ATM networks: concepts, protocols, applications

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Addison-Wesley, 1994 - Computers - 287 pages
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Preface to the second edition; preface to the first edition; The current situation; the idea of the integrated services digital network; B-ISDN; what is B-ISDN?; ATM-based services and applications; B-ISDN services; initail ATM network services; principles and building blocks of B-ISDN; B-ISDN principles; asynchronous transfer mode; optical transmission; B-ISDN network concept; general architecture of the B-ISDN; networking techniques; signalling principles; broadband network performance; traffic control; operation and maintenance aspects; customer network aspects; B-ISDN user-network interfaces and protocols; B-ISDN protocol reference model; general aspects of the user-network interface; physical layer of the user-network interface; additional user-network interfaces; ATM layer; ATM layer connections; ATM adaptation layer; higher layers and interworking of the user plane; frame relay via B-ISDN; operation and maintenance of the B-ISDN UNI; signalling; introduction concept; protocol architecture for release 1; meta-signalling; ATM adaptation layer for signalling; signalling protocols for release 1; requirements for release 2 signalling protocols; ATM switching; switching elements; switching networks; switches and cross-connects; ATM transmission network; overview; B-ISDN local network topology and technology; trunk network structure; ATM network implementation issues; ATM transmission network equipment; evolutionary scenarios for B-ISDN; fibre toe the customer; introduction of B-ISDN services; integration of TV distribution; integration of LANs/MANs into B-ISDN; ATM trials and first commercial use; miscellaneous; voice delay and echo problems; tariffing in B-ISDN; outlook; universal ATM network: realistic target?; telecommunications management network; intelligent network aspects of B-ISDN; gbit/s local area networks; optical switching; B-ISDN/ATM standardization; overview of ITU-T recommendations; ongoing ITU-T activities; other standards bodies; abbreviations; references; index.

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