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Carrier Ethernet


Term
Carrier Ethernet

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Definition
Carrier Ethernet is the use of high-bandwidth Ethernet technology for Internet access and for communication among business, academic and government local area networks (LANs). Carrier Ethernet can be deployed in three ways:

* Conventional or "pure" Ethernet
* Ethernet over Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
* Ethernet over Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

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