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Why Do We Need ATM?

  • Martin P. Clark
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Abstract

Important benefits of ATM are its abilities for broadband switching, for fast data switching, for variable bandwidth switching and for supporting integrated networks in multimedia. In this chapter we explain why these qualities have come about. We explain the factors which have influenced ATM development, why it is so important, and some of the ways in which we will use it.

Keywords

Integrate Network Broadband Network Telephone Network Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Video Connection 
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© John Wiley & Sons Ltd 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin P. Clark
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    • 2
  1. 1.Netro CorporationSanta ClaraUSA
  2. 2.FrankfurtGermany

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