Wireless ATM Technology: Present Status and Future Directions

  • Dipankar Raychaudhuri


The concept of “wireless ATM”, first proposed in 1992, is now being actively considered as a potential framework for next-generation wireless communication networks capable of supporting integrated, quality-of-service (QoS) based multimedia services. In this review paper, we outline the technological rationale for wireless ATM, present a system-level architecture, and discuss key design issues for both mobile ATM switching infrastructure and radio access subsystems. A brief summary of current research and technology development status (including an outline of NEC’s WATMnet prototype) is given. The paper concludes with a view of future directions for wireless ATM technology and associated mobile multimedia applications.


Medium Access Control Radio Access Mobile Terminal Medium Access Control Layer Network Interface Card 


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