Connected Real Estate Magazine - Vol 1 Issue 2 - 67
what we believe are the gaps in the
current technologies and the gap in
providing services that are expected in
"If I go back, when we launched our
enterprise segment and our federal
government segments, yes we expected
them to be bigger, but they are growing.
It's patience in these segments, especially for the federal government space,
where you need certifications to actually be able to sell to the government."
IMPACT ON THE REAL
As network architectures become
more complex, expect Tellabs to continue to be more and more of a presence in the commercial real industry.
There is the Internet of Things, wireless
access, services moving the cloud and
hosted services to deal with. From a
commercial real estate perspective, it's
crucial to make sure any building being
constructed, or any infrastructure for
that matter, allows for the crew to take
into consideration that many new devices will need to be included and most
likely connected wirelessly.
That means there will be a need for a
large amount of bandwidth to provide
seamless connectivity, security and reliability for the most critical business application with a management simplicity that prevents network down time.
That is where Tellabs' fiber technology
comes in; it can be delivered at reduced
capital expenditure than copper with
operational savings that can last a very
ling time. There will never be a need to
rip out the fiber infrastructure to add
more capacity, which is often the case
with copper wiring.
"Ultimately that last connection is
going to be wireless, but these wireless
devices are providing more and more
We are supplying our service providers with more connectivity capacity
and we're taking these same benefits into the enterprise space.
bandwidth to all of these Internet of
Things devices," Dagenais said. "You
need a strong backbone infrastructure."
The fiber technology is also a space
saver. It can up to 12 miles without
being repeated and powered, versus
traditional copper, where every 300 feet
a piece of equipment is needed. This
eliminates many of the IT rooms and
their required cooling equipment.
"From an architect and builder perspective, it's a very cost effective infrastructure," Dagenais said. "The builder
can sell the infrastructure capabilities,
the connectivity, and many of the applications required to support building systems. The person or company
managing the building can provide
management services to the tenants.
It creates a revenue opportunity, with
better cost factors than a traditional
copper infrastructure. From a real estate perspective, it addresses the capex,
the opex challenges as well as provide
capability they can sell to their tenants."
The future remains bright for Tellabs,
which does not plan to loosen its grip
on the enterprise space anytime soon.
There's just too much potential with all
the many online devices out there and
the connectivity that is required and expected, whether it's five or six people in
the same house using wireless devices simultaneously or a military environment
that works on classified, guest and secure
networks all at once. The physical limits
of bandwidth that can be carried on
fiber are currently unknown, but Tellabs
is ready to find out.
"We are supplying our service
providers with more connectivity
capacity and we're taking these same
benefits into the enterprise space.
That is where I think the tremendous
opportunity is for Tellabs and for
the industry and the market as well,"
Dagenais said. "We're taking this
proven technology, but bringing it into
a new application. It delivers infinite
more capability and capacity than
anything traditionally available. That
is what really excites me and I think
that's where we're going to make the
most headway as we go forward."