High-Capacity Local and Metropolitan Area Networks

Architecture and Performance Issues

  • Guy Pujolle

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Architecture of High-Speed LANs and MANs

  3. The Medium Access Control

    1. Hans R. Müller, M. Mehdi Nassehi, Johnny W. Wong, Erwin Zurfluh, Werner Bux, Pitro Zafiropulo
      Pages 41-57
  4. First Experiences in High-Speed LANs

  5. Metropolitan Area Networks

  6. DQDB

  7. Performance of ATM Techniques

  8. New Trends in High-Speed Communications

    1. Paulo Veríssimo, Luís Rodrigues
      Pages 397-412
    2. A. L. Ibbetson, P. W. Riley, E. B. Spratt
      Pages 413-421
  9. Performance Issues

    1. Ulf Körner, Christian Nyberg
      Pages 423-438
    2. Ramon Puigjaner, Josep M. Fuertes
      Pages 439-453
  10. Gateways

    1. T. Antonakopoulos, J. Koutsonikos, V. Makios
      Pages 455-469
    2. Don Towsley, Serge Fdida, Harry Santoso
      Pages 471-492
  11. Control in High-Speed Networks

    1. Kazuta Nakamura, Tetsuya Takine, Yutaka Takahashi, Toshiharu Hasegawa
      Pages 493-508
    2. Jorge García, Olga Casals
      Pages 527-536
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 537-540

About these proceedings


The main objective of this workshop was to review and discuss the state of the art and the latest advances· in the area of 1-10 Gbit/s throughput for local and metropolitan area networks. The first generation of local area networks had throughputs in the range 1-20 Mbit/s. Well-known examples of this first generation networks are the Ethernet and the Token Ring. The second generation of networks allowed throughputs in the range 100-200 Mbit/s. Representatives of this generation are the FDDI double ring and the DQDB (IEEE 802.6) networks. The third generation networks will have throughputs in the range 1-10 Gbit/s. The rapid development and deployment of fiber optics worldwide, as well as the projected emergence of a market for broadband services, have given rise to the development of broadband ISDN standards. Currently, the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) appears to be a viable solution to broadband networks. The possibility of all-optical networks in the future is being examined. This would allow the tapping of approximately 50 terahertz or so available in the lightwave range of the frequency spectrum. It is envisaged that using such a high-speed network it will be feasible to distribute high-quality video to the home, to carry out rapid retrieval of radiological and other scientific images, and to enable multi-media conferencing between various parties.


ATM Ethernet IEEE 80 Local Area Network Metropolitan Area Network Planning Routing Switching communication complexity modeling network management networks service-level agreement switch

Editors and affiliations

  • Guy Pujolle
    • 1
  1. 1.Lab. MASI — UPMC-CNRSUniversity of Paris VIVersaillesFrance

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76486-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76484-4
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