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Does Passive Optical LAN Have a Future in Your Access Network?

Published: 14 March 2018

ID: G00320069

Analyst(s): Mark Fabbi , Ian Keene

Summary

Passive optical LAN can be an alternative to the traditional structured cabling and Ethernet network when new LAN cabling infrastructure is needed. However, infrastructure and operations leaders must carefully assess their use case to determine if passive optical network is a viable alternative.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • The POLAN Architecture
  • Recommendation 1
  • Recommendation 2

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