We need to arrange Ethernet network between two cities - this gonna be a partnership with other organization: we help them with equipment and get some bandwidth.
I am newbie beyond 1 Gbit networks, so please forgive me if I sound silly. Here is what I know:
Cities are connected with ~700 km fiber optical link, owned by local telephone provider. Provider gives to our partner one STM-64 circuit (from Huawei DSLAM(?)) which we need to convert to Ethernet on both sides. 100Mbps out of STM-64 will suffice for our partner, but I understand that ideally it can be up to 10Gbps(right?).
our LAN\ /our LAN converter --- STM-64 --- converter their LAN/ \their LAN
What type of hardware should be used for conversion? multiplexer? router? fiber optic modem? Could you recommend good reading on the subject?