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Metro Ethernet by Sam Halabi

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Data in the Metro

This chapter covers the following topics:

The metro, the first span of the network that connects subscribers and businesses to the WAN, has always been a challenging environment for delivering data services because it has been built to handle the stringent reliability and availability needs of voice communications. The metro is evolving differently in different regions of the world depending on many factors, including the following:

  • Type of service provider— Metro deployments vary with respect to ...

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