Campus housing provider Elauwit widely deploys Tellabs' optical LAN

Elauwit (Naperville, IL ), a housing service provider for college campuses, is deploying Tellabs’ optical LAN to deliver RF video and ultra-high-speed Internet to college students in 8 student housing projects across 8 states.

Oct 3rd, 2013

Elauwit (Naperville, IL ), a housing service provider for college campuses, is deploying Tellabs’ (NASDAQ: TLAB) Optical LAN to deliver RF video and ultra-high-speed Internet to college students in 8 student housing projects across 8 states.

Because college students use many different devices to stream HD video and data, their bandwidth demands pose a major challenge for LANs, notes Tellabs. A recent study by Pew Internet cited by the company found that more than 9 out of 10 college students are using broadband data services. More than 8 out of 10 students rely on multiple devices, connecting via cell phones, laptops and iPods.

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Tellabs notes that its optical LAN is purpose-built for high-capacity, high-performance deployment scenarios such as student housing networks. Tellabs contends that its optical LAN can save up to 70% of the total cost of ownership, 80% of power requirements and 90% of space needs, compared with a copper-based LANs.

“To help college students succeed, ultra-high-speed data services are key. But traditional copper-based LANs can’t keep up with growth in students’ bandwidth demands,” comments Tom Ruvarac, Tellabs director-product management. “That’s why Tellabs provides a future-proof optical LAN solution that can easily scale up to handle traffic needs for decades to come. [Our] optical LAN simplifies the underlying network infrastructure and operations, getting the LAN’s job done with fewer network elements by using passive optical networking technology.”

To ensure smooth deployments for Elauwit, Tellabs' trusted system integrator partner, CORE Telecom Systems, coordinated all support and logistics for installing the optical LANs. CORE’s expertise with complementary solutions, from fiber cable and connectivity to video and power, were instrumental in providing Elauwit with an end to end network solution.

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“Our Elauwit deployments highlight the value that CORE Telecom adds to each LAN we deploy,” says Lyle Frank, national sales director at CORE Telecom. “By enabling video and Wi-Fi services through Tellabs’ optical LAN, we helped Elauwit to reach its goal of meeting the college students’ increasing network demands today and well into the future.”

“College students expect great broadband data service, particularly in student housing. Tellabs’ Optical LAN enables us to deliver the bandwidth students need today and tomorrow, simplify our LAN deployments and lower overall LAN costs,” concludes Taylor Jones, CTO at Elauwit. “Tellabs Optical LAN, coupled with CORE Telecom’s complementary solutions, provides Elauwit much better value for money, compared with conventional, copper-based LANs.”

Tellabs and CORE Telecom recently discussed the Elauwit deployments at the NMHC Student Housing Conference & Exposition (Sept. 30 - Oct. 2) in New Orleans, at CORE Telecom’s booth #304.

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