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Generic Framing Procedure (GFP)

Traffic adaptation protocol providing convergence between packet-switched and transmission networks. GFP elegantly maps packet-based protocols such as Ethernet, Fibre Channel, FICON, ESCON and various forms of digital video into SONET/SDH, typically using virtual concatenation to provide right-sized pipes for data services.