MEF 8 Implementation Agreement for the Emulation of PDH Circuits over Metro Ethernet Networks

2004 Oct

Product Portfolio: Carrier Ethernet

Standard Type: Service Definitions


Gives precise instructions for implementing interoperable CES equipment that reliably transport TDM circuits across Carrier Ethernet Networks while meeting the required performance of circuit emulated TDM services as defined in ITU-T and ANSI TDM standards


This document provides an implementation agreement for the emulation of TDM services belonging to the Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH) across a Metro Ethernet Network. Specifically it covers emulation of Nx64 kbit/s, DS1, E1, DS3 and E3 circuits. Generically this is referred to as Circuit Emulation Services over Ethernet (CESoETH).

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