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 ...