Gigabit Ethernet goes on MAN hunt

Axner, David
December 2000
Network World;12/04/2000, Vol. 17 Issue 49, p75
Trade Publication
Focuses on service providers' use of carrier-class optical Gigabit Ethernet switches as the foundation for Internet Protocol (IP)-based metropolitan-area networks (MAN). Advantages of Gigabit Ethernet-based MAN over traditional Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) rings; Role of wave division multiplexing; Popularity of Gigabit Ethernet as the local area network backbone technology.


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