Passive Optical LAN Gigabit Fibre to the Desktop

Wed 10 May 12:30 — 2pm

A panel discussion on POL, see a working demonstration and ask questions from our experts on how POL could help your business grow
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If you’re a CIO, commercial property investor, manager or just want to be abreast of emerging business technology you need to be at this free lunchtime session.

Passive Optical LAN (POL) is being rolled out through commercial buildings in Europe and in a few years will be an expectation for high-functioning office space here in New Zealand.

Join Environment Canterbury, which included POL technology in its new premises in 2011, and New Zealand and international industry leaders in a lively panel discussion in Chorus’ state-of-the-art Fibre Experience Lab.

The panel will discuss how POL will revolutionise how New Zealanders work, bringing cost savings, environmental benefits and driving agility and efficiency, as well as the advantages and challenges of rolling the technology out through New Zealand office infrastructure.

Following the discussion attendees can take part in a hands-on demonstration of POL in the Lab. Numbers are limited to 50 so register now to avoid disappointment.


Alan has 20 years of experience in ICT and Project Management, and now manages the operational ICT for Environment Canterbury. He was central to the project to design, build and transition to the new building including the installation of a POL networking solution for over 450 staff.

Craig is the Chief Executive of the Telecommunications Association of NZ (TUANZ) which as a member based organisation that has a proud history of providing leadership in representing the views and needs of the people and businesses that rely on communications technology every day.
I have brought together a top performing team and together we devise our strategy, manage our multi-million dollar budget, select and realise new technologies and solutions then manage the asset lifecycle.
Peter Vandaele is a pre-sales engineer for Fixed Access Networks at Nokia, based in Melbourne. His focus is on Passive Optical LAN – the application of GPON as an alternative LAN solution.

His previous roles include Technical Trainer and Research and Development.
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