Fort Campbell goes lean and green with GPON.
The United States Army base occupies more than 105,000 acres across the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The Army base’s primary mission is training, mobilization and deployment for the 101st Airborne Division. The communications infrastructure is of critical importance for the Army’s success.
GPON Cabling update was provided by Tellabs, GCN and Defense Systems.
When Fort Campbell’s network enterprise center planners compared costs, they discovered that the optical fiber-based GPON solution would save them more than $1.5 million over a traditional copper-based active Ethernet LAN.
The GPON solution reduced power and energy usage at Fort Campbell because the passive architecture requires no power within the fiber or optical devices that distribute signals to end users. This means the network produces less heat, delivering energy savings of up to 80 percent when compared with a traditional copper-based LAN.
Fort Campbell was also able to reduce its cabling, floor, rack and enclosure requirements. A typical copper-based LAN serving up to 2,000 users requires 90 rack units of space. But an optical LAN, because of its density, can serve up to 8,000 users with only one equipment rack or 11 rack units. Additional energy savings is achieved by reducing power, monitoring, and cooling costs.
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