APOLAN Expands Membership Base to Continue Driving the Global Adoption of Passive Optical LAN Adoption

Five companies join the Association for Passive Optical LAN and 2019 Chairman announced to further support the market opportunity for fiber-based networks

NEW YORK – Feb. 6 2019 – The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), the non-profit organization driving both education and adoption for Passive Optical Local Area Networks (POL), today announced five new global members have joined the Association. Dirtt, Excel Networking Solutions, Furukawa Electric, Icon Voice Networks and Meisterbuch have joined the high-profile list of IT vendors, manufacturers, distributors, system integrators and consultants that are actively involved in driving the global adoption of Passive Optical LAN with APOLAN.

Digital transformation is now table stakes for most companies and organizations. When it comes to the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, the demand for Smart Buildings, military-grade security, five-nines availability, cost-effective scalability and virtually unlimited bandwidth has never been higher. Traditional copper-based networks were never designed to meet these demands. To address this issue, APOLAN’s existing and new member companies are helping industry leaders adopt POL as the cost-effective, high-bandwidth, reliable, secure and flexible solution for today and tomorrow’s connectivity needs.

APOLAN also recently named its new Chairman, Paul Mills, the Director of Sales North America at Excel Networking. “From our founding members to our newest members, APOLAN has built an organization comprised of innovative leaders that deliver an unparalleled level of industry and POL expertise,” said Mills. “Our members are dedicated to educating the industry on POL technology and providing the right solutions and resources to support the increasing demand for this innovative technology.”

Dirtt, Excel Networking Solutions, Furukawa Electric, Icon Voice Networks and Meisterbuch join a robust roster of APOLAN members, which includes. Accu-Tech, AFL, Alpha Technologies, CAILabs, CallisonRTKL, Capella University, Corning, DasanZhone, EXFO, Fiber Optic Association, Huawei, Infiniti Technologies, ITConnect, Nokia, Noovis, Optical Cable Corporation, Qypsys, Satra, Solara, Telege, Tellabs, University of Nigeria, University of Buffalo, Vision Tech, VT Group and YOFC. A complete list can be found here.

APOLAN membership allows companies a voice in shaping the advocacy, education, market adoption, and best practices for POL. Members receive access to Association resources, the ability to extend their reach with the target audiences, and the opportunity to share content with the POL network and ICT industry. Member companies work together to deliver non-partisan information to current and potential customers, while leveraging an aligned vendor message for higher quality engagement that drives business value. For more information on the members, or to apply for membership, visit http://apolanglobal.org/membership/.

About The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN)

The Association for Passive Optical LAN is a non-profit organization that is driving adoption and educating the market about the technical and economic advantages of passive optical LAN technology. Through its membership, which is comprised of manufacturers, distributors, integrators and consulting companies actively involved in the marketplace, the Association hopes to help designers, engineers, architects, building owners, CIOs and IT departments implement and successfully use passive optical LAN. For more information, visit http://www.apolanglobal.org/.

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