Interfaces and standards for access to the infrastructure
In case of access up to 2Gbps (N x 1Gbps in Port Aggregation 802.3ad-LACP), the following access standards may be also available, technological platform and its engagement permitting:
The Port Aggregation 802.3ad LACP modality allows aggregation of more Ethernet links, using them as an only connection. In order to be used, the requested ports have to be uniform (following several parameters among which speed) and at 100 Mbps minimum. This modality has also to be supported by the interested participant's devices. The modality is used in case accesses at 2 Gbps are requested.
It must be considered that the effective availability of the interfaces of the NAP must be evaluated case by case; whenever the port is not immediately available, the necessary timing for service provisioning (depending on devices upgrade) will have to be considered.
Possible needs related to mechanisms for the management of the QoS may be evaluated and included in a dedicated project, if supported by NAP devices.