Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Nokia Offers Passive Optical Alternative to Ethernet

Nokia is launching a Passive Optical LAN (POL) solution that is positioned as an alternative to a copper-based Ethernet LANs for operators, enterprises, governments, healthcare and hospitality providers, and higher education institutions.

Nokia said its POL solution, which leverages existing GPON technology, is less costly and requires, on average, 50 percent less space to deploy and power to run than traditional Ethernet based LANs.

To better serve customers around the world, Nokia is collaborating on the launch with global system integrators, resellers and distributors including IBM and KDDI.

Nokia's POL solution includes:

  • 7360 ISAM FX high-capacity fiber platform
  • 7368 ISAM ONT fiber termination points
  • 5571 POL command center (PCC) intuitive management system

Federico Guillen, president of Nokia's Fixed Networks business group, said: "New solutions for enterprise LAN are needed due to growing capacity needs, management complexity, network maintenance and high upgrade costs.  Passive optical LAN provides a viable, simple and cost-effective alternative, and will accommodate the evolving connectivity needs of organizations today and in the future."