Private SONET networks provide large multi-site enterprise customers and
campuses a simple cost-effective way to interconnect each site or building using
their own fiber, leasing SONET bandwidth or leasing dark fiber. Large enterprise
customers typically have multiple sites in a metro or campus area. In addition
to requiring connectivity to corporate headquarters, many of these sites need
to be interconnected. Since building a physical mesh network can become
quite expensive, enterprise customers require a cost-effective solution that can
interconnect their sites. Similar issues apply to large government, educational,
military, or healthcare organizations that have multiple buildings at a given site.
Using SONET equipment, enterprise customers can build private SONET...