The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), a non-profit organization driving the adoption and education for passive optical local area network (LAN), today announced that four new global members have joined the Association. Nokia, Huawei, CallisonRTKL and Automated Systems Design are the most recent additions to APOLAN’s strong line up of global industry experts.
In addition to expertise in the technology and architecture space, many of APOLAN’s new members will have an impact on the Association’s global presence. This includes strong representation for the Association’s European Chapter, which is set to significantly enhance and advocate European market awareness and education of the many benefits of passive optical LAN.
Passive optical LAN’s popularity is on the rise as enterprises are experiencing increased pressure to meet growing bandwidth consumption demands. APOLAN’s existing and new member companies – from technology vendors, to system integrators and to AEC consulting firms – deliver the reliable, scalable, secure and high bandwidth backbone networks that companies require to meet today’s and tomorrow’s connectivity needs. As a result, more and more enterprise companies are seeking reliable, cost-efficient, and flexible alternatives to copper-based networks.
“Our members are driving forces in their industries, champions that lead passive optical LAN adoption in the enterprise,” says Brian D. O’Connell, Chairman of the APOLAN. “Membership interest from industry heavyweights is a testament to the increasing growth and demand for fiber-based technology in the market. There is no doubt that passive optical LAN is gaining traction and can no longer be ignored.”
APOLAN members receive access to the Association’s existing resources and website, in addition to making their own content available to other members and the industry.