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Metropolitan Area Networks

  • Marco Conti
  • Enrico Gregori
  • Luciano Lenzini

Part of the Telecommunication Networks and Computer Systems book series (TNCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Marco Conti, Enrico Gregori, Luciano Lenzini
    Pages 1-20
  3. Marco Conti, Enrico Gregori, Luciano Lenzini
    Pages 21-80
  4. Marco Conti, Enrico Gregori, Luciano Lenzini
    Pages 81-134
  5. Marco Conti, Enrico Gregori, Luciano Lenzini
    Pages 135-199
  6. Marco Conti, Enrico Gregori, Luciano Lenzini
    Pages 201-244
  7. Marco Conti, Enrico Gregori, Luciano Lenzini
    Pages 245-303
  8. Marco Conti, Enrico Gregori, Luciano Lenzini
    Pages 309-350
  9. Marco Conti, Enrico Gregori, Luciano Lenzini
    Pages 351-392
  10. Marco Conti, Enrico Gregori, Luciano Lenzini
    Pages 393-407
  11. Back Matter
    Pages I-VIII

About this book

Introduction

With the continuing success of Local Area Networks (IANs), there is an increasing demand to extend their capabilities towards higher data rates and wider areas. This, together with the progress in fiber-optic technology, has given rise to the so-called Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs). MANs can span much greater distances than current LAN s, and offer data rates on the order of hundreds of Megabits/sec (Mbps). The success of MANs is mainly due to the opportunity they provide to develop new networking products capable of providing high-speed commu­ nications between applications at competitive prices, which nonetheless give an adequate return on the manufacturers' investments. A major factor in of appropriate networking standards. achieving this goal is the availability Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDl) and Distributed Queue Dual Bus (DQDB) are the two standard technologies for MANs for which industrial products are already available. For this reason, this book focuses mainly on these two standards. Nowadays there are several books dealing with MANs, and these look mainly at FDDI (e.g., [2], [92], [118], [141]). These books focus primarily on the architectures and protocols, whereas they pay little attention to per­ formance analysis. Due to the capability of MANs to integrate services, a quantitative analysis of the Quality of Service (QoS) provided by these tech­ nologies is a relevant issue, and is thus covered in depth in this book.

Keywords

Local Area Network Metropolitan Area Network Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Standards performance performance evaluation

Authors and affiliations

  • Marco Conti
    • 1
  • Enrico Gregori
    • 2
  • Luciano Lenzini
    • 3
  1. 1.Italian National Research CouncilCNUCE InstitutePisaItaly
  2. 2.Italian National Research CouncilCNUCE InstitutePisaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-0909-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1232-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0909-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9403
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