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Wireless ATM: An Introduction and Performance Issues

  • Renato Lo Cigno
Part of the The International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 557)

Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the main characteristics of Wireless ATM (W-ATM) Networks, underlining the main differences between W-ATM and other integrated wireless networks. The main architectures for W-ATM that recently appeared in literature are discussed, and pros and cons of possible solutions are investigated. The material covered by the paper is subdivided between topics related to the radio access and topics related to the network management and architecture.

Performance issues relevant to the different discussed topics are identified, and the main areas where research and investigation is needed in order to develop high performance commercial networks are discussed.

MAC protocols for micro- and picocellular networks are discussed in somewhat higher detail, as well as handover procedures suitable for implementation in ATM.

Keywords

Wireless-ATM Cellular networks Third Generation Mobile Networks 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renato Lo Cigno
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  1. 1.Dip. di Elettronica - Politecnico di TorinoTorinoItaly

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