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Peering Carrier Ethernet Networks

Book Description

Peering Carrier Ethernet Networks starts with providing background information on the evolution of important concepts and building blocks that have led to the current state of high bandwidth and high performance Ethernet technology in order to support current and emerging customer applications.

The background information covered includes an overview of Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTN) to describe circuit switching, multiplexing, and voice digitization that lead to the development of T1/T3 and SONET/SDH for transport. It interleaves these developments with changes in the regulatory regime. It also covers the evolution of various important building blocks in data networks as well as the development of Hybrid-Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) networks and wireless networks, and describes how the multifarious access modes are helping in the growth of customer base while the convergence in backhaul is helping to meet the increased demand for bandwidth and to reduce latency and jitter, and eliminating the limitations of supporting multiple protocols.

Additional coverage includes:

  • Carrier Ethernet networks technical standards, which describe how service providers can offer services to "off-net" customers using peered Carrier Ethernet networks
  • Description of the taxonomy of customers and their current and emerging applications at Layer 2 and Layer 3 on peered Carrier Ethernet networks

The book concludes by describing some next steps in the Ethernet technology, peering Carrier Ethernet networks and OSS/BSS systems to meeting the growing demands and emerging trends

  • Detailed coverage of end-to-end services across wide area data networks
  • Consolidates in one ready reference the latest applied research in this rapidly evolving field
  • Provides the context, advantages, and industry standards for peering Carrier Ethernet networks

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. List of Figures
  7. List of Tables
  8. About the Author
  9. Preface
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. Glossary
  12. 1. Introduction
    1. 1.1. Telephone Networks
    2. 1.2. Data Networks
    3. 1.3. Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial Networks
    4. 1.4. Wireless Networks
    5. 1.5. Chapter Summary
  13. 2. Shaping of Data Networks
    1. 2.1. Protocols, Models, and Architecture of Data Networks
    2. 2.2. Convergence in Backhaul
    3. 2.3. Diversity in Access
    4. 2.4. Voice as Another Data Application
    5. 2.5. Chapter Summary
  14. 3. The Ethernet Landscape
    1. 3.1. Ethernet Protocol for Data Link Layer
    2. 3.2. Evolution of Ethernet
    3. 3.3. Components of an Ethernet Switch
    4. 3.4. Emergence of Carrier Ethernet Networks
    5. 3.5. Chapter Summary
  15. 4. Carrier Ethernet Networks
    1. 4.1. Carrier Ethernet–Related Terminology and Architecture
    2. 4.2. Ethernet Services Framework
    3. 4.3. Services Defined by Carrier Ethernet
    4. 4.4. Quality of Service by Traffic Engineering of Carrier Ethernet Services
    5. 4.5. Carrier Ethernet Network Operation, Administration, and Maintenance
    6. 4.6. Need for Peering Carrier Ethernet Networks
    7. 4.7. Chapter Summary
  16. 5. Peering Carrier Ethernet Networks
    1. 5.1. Revisiting Bridging Techniques and Tags
    2. 5.2. Ethernet Access–Related Terminology and Architecture
    3. 5.3. Attributes and Parameters Related to Ethernet Access Services
    4. 5.4. Ethernet Access Services on Peering Carrier Ethernet Networks
    5. 5.5. Examples of Subscriber Services Delivered on Peering Carrier Ethernet Networks
    6. 5.6. Delivering QoS on Peering Carrier Ethernet Networks
    7. 5.7. Service Management in Peering Carrier Ethernet Networks
    8. 5.8. Need for Business-to-Business Access Service Request in Peering Carrier Ethernet Networks
    9. 5.9. Chapter Summary
  17. 6. Standards for Access Service Request
    1. 6.1. Access Service Request and its Modules
    2. 6.2. ASR Forms for E-Access Service for Peering CENs
    3. 6.3. Linkage Between ASR Forms and IT Systems Related to OSS/BSS
    4. 6.4. Chapter Summary
  18. 7. Operations and Business Support Systems
    1. 7.1. Evolution of OSS/BSS Framework
    2. 7.2. State Machine, Transactional Integrity, Security and High Availability of OSS/BSS
    3. 7.3. Efforts to Reduce Operational Costs
    4. 7.4. Impact of NFV and SDN on OSS/BSS
    5. 7.5. Customer Applications Are the Business of Operations/Business Support Systems
    6. 7.6. Chapter Summary
  19. 8. Applications of Peering Carrier Ethernet Networks
    1. 8.1. Taxonomy of Customers and Applications
    2. 8.2. Mapping of Application Performance Objectives to Standard MEF CoS Performance Objectives
    3. 8.3. Mapping Application-Specific Network Functionality to Carrier Ethernet Services
    4. 8.4. Cyber-Physical Systems and Other Emerging Applications
    5. 8.5. Process for Converting Application and Topology Information into a Design
    6. 8.6. Next Steps
    7. 8.7. Chapter Summary
  20. 9. Next Steps in Peering Carrier Ethernet Networks
    1. 9.1. Emerging Trends
    2. 9.2. Next Steps in Ethernet Technology and Peering Carrier Ethernet Networks
    3. 9.3. Next Steps in Operations and Business Support Systems
    4. 9.4. Chapter Summary
  21. References
  22. Index