We are in the process of upgrading the bandwidth at a few offices. Each currently have a 2xT-1 connection but have high utilization on the circuit which is why they are being upgraded. We are trying to decide b/t either a partial DS3 or metro ethernet connection. Are there pros/cons b/t the two in order to help decide which to go with? Cost is not an issue. Some say going with a partial DS3 circuit offers benefits over metro ethernet such as network-based failover, end-to-end availability is better with DS-3 and QoS.
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I too would recommend the Ethernet hand-off, but whoever recommended DS3 might have confused the media with the devices using it. Often only routers would support a DS3 serial interface, while any Ethernet device might connect to the Ethernet hand-off. A common problem of the latter, Ethernet hand-offs for MAN or WAN might benefit from features not routinely found on typical LAN Ethernet devices. As long as you use a device that can provide the features you need for your Ethernet hand-off, the latter is generally a better media choice.
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