Ethernet in the First Mile: The IEEE 802.3ah EFM Standard

by: Michael Beck


Abstract: IEEE standard 802.3, Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM), approved this July, standardizes broadband Ethernet, allowing service providers to focus on providing critical broadband services without worrying about interoperability conflicts. This book will annotate and explain the dense language of the standard document, taking particular care how to explain how the EFM dovetails with other standards. For engineers struggling with the standard, this book will show clearly how each piece is supposed to work in the real world.
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Title: Ethernet in the First Mile: The IEEE 802.3ah EFM Standard

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2005 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc

ISBN: 9780071455060

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Michael Beck is a research engineer at Alcatel Research and Innovation. As Editor of the EFM Copper Sub Task Force, he had a major role in the creation of the Ethernet in the First Mile standard. Mr. Beck holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Engineering from Ghent University and has written numerous papers on EFM. He resides in Antwerp, Belgium

Description: IEEE standard 802.3, Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM), approved this July, standardizes broadband Ethernet, allowing service providers to focus on providing critical broadband services without worrying about interoperability conflicts. This book will annotate and explain the dense language of the standard document, taking particular care how to explain how the EFM dovetails with other standards. For engineers struggling with the standard, this book will show clearly how each piece is supposed to work in the real world.