The goal of the report is to bring greater understanding to the rapidly evolving marketplace for enterprise Ethernet services, in two particular respects.
First, it defines different types of service, noting that they can be distinguished in different ways:
- Whether they’re point-to-point (like leased lines) or multipoint (like Frame Relay networks)
- Whether they’re based on transport networks (bandwidth dedicated to individual customers) or switched networks (bandwidth shared among customers)
- Whether they’re used to connect customer sites or used to provide an access pipe for other services offered by the carrier
- Ethernet Over Dark Fiber
- Ethernet Over WDM
- Ethernet Over Sonet/SDH
- Ethernet Over RPR
- Pure Ethernet
- Ethernet Over MPLS
— Chris Somerville, Senior Editor, NGS
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