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Introduction

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Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 537)

Abstract

A Broadband Integrated-Services Digital Network (B-ISDN) is a very high-speed communication network which can carry different types of traffic. Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) is a widely accepted mode of transport for a B-ISDN. This chapter begins with a brief description of B-ISDN traffic and ATM standards and protocols. A queueing model of an ATM network is described. We then give a brief description of the evolving Internet followed by an outline of the contents of this book. This chapter concludes with a list of additional references.

Keywords

Asynchronous Transfer Mode Transport Control Protocol Random Early Detection Virtual Circuit Asynchronous Transfer Mode Network 
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Notes

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    See www.atmforum.com and www.ietf.orgGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    IBT = (MBS-1)(1/SCR — 1/PCR).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    The term “end-to-end virtual channel connection” (VCC) can be used instead of “virtual circuit”.Google Scholar
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    A higher-layer protocol like TCP may direct the retransmission of a corrupted frame.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.E&CE DeptUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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