Case Study: Gigabit Passive Optical Networks – WSU, Zhone and PowerCom


THE CHALLENGE

 The new Global Scholars Hall is the first residence hall on WSU’s campus with GPON. FiberLAN allows WSU to meet the high bandwidth demands of Global Scholar Hall’s busy students with unparalleled access speeds.

The new Global Scholars Hall is the first residence hall on WSU’s campus with GPON. FiberLAN allows WSU to meet the high bandwidth demands of Global Scholar Hall’s busy students with unparalleled access speeds.

The aging copper wiring in many campus facilities no longer meets the demands for high-speed Internet access

SOLUTION

  • PowerCOM installed Zhone Technologies FiberLAN GPON solution in WSU’s new Global Scholars Hall, a five-story, 275-bed facility with additional requirements for common living and study spaces
  • Build out new residence halls and other facilities with Zhone’s FiberLAN GPON solution to save money, time and space, and other Internet services
  • Update existing, failing copper wiring with Zhone’s fiber solution to lay the foundation for future growth

BENEFITS

  • Savings of nearly $630,000 versus a traditional copper installation or upgrade
  • A highly future-resistant infrastructure that allows WSU to continue to be good stewards of tax-payer dollars
  • 504 square feet of space saved that can be used for student living, studying or entertainment
  • Faster time-to-implement with fewer disruptions to students and staff
Christy Weber