ABSTRACT: Advances in SONET/SDH technologies have introduced novel features for improved services mapping and provisioning, enabling many new avenues for new Carrier Ethernet support. However Ethernet-over-SONET studies have mostly focused on provisioning point-to-point Ethernet private line offerings. This paper considers the more challenging case of provisioning multi-point-to-multi-point Ethernet LAN services over advanced SONET/SDH networks and presents novel strategies based upon connection group overlays. Detailed simulation results are also presented along with directions for future work.
Communications, 2009. ICC '09. IEEE International Conference on; 07/2009