Nokia Oyj (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) has deployed its first Passive Optical LAN solution in the UK. This took place in a renowned school campus in Cambridge. It didn’t accomplish all this on its own. Close sources indicate that it received great support from the technology integrator FWD-IP and Temple which is the chosen distributor.
The proven Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technologies as well as the optical fiber infrastructure have played a major role towards helping the company achieve its goals. As a matter of fact, the top provider’s Passive Optical LAN solution ensures a secure, flexible, scalable and future-proof network which top officials say have helped the school to boost high speed internet and enhance the educational services they provide students.
Reports indicate a significant growth in the demand for gigabit services. The school’s management resolved to settle for the Passive Optical LAN over the traditional copper-based Ethernet LAN network upgrade. The reason behind the decision was that the school focused on its future-proof capabilities and ability to outperform more traditional solutions in most of the key areas. Essentially, the cost, speed and ease of use matter a huge deal.
According to Yahoo.com, Optical fiber cabling is associated with virtually unlimited capacity and it is a good thing that it can easily and cost-efficiently be upgraded to 10G or 40G speeds. Of course one wouldn’t need more in terms of the required infrastructure.
From a single central location, it has the capacity to provide about 200 times longer coverage than the copper based LAN. This makes it possible to eliminate the need for equipment closets on each floor or at every 100 meters and this is quite attractive.
It delivers virtually unlimited data capacity and thus is able to support all voice, video and data requirements and that is using a single fibre optic cable. While addressing a press conference, the Managing Director at FWD-IP, Stuart Grainger said: “Our client, a Cambridge-based school, is dedicated to providing its students with the best combination of traditional and modern learning approaches to ensure they achieve excellence in every possible way.”
Technological advancements are important and they will continue sparking desirable changes worldwide.