VCAT-LCAS in a clamshell

  title={VCAT-LCAS in a clamshell},
  author={Greg M. Bernstein and Diego Caviglia and Richard Rabbat and Huub van Helvoort},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
Virtual concatenation (VCAT) is a standardized layer 1 inverse multiplexing technique that can be applied to the optical transport network (OTN), synchronous optical network (SONET), synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH), and plesiochronous digital hierarchy (PDH) component signals. By inverse multiplexing, it combines multiple links at a particular layer into aggregate links to achieve a commensurate increase in available bandwidth on the aggregate link. While any inverse multiplexing scheme is… CONTINUE READING