Optical LAN Delivers Network Speed, Reliability, Mobility and Sustainability at Ryerson University

by | Sep 18, 2020 | Article, Featured

Ryerson University Daphne Complex Tellabs Optical LAN installation

Cable Installation and Maintenance Magazine recently published an article jointly written by John Hoover (Tellabs Marketing Director) and Jimmy Gagnon (EXFO Business Development Team Leader) titled Reliability and Sustainability at Ryerson University that details how Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University) provides students with reliable high-speed connectivity and complete mobility at their homes away from home.

This article features Ryerson’s first 2016 Optical LAN (OLAN) installment at Pittman Hall (14-floor residence hall, built 1991, with 565 rooms), which was a brownfield renovation. Plus, Ryerson’s second more recent greenfield deployment of OLAN at the new Daphne Cockwell Complex (18-floor residence hall, plus mixed-use university resources including classrooms, built 2019).

The Tellabs Optical LAN has been operational going on 5-years and has surpassed the University’s network modernization project goals based on the following successes:

  • Converged network services over fiber-based backbone
  • Minimizes initial capital investment for the renovation of an existing building and new construction greenfield building
  • Small footprint conserves physical space into buildings with limited pathways and telecom rooms
  • Optimized electronics, powering and HVAC for reduced energy and ongoing maintenance savings
  • Centralized management of the network to lowers daily operations time and money for the IT staff

You can read the complete article from Cable Installation and Maintenance Magazine by clicking right here.

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