Five Golden Rules: Great Theories of 20th-Century by John L. Casti

By John L. Casti

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This data must be collected and multiplexed at an electrical level before being handed over to the optical transport system. The optical networking part of the SONET system speaks in terms of OC. Let’s pause for a moment to consider the actual transmission of a SONET frame. Several years ago, while teaching a course on basic telecom- 90 Bytes Figure 2-5 A SONET frame showing the principal components. SOH Payload Envelope POH 9 Bytes LOH Payload Transport Overhead (SOH + LOH) SONET Basics 45 munications to a group of telecommunications lawyers, one of them asked me a very interesting question.

Improved OAM&P Improved OAM&P is without question one of the greatest contributions that SONET brings to the networking table. Element and network monitoring, management, and maintenance have always been something of a catch-as-catch-can effort because of the complexity and diversity of elements in a typical service provider’s network. SONET overhead includes error-checking ability, bytes for network survivability, and a diverse set of clearly defined management messages. SONET Basics 39 Multipoint Circuit Support When SONET was first deployed in the network, the bulk of the traffic it carried derived from point-to-point circuits such as T-1 and DS-3 facilities.

SOH POH DS-3 LOH Figure 2-4 The layered nature of SONET overhead. POH POH LOH SOH LOH LOH SOH SOH SOH SOH The SONET Frame Keep in mind once again that we are doing nothing more complicated than building a T-1 frame with an attitude. Recall that the T-1 frame comprised 24 eight-bit channels (samples from each of 24 incoming data streams) plus a single bit of overhead. In SONET, we have a similar construct—much more channel capacity and much more overhead is available, but it has the same functional concept.

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