Chapter 2. Technology Foundation for MSPP Networks

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This chapter covers the following topics:

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What Is an MSPP Network?

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Fiber Optic Basics

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SONET/SDH Principles

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SONET Overhead

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Synchronization and Timing

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Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) networks are currently being deployed by service providers and in private networks worldwide to enable flexible, resilient, high-capacity transport of voice, video, and data traffic. MSPP systems have overtaken traditional time-division multiplexing (TDM)–only transport systems because the need for networks to provide far more than voice services has dramatically ...

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