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SONET inter-vendor compatibility
Author(s): Thomas A. Bowmaster; Orville R. Cockings; Robert A. Swanson
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Paper Abstract

A basic objective behind the development of the Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) standards is inter-vendor compatibility. In the simplest case this means the terminals at the ends of a fiber optic link can be made by different manufacturers. In the future this objective means that many SONET Terminals Add/Drop Multiplexers Regenerators Digital Cross-Connects and Digital Loop Carriers will all be interconnected to form a single efficient and flexible network. This paper will discuss the goals of the Bdilcore SONET Compatibility Test Program that is now being developed and implemented. Some details of the test plan and early observations are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1363, Fiber Optics in the Subscriber Loop, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24590
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas A. Bowmaster, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Orville R. Cockings, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Robert A. Swanson, Bell Communications Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1363:
Fiber Optics in the Subscriber Loop
Lynn D. Hutcheson; David A. Kahn, Editor(s)

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