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Designing Tomorrow's Ethernet-Based Metropolitan Area Networks
As the demand for inter-site bandwidth increases, organizations are using high-speed Ethernet technologies deployed within their building to communicate between their buildings. Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) are extremely effective at meeting customers' growing bandwidth requirements. However, the engineering of the MAN architecture and the equipment used to connect each site to the MAN is critical. This paper describes important issues that need to be addressed when designing a MAN network.