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ATM Technology for Broadband Telecommunications Networks




ISBN 9780849331398
Published November 30, 1998 by CRC Press
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This textbook presents all the latest information on all aspects of each important component of ATM - the hottest telecommunications technology of this decade. It demonstrates how ATM internetworks several incompatible telecommunications technologies and provide the high-speed, high bandwidth backbone network that the entire telecom industry is converging toward.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Current State of Today's Telecommunications Networks
Why Do We Need Yet Another Telecommunications Standard?
Market Analysis for ATM Technology
Possible ATM Deployment Scenarios
ATM Concepts
Overview
Basic Definitions for ATM Concepts
ATM Layered Architecture
ATM Cell Definition
Signaling
Cell Switching
Call Setup
Service Offerings through ATM Networks
Internet Service
Video on Demand
Video Telephony
Distant Learning/Medicine
Telecommuting
Integration of Various Access Node Technologies into ATM Networks
Wireless Networks
Public Telephone Service Networks
Data Networks
Cable-TV Networks
Integration of Various Transmission Technologies Such as SONET and Frame Relay
ATM Protocols
ATM Protocol Stack
Physical Layer
ATM Layer
ATM Adaptation Layer
Bandwidth Allocation in ATM Networks
Variable Bandwidth Allocation
Virtual Path and Virtual Circuit Concepts
Constant Bit Rate
Variable Bit Rate
Switching Architectures for ATM
Queuing Models for ATM Switching Fabrics
Routing Models for ATM Switching Fabrics
Multistage Interconnection Networks (MINs) for ATM Switching Networks
ATM Network Management: Traffic Enforcement and Traffic Shaping
Call Admission Control Strategies
Usage/Network Parameter Control
Basic Quality of Service Parameters
Traffic Enforcement Strategies
Flow Control and Congestion Control
Reactive versus Predictive Traffic Control Strategies
Neural Network Based Solutions to Performance Issues in ATM Networks
Neural Networks Offer Predictive Traffic Control Strategies
Neural Network Based Call Admission Control
Neural Network Based Routing Control
On Going ATM Standardization Activities
Current ATM Standardization Activities in ATM Forum
Current ATM Standardization Activities in ITU Organization
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