Patent Number: 7,133,403

Title: Transport network and method

Abstract: A transport network includes a flexible topology for internally defining transport elements. The transport elements each include a port group having a plurality of geographically distributed ports from the transport network. Point-to-multipoint connectivity is defined between the ports in a port group. An identifier represents the port group as a single element to internal and/or external elements for protocol exchanges.

Inventors: Mo; Li (Plano, TX), Wynn; David W. (Garland, TX), Bucklin; George E. (McKinney, TX), Sullivan; Edward T. (Highland Village, TX), Moore; Francois (McKinney, TX), Jaber; Abed Mohd (Plano, TX), Harbin; Edward Alton (Dallas, TX), Yaseen; Nimer Ibrahim (Allen, TX), Bardalai; Snigdho C. (Plano, TX), Terwilliger; David W. (Dallas, TX), Mezeul; Michael J. (Allen, TX), Ko; Kai Chung (Richardson, TX)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: H04L 12/28 (20060101); H04L 12/56 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00