Broadband Communications

The future of telecommunications

  • Paul J. Kühn
  • Roya Ulrich
Book BC 1998

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. New Applications and Internet Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefan Nilsson, Gunnar Karlsson
      Pages 11-22
    3. Clarence S. C. Lee, K. F. Cheung, Danny H. K. Tsang
      Pages 41-52
  3. Broadband Technologies, Architectures and Network Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Access Networks

    3. Mobile Access

    4. ATM Mobile

    5. Service Control

      1. D. Blaiotta, S. Daneluzzi, D. Fava, D. Lento, M. Varisco
        Pages 171-182
      2. J. Berghoff, J. Schuhmann, M. Matthes, O. Drobnik
        Pages 195-206
    6. QoS and Charging Schemes

      1. C. Courcoubetis, F. P. Kelly, V. A. Siris, R. Weber
        Pages 209-220
      2. G. Carle, S. Dresler, J. Schiller
        Pages 234-245
    7. Network Planning and Management

    8. ATM Interworking

      1. Toru Hasegawa, Mitsuru Yamada, Kanji Hokamura, Kohei Yoshiizumi, Teruyuki Hasegawa, Toshihiko Kato et al.
        Pages 300-311
      2. R. Eberhardt, C. Rueß, R. Sigle
        Pages 312-323
  4. Traffic Control, Modelling and Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. ATM Connection Admission Control

      1. Stefan Bodamer, Thomas Renger, Georg Rößler
        Pages 341-355
      2. E. Aarstad, S. Blaabjerg, F. Cerdan, S. Peeters, K. Spaey
        Pages 356-367
    3. Congestion Control

      1. L. G. Samuel, J. M. Pitts, R. J. Mondragón, D. K. Arrowsmith
        Pages 371-382
      2. Mohammad A. Rahin, Mourad Kara
        Pages 383-394
      3. M. M. Macedo, M. S. Nunes, H. Duarte-Ramos
        Pages 395-406
    4. Traffic Control

      1. Lorne G. Mason, Anne Pelletier, Eric Létourneau
        Pages 409-422
      2. Shoji Kasahara, Toshiharu Hasegawa
        Pages 435-446
    5. Routing and Multicasting

      1. Ralph Wittmann, Martina Zitterbart
        Pages 449-460
      2. Jouni Karvo, Jorma Virtamo, Samuli Aalto, Olli Martikainen
        Pages 473-483
    6. Traffic Flow Control

      1. A. Calveras Augé, J. Paradells, Jordi Puga Antequera, Klaus-Jürgen Schulz
        Pages 499-510
      2. M. Ajmone Marsan, K. Begain, R. Lo Cigno, M. Munafò
        Pages 511-522
    7. Source and Traffic Modelling

    8. Performance Modelling and Dimensioning

      1. M. Baumann, T. Müller, W. Ooghe, A. Santos, S. B. Winstanley, M. Zeller
        Pages 565-576

About this book


New Services such as for Internet data and multimedia applications, have caused a fast growing demand for broadband communications. The fundamental technologies for the integration of these services have been developed in the last decade: optical communications, photonic switching, high speed local area networks, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), ISDN and B-ISDN, Internet packet networks and mobile communications. The development was possible through the dynamic progress in communication and computer technologies and through worldwide standardization activities within ITU-T, the ATM Forum, the IETF, IEEE, ANSI, ETSI and other bodies. These developments have been supported by research and field trial programmes. Past developments, such as about LAN, Internet or ISDN networking technologies, have shown that it needs a time span of 10 years for a new technology from its research stage to its full application. Broadband Communications is just at its onset for full deployment. It will have a dramatic effect not only on the networking situation but on the whole development of information technology throughout our social and economic life, which is expressed by the conference theme ,The Future of Telecommunications". The Broadband Communications conference series of IFIP WG 6. 2 addresses the fundamental technical and theoretical problems related with these technologies. BC '98 is the fourth meeting in a series on conferences being held in Stuttgart, Germany. The previous confernces were held in Estoril, Portugal, in 1992, in Paris, France, in 1994, and in Montreal, Canada, in 1996.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J. Kühn
    • 1
  • Roya Ulrich
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Stuttgart — INDStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.SUN Microsystems Inc.StuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4683-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35378-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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