NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 5, 2016) - The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), a non-profit organization that drives the adoption and education for passive optical local area networks (LAN), today announced that the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) released its network cabling market brief citing the significant growth of passive optical LAN (POL) implementation. According to report findings, POL is a threat to copper cabling in LAN applications and is solidifying its position as a disruptive technology.

Based on the report, new trends in building construction and enterprise workplace design are some of the driving forces in passive optical LAN adoption. Available for purchase, the report highlights how building owners, developers and all IT decision-makers must reprioritize the in-building technology backbone infrastructure to make the necessary changes to meet growing connectivity needs.

"We expect more deployments and adoptions worldwide, specially with new vendors entering the market," says Martin Chiesa, BSRIA senior researcher. "Passive optical networks bring significant savings and lower total cost of ownership, causing a disruption on how enterprises envision networking and its benefits."

APOLAN member companies provided input through direct participation in this BSRIA market study. Demonstrating thought leadership, Association members were instrumental in the data collection showcasing passive optical LAN known strengths and global market size.

 "This BSRIA market report is further proof that awareness of fiber-based networks, associated with committed vendors in the industry, can deliver today the enterprise network for the future," says Brian D. O'Connell, Chairman of the APOLAN.

More information about the report and about BRSIA can be found here.

About The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN)
The Association for Passive Optical LAN is a non-profit organization that is driving adoption, and educating the market about the technical and economic advantages of Passive Optical LAN technology. Through its members comprised of manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and consulting companies actively involved in the marketplace, the Association hopes to help design engineers, architects, building owners, CIOs and IT departments succeed with Passive Optical LAN. For more information, visit

BSRIA is a test, instruments, research and consultancy organisation, providing specialist services in construction and building services.

As a non-profit distributing, member-based association, clients can be assured of our independent approach and authoritative reputation. Any profits made are invested in our on-going research programme, producing industry recognised best practice guidance.

BSRIA (owned by The Building Services Research and Information Association) was founded in 1955 and had a turnover of £13.7 million in 2014-15. BRSIA employs 185 people at our head office in Bracknell (UK), at regionally based construction compliance offices throughout the UK; at offices in France, Spain, China, USA; and Associates in Northern Ireland, Japan, Brazil and Australia.

For more information about BSRIA services, please contact Raphael Chalogany, Business Development Manager at BSRIA Inc., at, or Tel: (312) 753 6800.

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