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MEF 3
© The Metro Ethernet Forum 2004. Any reproduction of this document, or any portion thereof,shall contain the following statement: "Reproduced with permission of the Metro Ethernet Forum."No user of this document is authorized to modify any of the information contained herein.
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Technical SpecificationMEF 3Circuit Emulation Service Definitions, Frameworkand Requirements in Metro Ethernet NetworksApril 13, 2004
 
 
Circuit Emulation Service Definitions, Framework andRequirements in Metro Ethernet NetworksMEF 3
© The Metro Ethernet Forum 2004. Any reproduction of this document, or any portion thereof,shall contain the following statement: "Reproduced with permission of the Metro Ethernet Forum."No user of this document is authorized to modify any of the information contained herein.
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Disclaimer
The information in this publication is freely available for reproduction and use by any recipient and is believed to beaccurate as of its publication date. Such information is subject to change without notice and the Metro EthernetForum (MEF) is not responsible for any errors. The MEF does not assume responsibility to update or correct anyinformation in this publication. No representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the MEFconcerning the completeness, accuracy, or applicability of any information contained herein and no liability of anykind shall be assumed by the MEF as a result of reliance upon such information.The information contained herein is intended to be used without modification by the recipient or user of thisdocument. The MEF is not responsible or liable for any modifications to this document made by any other party.The receipt or any use of this document or its contents does not in any way create, by implication or otherwise:(a)
 
any express or implied license or right to or under any patent, copyright, trademark or trade secret rights held orclaimed by any MEF member company which are or may be associated with the ideas, techniques, concepts orexpressions contained herein; nor(b)
 
any warranty or representation that any MEF member companies will announce any product(s) and/or service(s)related thereto, or if such announcements are made, that such announced product(s) and/or service(s) embodyany or all of the ideas, technologies, or concepts contained herein; nor(c)
 
any form of relationship between any MEF member companies and the recipient or user of this document.Implementation or use of specific Metro Ethernet standards or recommendations and MEF specifications will bevoluntary, and no company shall be obliged to implement them by virtue of participation in the Metro EthernetForum. The MEF is a non-profit international organization accelerating industry cooperation on Metro Ethernettechnology. The MEF does not, expressly or otherwise, endorse or promote any specific products or services.© The Metro Ethernet Forum 2004. All Rights Reserved.
 
 
Circuit Emulation Service Definitions, Framework andRequirements in Metro Ethernet NetworksMEF 3
© The Metro Ethernet Forum 2004. Any reproduction of this document, or any portion thereof,shall contain the following statement: "Reproduced with permission of the Metro Ethernet Forum."No user of this document is authorized to modify any of the information contained herein.
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Table of Contents
1. ABSTRACT ......................................................................................................................................................... 82. TERMINOLOGY ................................................................................................................................................ 83. SCOPE ................................................................................................................................................................ 104. COMPLIANCE LEVELS ................................................................................................................................. 105. MEF DOCUMENT ROADMAP ...................................................................................................................... 106. CIRCUIT EMULATION SERVICE DEFINITION ...................................................................................... 11
6.1 TDM
 
L
INE
S
ERVICE
(T-L
INE
) ...................................................................................................................... 11
6.1.1 Operational Modes of a T-Line Service ............................................................................................... 12
6.1.1.1 Unstructured Emulation mode ......................................................................................................... 126.1.1.2 Structured Emulation mode ............................................................................................................. 136.1.1.3 Multiplexing mode ........................................................................................................................... 13
6.1.2 Bandwidth Provisioning for a T-Line Service ...................................................................................... 14
6.1.2.1 Bandwidth allocation at 100 kbit/s granularity ................................................................................ 146.1.2.2 TDM multiplexing ........................................................................................................................... 146.1.2.3 Ethernet multiplexing ...................................................................................................................... 156.2 TDM
 
A
CCESS
L
INE
S
ERVICE
(TALS) ........................................................................................................... 15
6.2.1 Operational Modes of a TALS Service ................................................................................................. 16 
6.3 C
USTOMER
O
PERATED
CES ......................................................................................................................... 176.4 M
IXED
-M
ODE
CES
 
O
PERATION
................................................................................................................... 18
7. CIRCUIT EMULATION SERVICE FRAMEWORK ................................................................................... 19
7.1 G
ENERAL
P
RINCIPLES
................................................................................................................................... 19
7.1.1 Use of External Standards ................................................................................................................... 19
7.2 S
ERVICE
I
NTERFACE
T
YPES
.......................................................................................................................... 19
7.2.1 Examples of TDM Service Interfaces ................................................................................................... 207.2.2 TDM Service Processor (TSP) ............................................................................................................. 207.2.3 Circuit Emulation Inter-working Function (CES IWF) ....................................................................... 21
7.2.3.1 PDH Circuit Emulation Service ....................................................................................................... 227.2.3.2 SONET/SDH Circuit Emulation Service ......................................................................................... 22
7.2.4 Emulated Circuit De/Multiplexing Function (ECDX) ......................................................................... 237.2.5 Ethernet Flow Termination Function (EFT) ........................................................................................ 237.2.6 Direction terminology .......................................................................................................................... 23
7.3 S
YNCHRONIZATION
...................................................................................................................................... 23
7.3.1 CES Interworking Function- Synchronization Description ................................................................. 257.3.2 Synchronous IWF and Associated Tributaries ..................................................................................... 27 
7.3.2.1 Synchronous IWF and Tributaries ................................................................................................... 277.3.2.2 Synchronous IWF and Asynchronous Tributaries ........................................................................... 27
7.3.3 Asynchronous IWF and Associated Tributaries ................................................................................... 27 
7.3.3.1 Asynchronous IWF, Asynchronous Tributaries ............................................................................... 287.3.3.2 Asynchronous IWF, Synchronous Tributaries ................................................................................. 28

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