Core & Access Networks Definitions

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    100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE)

    100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) is a standard in development that will enable the transfer of Ethernet frames at 100 gigabits per second (gp/s). The 100GbE standard is for core switching. A 40GbE standard, in development simultaneously, is designed for server connectivity. Both standards are expected to be ratified in 2010.

  • B

    backbone

    A backbone is a larger transmission line that carries data gathered from smaller lines that interconnect with it.

  • BGP (Border Gateway Protocol)

    BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) is a protocol that manages how packets are routed across the internet through the exchange of routing and reachability information between edge routers.

  • C

    Carrier Ethernet

    Carrier Ethernet is the use of high-bandwidth Ethernet technology for Internet access and for communication among business, academic and government local area networks (LANs)... (Continued)

  • CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access)

    CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) refers to any of several protocols used in second-generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) wireless communications.

  • D

    dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM)

    Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is a technology that puts data from different sources together on an optical fiber, with each signal carried at the same time on its own separate light wavelength.

  • E

    Ethernet as a service (EaaS)

    Ethernet as a service (EaaS) is the use of high-bandwidth, fiber optic media such as Packet over SONET (PoS) to deliver 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps or even 1000 Mbps Ethernet service to one or more customers across a common bidirectional broadband infrastructure... (Continued)

  • Evolved Packet Core (EPC)

    Evolved Packet Core (EPC) is a flat architecture that provides a converged voice and data networking framework to connect users on a Long-Term Evolutio (LTE) network.

  • F

    fiber optics (optical fiber)

    Fiber optics, or optical fiber, refers to the medium and the technology associated with the transmission of information as light pulses along a glass or plastic strand or fiber.

  • fiber to the x (FTTx)

    Fiber to the x (FTTx) is a collective term for various optical fiber delivery topologies that are categorized according to where the fiber terminates

  • M

    Metro Ethernet

    Metro Ethernet is the use of Carrier Ethernet technology in metropolitan area networks (MANs)... (Continued)

  • P

    passive optical network (PON)

    A passive optical network (PON) is a system that brings optical fiber cabling and signals all or most of the way to the end user.

  • peering

    Peering is the arrangement of traffic exchange between Internet service providers (ISPs).

  • plain old telephone service (POTS)

    POTS is a term sometimes used in discussion of new telephone technologies in which the question of whether and how existing voice transmission for ordinary phone communication can be accommodated.

  • point-of-presence (POP)

    On the Internet, a point-of-presence (POP) is an access point from one place to the rest of the Internet.

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