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RE: long distance gigabit ethernet

  • From: Bill St. Arnaud
  • Date: Fri Mar 22 10:47:41 2002

Forget it with today's technology. All long haul systems use SONET framing.
But with the 10Gbe standard WAN PHY you can directly connect into a SONET
transponder and your ethernet will be carried transparently.


Bill St. Arnaud
Senior Director Network Projects

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of
> Greg Pendergrass
> Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 10:36 AM
> To: '[email protected] Edu'
> Subject: long distance gigabit ethernet
> I'm looking at long-haul gigabit ethernet as a possible solution versus
> traditional SONET and I'm a little bit wary as promises made on web pages
> and white papers aren't *always* completely accurate.  I'd
> appreciate it if
> you all would share your experiences with it. By long-haul I mean in the
> hundreds or thousands of miles. I need to know:
> a. Does it work properly?
> b. Who offers it in the continental US?
> Please contact me off-list. Any information is greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Greg Pendergrass