Delivering Carrier Ethernet: Extending Ethernet Beyond the LAN / Edition 1

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Understand and evaluate the delivery of Carrier Ethernet using different technologies Carrier Ethernet is rapidly becoming the de facto platform for offering the next generation of high-bandwidth multimedia applications. Delivering Carrier Ethernet: Extending Ethernet Beyond the LAN provides, for the very first time, an in-depth assessment of the various network solutions that can be used to deliver Carrier Ethernet services. The book is based on extensive real-world deployments and is written by globally renowned experts. A standard solution framework is used consistently throughout to address each underlying technology, its benefits and pitfalls, deployment approaches, ongoing developments, economic assessments, and key vendors promoting the solution. The potential evolution of Carrier Ethernet itself is also considered in detail. Copper HFC (Hybrid Fiber-Coax) PONs (Passive Optical Networks) TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) Fiber and WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) Optical Wireless Mesh Network/Free Space Optics SONET (Synchronous Optical NETworking)/MSPP (Multi-Service Provisioning Platform) RPR (Resilient Packet Ring) Bridging/Switching MPLS (MultiProtocol Label Switching) WiMAX/WiMAC

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071487474
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Communications Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Abdul Kasim is vice president for ethernet business development at ADVA Optical Networking, a global provider of optical and ethernet solutions for metropolitan networks.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Background
Chapter 1: Ethernet: From LAN to the WAN
Chapter 2: Carrier Ethernet
Chapter 3: The Ethernet Market Opportunity
Part II: Solutions
Chapter 4: The Solution Framework
Chapter 5: Copper
Chapter 6: Hybrid Fiber-Coax
Chapter 7: Passive Optical Networks (PONs)
Chapter 8: Fiber and WDM
Chapter 9: Optical Wireless Mesh Networks
Chapter 10: TDM: Circuit Bonding
Chapter 11: SONET/MSPP
Chapter 12: Resilient Packet Ring (RPR)
Chapter 13: Ethernet Bridging
Chapter 14: MPLS
Chapter 15: WiMAX
Part III: A Look into the Future
Chapter 16: Evolution of Carrier Ethernet Solutions
Appendix: Final Thoughts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2008

    Great book

    Very sensibly written book. Covers a lot of useful information and addresses vital aspects with enough depth but not to the extent it becomes laborious. Outstanding read

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