ATM Networks: Principles and Use

ATM Networks: Principles and Use

by Martin P. Clark


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The modern telecommunications world is a complicated place, overloaded with jargon and bewilderingly full of different technical options and opportunities. Many experts are only experts of small domains and within limited geographies. For newcomers it is often difficult to gain a grasp on the basic principles and even harder to unravel the mysterious technical paradoxes and the apparent contradictions of many modern technologies. My greatest hope in writing this book is that you, the reader, will find help and insight amongst its pages. I wish for no greater commendation than your thoughts that you find the subject of A TM presented here in an accessible and readable form. I hope also that the comprehensive glossary will remain with you, as your wayfinder through all that jargon! Martin P. Clark Frankfurt, Germany 20 December 1995 Acknowledgements No book on Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) could fail to recognize the invaluable contribution to this technology and to world standardization as a whole made by the International Telecommunications Union and the ATM Forum, and you will find references to their work throughout the text. Particular copyright extracts are labelled accordingly, but the full texts may be obtained (as relevant) from ITU Sales and Marketing Service, Place des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland or from ATM Forum, 2570 West EI Camino Real, Suite 304, Mountain View, California CA 94040, USA.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783519064480
Publisher: Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
Publication date: 05/04/2012
Edition description: 1996
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Martin P. Clark, netro Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, USA and Frankfurt/Main

Table of Contents

Preface - Acknowledgements 1 Introduction to ATM 2 The Concept of ATM 3 Why Do We need ATM? 4 How Does ATM Compare? 5 ATM's Technical Specifications 6 The ATM Netowrk Reference Model 7 The ATM Protocol Reference Model 8 The ATM Transport Network (the ATM and Physical Layers) 9 The ATM Adaptation Layer (AAL) 10 Operation and Maintenance (CAM) of ATM Networks 11 The Likely Teething Problems of ATM 12 The First Uses of ATM Appendix - Glossary of terms - Index

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