Much effort is being invested by the world’s network operators and equipment manufacturers in developing the standards and specifications for ATM. The standards are emerging in a range of different standards bodies and are still far from complete, but it is nonetheless important for all parties contemplating developing or using ATM to understand them. This chapter provides first a review of the institutions involved in developing standards, and reviews in particular the standards of greatest worldwide significance — those of ATM Forum and of ITU-T (International Telecommunications Union — Telecommunications Standardization Sector).
KeywordsStandard Body International Telecommunication American National Standard Institute Simple Network Management Protocol European Telecommunication Standard Institute
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