Ethernet has become the most popular interface to attach end-users to the range of Ethernet and IP network services. Ethernet is simple, lower cost and familiar and, therefore, easy for end users to own and operate Click here!. A single Ethernet jack can support multiple connections and a wide range of access bandwidths. This enables end-users to grow connectivity and bandwidth easily over time. Ethernet services are often priced less expensively per bandwidth unit than TDM-based network services. With the emergence of Connection-Oriented Ethernet(COE) networking, Ethernet now promises to deliver the reliability, performance, and security of SONET/SDH, but with the networking efficiency inherent to Ethernet.
This white paper describes the emergence of the Micro Packet ONP and how COE capability can be added to the existing MSPP-base to:
• Improve service velocity
• Deliver higher quality, differentiable Ethernet services
• Lower access costs
• Improve backhaul networking efficiency