The industry has been full of many lively debates about exactly how the functions of layer 1 and 2 (physical layer and data-link layer) will be orchestrated to support the growing amount of IP traffic. In effect, this book must simultaneously address layers 1 through 3. Two main strengths of the book are in describing current state-of-the-art research in very-high-speed IP networks and in detailing the standards activities related to net-work management, software, and signaling.

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