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The Micro Packet ONP: Leveraging Today’s Optical Network for Next-Generation Ethernet Access

Tue, 10/12/2010 - 6:53am


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


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