14 March 2018

Full form of SONET

What is the full form of SONET?

Answer :

  • Synchronous  Optical Network

What does SONET mean?

SONET is standing for the synchronous optical network. It is most commonly transmit data at a speed between the range of around 155 megabits per second and 2.5 gigabits per second.  To build these high bandwidth data streams, SONET  multiplexer together channels having bandwidth as low as 64 kilobits per second into data frames sent at fixed intervals.

SONET interface defines all layers, from the physical to the application layers, while SDH is a set of standard interfaces in a network of elements that conform to these interfaces.