Nokia, Orange France, deploy PON LAN on 20 sites

Created July 11, 2022
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Nokia say it is deploying a passive optical LAN (POL) solution for Orange over 20 sites in France, including the new Orange Headquarters, Bridge, in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris. The POL solution replaces the existing copper-based LAN, connecting more than 5,000 end points including Wi-Fi and hard-wired terminals.

The optical LAN delivers greater efficiencies and offers a low energy solution for in-building and campus connectivity. The fibre-based networking solution can be easily and cost-efficiently upgraded to increase speed and capacity. Security is baked in with built-in encryption and central control as all intelligence of the network resides in the optical line terminal and none at the user end-points.

Philippe Gacougnolle, Orange France director of the Internal Network Domain said, “Moving to POL for our intra office connectivity can save significant energy costs and reduce emissions which is essential to help Orange meet its ambitious environmental goals”

Stephane Azoulay, Nokia head of Orange France Account said, “Switching from traditional LAN to POL technology means a more compact solution, with less energy consumption and much better performance proving the best possible user experience. We’re proud to have been selected by Orange for this important project.”

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.