Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sandia National Lab Deploys Largest PON LAN

Sandia National Laboratories is deploying what is described as the world’s largest passive Optical LAN.  The network now connects about 13,000 workstations in 265 buildings. Sandia National Laboratories started deploying Tellabs Optical LAN Solution in 2009 to replace an existing copper-based LAN.

Tellabs calculates that with the Optical LAN Sandia will save about $20 million in costs over 5 years, once the system is fully deployed.

Tellabs is preparing to ship a new Tellabs 120 mini-ONT, the world's smallest enterprise ONT, in the second quarter. The company is also investing in the sales channel to extend its distribution into enterprises.