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Metro Switches

Hi Sirs:

What are the main tech features to call some device a "Metro Switch"? What Do they have, common LAN switches don´t?

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Re: Metro Switches

As I read it, 'metro switch' is equal parts marketing differentiator and technical features. On the tech side, it's generally support of features such as MPLS or POS that allow and Ethenet switch to integrate directly with a carrier's transport network without the need for protocol conversion - e.g. the Ethernet frames are moving intact (potentially encapsulated) through a carrier infrastructure.

This Q&A document may help somewhat: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/netsol/ns577/netqa09186a008010597a.html

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Re: Metro Switches

hi

The Q&A link posted by Marvin contains excellent info,if you arent able to view that do check the copy of the same..

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns577/netqa09186a008010597a.html

regds

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