A major telecommunications service provider chose to roll-out 10/100Base-T and Gigabit Ethernet
services to business customers nationwide. With higher bandwidth and at a lower cost per bit than
circuit-based data delivery such as T1 and T3, the new Ethernet LAN services would draw immediate
interest from customers. Once the multi-service platform was selected for transport of 10/100Base-T
over copper cabling and Gigabit Ethernet over fiber, attention turned to designing an infrastructure
for management of a service offering that could impact operations across the country....