Metro Ethernet Services - A Technical Overview

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This paper provides a comprehensive technical overview of Ethernet services, based on the work (as of April 2003) of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Technical Committee. The paper is intended to help buyers and users of Ethernet services understand the various types and characteristics of Ethernet services, and to help service providers clearly communicate their service capabilities. Throughout this paper, buyers and users will be collectively referred to as subscribers. This paper will be updated as new work emerges from the MEF Technical Committee.