Fort Campbell United States Army base occupies more than 105,000 acres across the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The Army base’s primary mission is training, mobilization and deployment for the 101st Airborne Division. The communications infrastructure is of critical importance for success, and Tellabs Optical LAN solution installed at Fort Campbell has exceeded their expectation.
The main reasons the U.S. Army chose Passive Optical LAN over traditional copper-based active Ethernet architecture were to conserve building space, provide graceful migration of legacy voice and insure greatest security for all network traffic.
Tellabs Optical LAN has achieved all of the benefits of better scalability, stability and security, but the question remains – how much more did this cost? The good news is that when the network planners compared costs, they discovered that the fiber-based OLAN solution saved the U.S. Army more than $1.5 million over a traditional copper-based active Ethernet LAN.
If you want to learn more about the Tellabs Optical LAN solution that was chosen by the U.S. Army, you can read our business case titled “Optical LAN serves U.S. soldiers preparing for combat tours.”