ATM for Public Networksby Ronald H. Davis, Davis
Pub. Date: 03/01/1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Telephone companies and internet service providers are pushing hard to "bundle" different services into comprehensive packages for competitive advantage. ATM (asynchronous tansfer mode) provides cost efficient bundling. This book shows telephone and internet serviceproviders how to: deploy ATM to provide multiple services in one package; deploy TCP/IP over ATM; deploy IPv6 over ATM; develop cost efficient ATM strategies.
Understanding the emerging communications trends and technologies that will change public networks. The emergence of network technologies paves the way for merging of voice and data over a common infrastructurea feat that promises to usher in serious changes in today's public networks and in the communications industry in general. ATM for Public Networks delivers all the comparative data and insights that communications engineers,telecommunications leaders,and Internet Service Providers need to make critical go/no-go decisions about ATM technology. Starting off with a solid overview of the key technology concepts of ATM,the book goes on to provide a more detailed protocol-level look at these concepts. From this foundation,Davis shows you how ATM interworks with existing communications services deployed in public networks. There's also a thought-provoking discussion of both the technical and strategic implications of ATM. Ultimately,what you get is a conceptual framework for thinking more clearly about the potential tradeoffs involved in the deployment of a unified,multiservice network. This ready-to-use guide shows you how ATM: integrates existing services in a unified network; MCan be applied to the Internet; handles voice and otherreal-time traffic; interworks existing networks and services; manages network bandwidth; interacts with TCP and IP and what this means for deployment of TCP/IP applications; enhances or affects QoS (Quality of Service) in various applications; is deployed in both private and public networks. Not just for enthusiasts or the presold,ATM for Public Networks empowers you to make the most cost-,quality-,and time-effective technology choices for your networkbased on an in-depth understanding of the tradeoffs. And with full discussions of TCP bandwidth management. . . detailed comparisons of IP over ATM vs. IP over SONET. . . and voice over IP vs. voice over ATM. . . this book has plenty to give to those with greater interest in other technologies.
Table of ContentsPart I: The Evolution of ATM.
ATM Technology Concepts.
Part II: ATM Communications Protocols.
Operations Administration, Maintenance, and Provisioning.
Part III: ATM Service
IP Over ATM.
TCP Over ATM.
ATM and the Internet.
Voice Over ATM.
Part IV: Future Directions for ATM.
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