simple means to converge services and applications, both digital and graceful migration of analog, over fiber limitless capacity. It ensures security at the highest levels based on years of deployments in US most secure military networks. Optical LAN can scale to keep pace with growth and keep pace with new technology. It offers highest network stability with maximum network reliability with industry leading network uptime for real time and critical services. Optical LAN is recognized in UCR, ICAN, JITC, STIG, FIPS, CTTA, BICSI and TIA. It is deployed in the most secure government and military networks around the world.

Facilities Connected
  1. Offices
  2. Multi-Agency Campus
  3. Perimeter Buildings
Systems Supported
  1. Voice and Data
  2. All Video Types
  3. Wi-Fi (Indoor, Outdoor)
  4. Buildings Access
  5. Smart Building & IoT
  6. HVAC and Lighting
  7. Building Management
Example Customers
  1. US DISA
  2. US Army
  3. US Marine Corp
  4. US Air Force
  5. US DIA
State & Local

State and local governments have been deploying Passive Optical Networks (PON) for decades as a means to provide high-speed reliable fiber-based connectivity to their residents and businesses they serve across their outside Wide Area Network (WAN). That same last-mile access networking technology has evolved to support enterprise network connectivity inside buildings and across extended government campuses. When compared to legacy copper-based cabling choices, Tellabs Optical LAN is a simple, stable, scalable, secure and a sustainable choice that addresses IT needs with better technology that saves state and local government agencies money

Montgomery County Maryland
Facilities Connected
  1. Offices
  2. Multi-Agency Complexes
  3. Public Libraries
  4. Schools & Colleges
  5. Medical, Police, & Fire
  6. Utility Yards
  7. Park and Recreation
  8. Perimeter Buildings
  9. Airports
Systems Supported
  1. Voice and Data
  2. All Video Types
  3. Wi-Fi (Indoors & Outdoors)
  4. Smart Building & IoT
  5. Building Management
  6. Smart Cities
Example Customers
  1. Montgomery County Maryland
  2. San Diego Central Public Library
  3. Aurora Public Library Illinois
  4. Oconee County South Carolina
  5. White Plains Public Schools
  6. Dallas/Fort Worth Airport
  7. Santa Fe Public Schools

Featured Government Content

Passive Optical LAN Offers The Best Architecture For Software Defined Networking In The LAN
Passive Optical LAN Offers The Best Architecture For Software Defined Networking In The LAN
Us Army Fulfills Network Modernization Strategy With Optical LAN At Several Bases
Us Army Fulfills Network Modernization Strategy With Optical LAN At Several Bases
Cybersecurity, Optical LAN And The U.S. Department Of Defense
Cybersecurity, Optical LAN And The U.S. Department Of Defense
5 Reasons Government Agencies Choose Passive Optical LAN

Key Benefits for Federal, State and Local Governments

Optical LAN is a smart choice that saves money

More and more Government agencies are seeing the dramatic advantages that Passive Optical LANs have over traditional copper-based infrastructure. With the Optical LAN solution (currently based on G-PON and advanced Ethernet) added to the DoD Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) certification Approved Product List (APL) more than seven years ago, Tellabs has demonstrated that the solution meets the strict security, reliability and scalability requirements that power our government’s infrastructure. Tellabs Optical LAN solution is an innovative, field-proven and cutting-edge solution to the growing network complexities and green mandates that challenge every agency.

Passive Optical LAN helps to enable ultra-reliable communications that meet the mission-critical needs of government. Many of the world’s largest telecommunications service providers trust Tellabs network solutions to provide their customers with reliable, quality services. More than three decades of engineering expertise and JITC-certified products make Tellabs an excellent partner to exceed the needs of modern government connectivity.

Reduce Network Vulnerability Points

Fiber cabling is inherently more secure than copper, while the system has less points of vulnerability, centralized management ensures consistent security policies/procedures and requires less human touch to manage.

Software Defined Technology Today

SDN allows network resources to be defined in software and dynamically allocated based on real-time needs with a cost-efficient path to open-source standards-based true software defined networking. It is easy to manage with centralized intelligence and management, plus policy-based global templates profiles for consistent policies/procedures that improves IT staff hiring, skill-set gaps and retention.

Collapse and Converge over Fiber

Greater connectivity density in less footprint, materials and cost – along with a graceful migration to future 10G/40G technologies over today’s single-mode fiber infrastructure.

Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

Both capital and operational savings with lowers network equipment CapEx costs by up to 30–50% and operational costs up to 50–70% compared to traditional copper-based data networks, and where voice and video convergence is required, further enhancements to this business case can be enjoyed.

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