Broadband Communications, II

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The state-of-the-art of broadband communications - and its evolution - in both the public and private networks, is presented in this book. Particular consideration is given to the issues of switching, resource management, network control, communication services, testing, quality of service, traffic characteristics, traffic control and protocols. Invited papers further explore the fields of multimedia communication and traffic control, plus the introduction of ATM.

The state-of-the-art of broadband communications - and its evolution - in both the public and private networks, is presented in this book. Particular consideration is given to the issues of switching, resource management, network control, communication services, testing, quality of service, traffic characteristics, traffic control and protocols. Invited papers further explore the fields of multimedia communication and traffic control, plus the introduction of ATM.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Committees
Referees
Video coding and network support for multimedia services over ATM Networks 3
Provision of the broadband connectionless data bearer service in N-ISDN 19
LANs Interconnection via ATM : an Experimental prototype 35
Translation of user's QoS parameters into ATM performance requirements 51
High time-resolution cell loss measurements of mixed CBR and VBR traffic 65
On issues related to real-time applications support in the Orbit Gbps ring 83
Traffic control for best effort data communications in ATM networks : simulation comparison of alternative schemes 105
A new selective repeat ARQ scheme for multicast communication 119
Performance evaluation of frame relay based on the packet trains model 137
TRIBUNE : On the leading edge of broadband testing 153
Implementation of an ATM network emulator 173
A growable folded ATM switching architecture 195
Performance analysis of an ATM switch based on a three-stage Clos interconnection network under non-uniform traffic patterns 205
Performance evaluation of the ATM ring-based switching architecture 225
Performance modelling and traffic engineering for broadband communication networks 245
A comparison of models for VBR video traffic sources in B-ISDN 275
Indices of dispersion and ATM traffic characterization 289
Analysis of usage parameter control algorithms for ATM networks 297
Dimensioning a traffic control device in an ATM network 311
An evaluation of burst-level bandwidth reservation methods in WAN environments 323
Bandwidth allocation by pricing in ATM networks 333
A congestion control framework for broadband ISDN using selective window control 353
The control of network resources for complex B-ISDN services 367
The management of a pan-european ATM network - the X interface 387
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