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Powering passive optical LANs

For decades, the local area network (LAN) has been a cornerstone for enterprise IT architectures. Networks of cascaded aggregation and switching devices tied together by copper cabling have endured a stream of changes – from best-effort access to always-available; from connecting computers to connecting Wi-Fi access points, cameras, and IP devices; and from malicious viruses to a range of security threats that include data theft and espionage. The bandwidth limitations of the copper cabling however has led to the development of a new, fibre optic-based architecture called passive optical LAN (POL).

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