Is there a difference between Ethernet and Carrier Ethernet?
Carrier Ethernet (CE) is built on Ethernet technology, which is universally popular and economical. CE’s enhanced Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) capabilities and superior resilience make it ideal for both enterprises and carriers.
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APIs are a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications that specify how software components and services shall interact. They’re also used when designing Graphical User Interface (GUI) components. Useful APIs make it easier to develop an application by providing all the required building blocks.
The objective of CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Data center) is to replace the proprietary infrastructure of the traditional central office with open software and commoditized hardware building blocks.
Mobile Backhaul (MBH) is the process of connecting cell site air interfaces to wireline networks, which are subsequently connected to data centers that host the content and applications accessed by mobile users—both human and machine.
Mobile fronthaul involves the movement of data and voice from a cell site Remote Radio Head (RRH) to a centralized Baseband Unit (BBU), which then connects to the Mobile Telephone Switching Office (MTSO).
Also commonly called ‘digital wrapper,’ OTN—or Optical Transport Networking—is a next-generation, industry-standard protocol that provides an efficient and globally accepted way to multiplex different services onto optical light paths.
Small Cell is a growing technology that enables Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to deploy sites in strategic locations offering smaller coverage with higher capacities, using licensed and unlicensed wireless spectrum.