Association for Passive Optical LAN Expands Membership and Advocacy Efforts into Europe

The Association addresses the growing demand for passive optical LAN in Europe with the creation of its European Committee

ORLANDO, February 23, 2015 – BICSI Winter Conference 2015 booth #1331 – The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), a non-profit organization that is driving adoption and educating the market about the advantages of passive optical local area network (LAN), today at BICSI Winter Conference publically announces the formation of its European Committee. Through the Association, this new committee will expand local design, development, manufacturing, distribution, sales and installation expertise to entities in Europe who are choosing to replace copper-based LAN with passive optical LAN.

As high-performance networks are needed to support higher bandwidth usage, traditional copper-based LANs simply can’t offer the functionality and security that is crucial in the 21st century. The primary objective for the European Committee is to advocate for the benefits of passive optical LAN, including money, energy and space savings, and educate the LAN industry about the global adoption of passive optical networks. It will also recruit new member companies that share the common goal of promoting a fiber-based LAN infrastructure that meets the technology needs of today and the future.

“Since day one, European companies have expressed a strong interest in passive optical LAN and this local committee satisfies that demand for knowledge and action,” said Dave E. Cunningham, president of the APOLAN. “We expect that the bi-directional collaboration between our experienced North American advocates and the specialized European experts will accelerate the adoption of passive optical LAN in these countries.”

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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 members comprised of manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and consulting companies actively involved in the marketplace, the Association hopes to help design engineers, architects, building owners, CIOs and IT departments succeed with Passive Optical LAN. For more information visit

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