SONET - Synchronous Optical Network

A "carrier" of existing and integrated services
A Synchronous digital network
Unified management structure
A pliable network topology
Synchronous Transfer Mode
  • Carries existing transmission formats
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
  • Carries integrated services

  1. SONET Section, Line, and Paths (postscript)
  2. SONET Frame Format (postscript)
  3. SONET Synchronous Payload Envelope -1 (postscript)
  4. SONET Synchronous Payload Envelope -2 (postscript)
  5. ATM Cells within SONET Frame (postscript)
  6. Integrated Access (postscript)
  7. Integrated Transport (postscript)
  8. Integrated Switching (postscript)