Method and apparatus for transporting DS-X signals through a packet network

  • US 6,807,174 B2
  • Filed: 04/05/2002
  • Issued: 10/19/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/06/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for transporting DS-X traffic within a distributed communications system leveraging a packet network, the communications system including an end node coupled to the packet network, the method comprising:

  • determining a configured DS-X loading of the end node;

    establishing at least one virtual connection within the packet network based on the DS-X loading;

    mapping the DS-X traffic entering the end node into packet data; and

    transferring the packet data through the at least one virtual connection.

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