A New Network Paradigm: Cutting Cost, Space and Energy Use

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Executive Summary

Military agencies, like their civilian counterparts, juggle a number of requirements when deploying Local Area Networks (LANs). First, they must stay up-to-date technologically, in terms of network speed, capacity and functionality. At the same time, they have to control both upfront and long-term LAN costs. Finally, they have to figure out a way to achieve those objectives while also complying with a federal mandate to trim energy consumption 30% by 2015. That's a tall order. But military agencies can now achieve these goals by deploying an advanced optical LAN solution, based on Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) technology.

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