In a stadium and sports environment, thousands of fans are all simultaneously streaming and posting to social channels during games. Without adequate network bandwidth, load times can be long and frustrating. High-speed Internet capabilities are required to enhance the customer and end-user experience in addition to supporting Internet-dependent services required to run the facilities.

Our POL solution called FiberLAN delivers secure, high-speed network access to sporting venues in support of a variety of services including: high-fidelity audio, stadium video, surveillance cameras, ubiquitous WiFi access, Point of Sale (POS), and building management.

Passive Optical LAN from DZS helps your teams connect with fans around the world by creating virtual experiences they can enjoy from the comfort of their homes. DZS has developed technologies, such as the 2101P Optical Network Terminal (ONT), that are specific to stadium environments. These solutions meet the need for multiple high-speed Internet access points to enhance the end-user experience, and also support Internet-dependent services required to run the stadium facilities.

Based on carrier-class equipment, Passive Optical LAN typically provides 99.999% availability with redundant and high availability options to increase uptime even further.

With Passive Optical LAN, data can be transmitted through a strand of single mode fiber for up to 20 km (12 miles), thus eliminating the inherent distance limitation of traditional copper cable. POL provides a modern, future-ready, and environmentally friendly network infrastructure.


  • Significant CAPEX and OPEX savings
  • Lower TCO
  • Lower Equipment Cost
  • Reduced power consumption
  • No cooling required for wiring closets
  • Future ready infrastructure (25+ years)
  • More secure
  • Optimizes network performance
  • Massive reduction in floor and rack space consumption
  • Minimizes environmental impact

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Copper LAN Technology
Passive Optical LAN Technology

Case Studies / Related Stories

DZS has deployed in a variety of major sports venues.