- An ANSI standard for the synchronous transmission of data through optical fibers. SONET provides for transmission rates starting at 51.8 Mbps, called OC-1, through OC-3072 which has a rate of 159.25248 Gbps. SONET provides sophisticated network management including self-healing, a standard interface, and its compatibility with SDH enables the interconnection of digital networks internationally.
- A network implementing a SONET (1) standard. Also called SONET network.