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.
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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