Trends Report

What To Consider When Exploring Passive Optical LAN

Make Accurate Comparisons With Traditional LANs When Building Your Next Network Design

January 31st, 2019
With contributors:
Renee Taylor-Huot , Christopher Voce , Diane Lynch


The impact of digitalization and smart offices has raised businesses' concerns about energy consumption around the globe. Some vendors are pitching passive optical LAN (POL) as a way to save up to 80% on networking construction and energy costs over traditional local-area networking (TLAN). But when making comparisons, beware of inconsistencies and omissions that may skew the results. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals understand critical information to make sound networking decisions based on real-world conditions.

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