Transparent transport

  • US 6,298,038 B1
  • Filed: 04/24/1997
  • Issued: 10/02/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/24/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a plurality of trib networks having in common a first and a second site, a method for transporting a corresponding plurality of trib signals over a high rate span between said first and said second site, comprising the steps of:

  • at said first site, connecting a plurality (K) of trib input ports each port to receive a trib input signal from a corresponding trib network over a trib channel;

    transparently multiplexing all said trib input signals into a supercarrier signal of a high bit rate, said supercarrier signal comprising operation, administration, maintenance and provisioning (OAM&

    P) information on all said trib input signals and OAM&

    P information on said supercarrier signal; and

    connecting a supercarrier output port to said high bit rate span for transmitting said supercarrier signal over a supercarrier channel, wherein said trib signals remain unchanged on the said trib networks.

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