ATM Networks: Concepts, Protocols, Applications

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Addison-Wesley, Jan 1, 1998 - Computers - 327 pages
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If you are struggling to find your way through the ATM jungle, this book will help you find your way without getting lost in specialized technical detail. This third edition of ATM Networks reflects the accelerated development of recent ATM specifications and provides a comprehensive overview of all the current trends. This book gives a thorough introduction to the whole technical concept of ATM, from architecture and functions to networking techniques and performance issues, as laid down in various specifications from the ATM Forum and the ITU. It explains the rationale for introducing ATM networking into your organization, and illustrates its potential in terms of the applications and services that ATM networks can offer. This third edition has been completely revised and expanded to cover: recently defined ATM interfaces such as UTOPIA, WIRE, FUNI, IMA and the protocols P-NNI, B-ICI and AIN LAN emulation and Multi-Protocol Over ATM (MPOA Internet support by ATM network voice and telephony over ATM wireless ATM and mobile AT security in ATM networks Whether you are a professional engineer involved in the planning, development or implementation of telecommunication networks or a student of electrical engineering or computer science, this revised and thoroughly updated edition of ATM Networks will provide you with a comprehensive overview of all the latest ATM technology.

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Contents

Brief history of BISDN and ATM
1
Principles and building blocks of BISDN
15
BISDN network concept
21
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About the author (1998)

Rainer Handel is with the Public Communication Networks Group of Siemens in Munich, where he has been active in technical planning and standardization of ATM for many years. The author's education in ATM matters has also been fostered by his manifold activities in international standardization bodies (ITU-T, ETSI, TI), the ATM forum and RACE projects.

Manfred Huber is with the Public Communication Networks Group of Siemens in Munich, where he has been active in technical planning and standardization of ATM for many years. The author's education in ATM matters has also been fostered by his manifold activities in international standardization bodies (ITU-T, ETSI, TI), the ATM forum and RACE projects.

Stefan Schroder is with the Public Communication Networks Group of Siemens in Munich, where he has been active in technical planning and standardization of ATM for many years. The author's education in ATM matters has also been fostered by his manifold activities in international standardization bodies (ITU-T, ETSI, TI), the ATM forum and RACE projects.
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