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SONET Digital Switch Trunk Interface Criteria

Document Number GR-782
Issue Number 01
Issue Date Jun 2000
Replaces TR-TSY-000782 Issue02

    ABSTRACT: GR-782 replaces TR-TSY-000782, Issue 2, but contains NO TECHNICAL CHANGES from that original document. It has been issued strictly to conform with the new Telcordia Technologies document format and GR process, and carries a new issue number and date.

    With the rapid growth of optical fiber transmission facilities, it is appropriate to describe generic requirements for a high-capacity digital switch trunk interface. A high-capacity trunk interface on the digital switch that is compatible with Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) allows interconnection with SONET Network Elements (NEs). SONET defines Optical Carrier (OC-N) signals and their equivalent electrical Synchronous Transport Signals (STS-N). These signals operate at a rate of N x 51.840 Mb/s.

    This GR provides the view of Telcordia on generic criteria for an OC-N interface to a digital Local Access and Transport Area (LATA) Switching System (LSS) to be used in the trunk networks of the Local Exchange Carriers (LECs). The functions of the typical SONET digital switch interface will be described as pertaining to the intraoffice environment. The intraoffice environment is viewed as a central office where many SONET NEs are co-located and interconnected via SONET signals. Special attention is focused on the overhead that need to be processed on the received signal. The SONET digital switch interface will terminate an OC-N signal that transports byte synchronous Floating Virtual Tributary-1.5s (VT1.5s). This mode allows direct identification and access to the 24 DS0 (Digital Signal 0) channels per VT1.5 without framing on the Digital Signal 1 (DS1) Signal.

    GR-782 replaced TR-TSY-000782 and TA-TSY-000304.

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