Nokia has unveiled a Passive Optical LAN (POL) solution suitable for the needs of enterprises networks that demand high bandwidth connectivity. Nokia’s POL solution is a cost-effective alternative to the traditional copper-based LANs and is superior in terms of bandwidth delivery, energy efficiency, security, and space savings.
Based on Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) fiber technology, Nokia’s new POL consumes only 50% less space and power. It can deliver unlimited data capacity and is capable of supporting all video, voice and data requirements over a single fiber optic cable.
According to Nokia, the solution is suitable for all enterprise businesses, seeking an effective way to deploy their local area networks.
Commenting on POL, Erik Keith, Principal Analyst for Broadband Networks and Multiplay Services at Current Analysis, said, “We’ve seen interest in POL increase dramatically over the past few years as enterprises around the world have come to realize the substantial service delivery and operational efficiency advantages that POL architectures provide over Ethernet-based LANs. We expect to see accelerated momentum in the POL space as Nokia and other major vendors enter the market and provide compelling, future-proof alternatives to the existing Ethernet LAN model.”
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.”