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How Does ATM Compare?

  • Martin P. Clark

Abstract

How do the attributes of ATM compare with existing technological alternatives? When is ATM best and when should an alternative be preferred? In this chapter we provide a lexicon of the various different technological means for interconnecting telecommunicating devices and compare their relative strengths against ATM. Included in our review is a comparison with leaselines and TDM networks, with X.25 packet switching, frame relay, LANs, SMDS (DQDB) and FDDI data networks, and with ISDN and intelligent telephone networks.

Keywords

Virtual Private Network Packet Switching Telephone Network Intelligent Network Call Setup 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© 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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