What is SONET?
This document provides an introduction to the Synchronous Optical NETwork (SONET) standard. Standards in the telecommunications field are always evolving. Information in this SONET primer is based on the latest information available from the Bellcore and ITU-T standards organizations.
Use this primer as an introduction to the technology of SONET. If more detailed information is required, consult the latest material from Bellcore and ITU-T, paying particular attention to the latest date.
For help in understanding the language of SONET telecommunications, a comprehensive Glossary is provided at the end of this document.