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CCIE Fundamentals: Network Design and Case Studies, Second Edition by Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Chapter 6. Designing Packet Service Networks and Voice over Frame Relay Networks

Edited by Christopher Beveridge

This chapter focuses on the implementation of packet-switching services, and addresses network design in terms of the following packet-switching service topics:

  • Hierarchical network design

  • Topology design

  • Broadcast issues

  • Performance issues

Information provided in this chapter is organized around these central topics. An introductory discussion outlines the general issues; subsequent discussions focus on considerations for the specific packet-switching technologies.

This chapter focuses on general packet-switching considerations and Frame Relay networks. Frame Relay was selected as the focus for this chapter because it presents a comprehensive ...

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