Chapter 6. Specialized Network Services

In this chapter...

  • T-1—24 Voice or Data Paths over One Telephone Circuit

  • ISDN—Integrated Services Digital Network

  • Digital Subscriber Line Technology

  • Frame Relay—A Shared Wide Area Network Service

  • Gigabit Ethernet—Ethernet over Fiber in Metropolitan Areas

  • ATM—Asynchronous Transfer Mode

  • SONET—Synchronous Optical Network

Higher speed computer processors, improvements in optical technologies and investments in telecommunications in the last decade have created new, faster network services. In particular, Gigabit Ethernet shows promise as a vehicle for easily carrying data at millions of bits per second (bps) to the Internet, to data centers and between corporate sites. It has the added benefit of being easy for ...

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