ATM Networks: Concepts, Protocols, Applications

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Addison-Wesley, Jan 1, 1994 - Asynchronous transfer mode - 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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Contents

Introduction
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ATMBased Services and Applications
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Principles and Building Blocks of BISDN
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About the author (1994)

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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