@techreport{TD:5UYTUG,
	att_abstract={{Today's metro networks have evolved from the need to support traditional  voice and private line services.  However, the tremendous growth in access  to Frame Relay, ATM, IP and Ethernet services, coupled with the desire of  enterprise customers to interconnect via Ethernet interfaces, suggests the  need for a new approach.  This paper proposes a new architecture for  Packet-Aware technologies to provide efficient aggregation and switching  of packet traffic in metro networks.  The PATN has the potential to  provide significant cost savings to carriers by reducing the number of  network elements, reducing transport costs through statistical  multiplexing, and eliminating the need for redundant multiplexing  operations. HB8420000-040104-01TM This is an abstract of the previous version. }},
	att_authors={4712121, rd2518, ck5971, kr2812},
	att_categories={},
	att_copyright={{IEEE}},
	att_copyright_notice={{}},
	att_donotupload={true},
	att_private={false},
	att_projects={},
	att_tags={ethernet services, time division multiplexing, MPLS, packet switching},
	att_techdoc={true},
	att_techdoc_key={TD:5UYTUG},
	att_url={},
	author={Thomas Afferton and Robert Doverspike and Charles Kalmanek and Kadangode Ramakrishnan},
	institution={{IEEE Communication Magazine}},
	month={January},
	title={{Packet aware transport for metro networks}},
	year=2004,
}