© 1998

Broadband Communications

The future of telecommunications

  • Paul J. Kühn
  • Roya Ulrich
Book BC 1998

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. New Applications and Internet Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefan Nilsson, Gunnar Karlsson
      Pages 11-22
    3. Clarence S. C. Lee, K. F. Cheung, Danny H. K. Tsang
      Pages 41-52
  3. Broadband Technologies, Architectures and Network Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Access Networks

      1. J. Vandewege, X. Z. Qiu, B. Stubbe, C. Coene, P. Vaes, W. Li et al.
        Pages 69-80
    3. Mobile Access

    4. ATM Mobile

      1. Dietmar Petras
        Pages 133-144
      2. K. Keil, H. Bakker, W. Schödl, M. Litzenburger
        Pages 145-156
    5. Service Control

      1. D. Blaiotta, S. Daneluzzi, D. Fava, D. Lento, M. Varisco
        Pages 171-182
      2. J. Berghoff, J. Schuhmann, M. Matthes, O. Drobnik
        Pages 195-206
    6. QoS and Charging Schemes

      1. C. Courcoubetis, F. P. Kelly, V. A. Siris, R. Weber
        Pages 209-220

About this book


New Services such as for Internet data and multimedia applications, have caused a fast growing demand for broadband communications. The fundamental technologies for the integration of these services have been developed in the last decade: optical communications, photonic switching, high speed local area networks, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), ISDN and B-ISDN, Internet packet networks and mobile communications. The development was possible through the dynamic progress in communication and computer technologies and through worldwide standardization activities within ITU-T, the ATM Forum, the IETF, IEEE, ANSI, ETSI and other bodies. These developments have been supported by research and field trial programmes. Past developments, such as about LAN, Internet or ISDN networking technologies, have shown that it needs a time span of 10 years for a new technology from its research stage to its full application. Broadband Communications is just at its onset for full deployment. It will have a dramatic effect not only on the networking situation but on the whole development of information technology throughout our social and economic life, which is expressed by the conference theme ,The Future of Telecommunications". The Broadband Communications conference series of IFIP WG 6. 2 addresses the fundamental technical and theoretical problems related with these technologies. BC '98 is the fourth meeting in a series on conferences being held in Stuttgart, Germany. The previous confernces were held in Estoril, Portugal, in 1992, in Paris, France, in 1994, and in Montreal, Canada, in 1996.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J. Kühn
    • 1
  • Roya Ulrich
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Stuttgart — INDStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.SUN Microsystems Inc.StuttgartGermany

About the editors

Paul K. Kühn is a professor at the University of Stuttgart - IND, Germany.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Broadband Communications
  • Book Subtitle The future of telecommunications
  • Authors Paul J. Kühn
    Roya Ulrich
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-84410-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-4683-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-35378-4
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 606
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Communication Networks
    Signal, Image and Speech Processing
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