Tellabs outfits Sandia nat'l labs with giant passive optical LAN

Tellabs announced that it has furnished what it reckons is "the world’s largest passive optical LAN" at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM.

Mar 7th, 2013

Tellabs announced that it has furnished what it reckons is "the world’s largest passive optical LAN" at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. Sandia National Laboratories started deploying Tellabs Optical LAN Solution in 2009 to replace an existing copper-based LAN.

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The new network now connects about 13,000 workstations in 265 buildings. With Tellabs Optical LAN Solution, Sandia expects to save about $20 million in costs over 5 years, once the system is fully deployed, according to a press release.

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