14. Summary and Conclusions

  1. Wael William Diab and
  2. Howard M. Frazier

Published Online: 8 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118121993.ch14

Ethernet in the First Mile: Access for Everyone

Ethernet in the First Mile: Access for Everyone

How to Cite

Diab, W. W. and Frazier, H. M. (2011) Summary and Conclusions, in Ethernet in the First Mile: Access for Everyone, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118121993.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 24 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780738148380

Online ISBN: 9781118121993

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Keywords:

  • broadband subscriber access networks;
  • Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM)

Summary

This chapter summarizes the material related to Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM), IEEE Standard 802.3ah-2004, presented in the preceding chapters of the book, and then presents the author's conclusions about the standard, the technology underlying the standard, and the current state of the market. It offers some prognostications about the future of Ethernet-based broadband subscriber access networks. The bandwidth and services supported by EFM will enable the creation of 'virtual offices' wherein people can work from home with access to the same high-quality resources that they use at work. This will reduce congestion on highways, fuel consumption, and pollution. The migration to IP-based video delivery will support tailored marketing campaigns, wherein advertisements will be targetted at narrow geographic areas.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

IEEE 802.3 Standards; radio access networks