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Native ATM protocol stack for internet applications in residential broadband networks

  • Theodore Zahariadis
  • Jorge-A. Sanchez-P.
  • Christos Georgopoulos
  • Vassilis Nellas
  • Thomas Arvanitis
  • Dimitris Economou
  • George Stassinopoulos
  • Nicholas Zervos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1425)

Abstract

This paper presents a native ATM protocol stack (N3)designed for the provision of advanced multimedia services to broadband residential communities. Currently, such services include novel services like Video on Demand, as well as existing Internet services. Although Internet networking is proposed as a panacea even for these networks, such an infrastructure is inherently unable to guarantee application QoS requirements. The N3 stack preserves the Quality of Service (QoS) needed for the provision of real-time multimedia applications, even to existing Internet applications like the Web. For residential user terminals with restricted memory capabilities i.e. set-top-boxes, the N3 stack provides lightweight native communication protocols. To justify the huge investments necessary for the evolution of advanced networks and services in this area, the flat Internet model of charging is not appropriate any more. Users need to pay for the quality they get from the network and this cannot be guaranteed with current Internet practices. The N3 stack combines characteristics that satisfy QoS requirements, flat E.164/NSAP addressing compatible with the existing telephony network, a native ATM implementation which is ideal for execution over ADSL media and close relationship to the ATM charging methods at different quality levels.

Keywords

Proxy Server Domain Name System Address Resolution Protocol Residential Network Protocol Stack 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Zahariadis
    • 1
  • Jorge-A. Sanchez-P.
    • 2
  • Christos Georgopoulos
    • 1
  • Vassilis Nellas
    • 1
  • Thomas Arvanitis
    • 1
  • Dimitris Economou
    • 1
  • George Stassinopoulos
    • 1
  • Nicholas Zervos
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical & Computer Eng. Dept., Telecommunications LaboratoryNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Bell LaboratoriesLucent TechnologiesHolmdelUSA

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