Considerations on Cost-Efficiency of ATM Network

Hideaki HORIGOME  Hisao UOSE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E75-B    No.7    pp.572-578
Publication Date: 1992/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Network Planning)
ATM network,  virtual path,  statistical multiplexing,  network configuration,  cost evaluation,  

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The Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) is expected to be the basic transmission technology for B-ISDN. Before this happens, however, it will be necessary to predict the impact of fully-deployed ATM-based networks quantitatively. This paper compares the cost-efficiency of an ATM-based network with that of an STM-based network and clarifies the applicable areas of ATM network configurations, in terms of required facilities and considering the effect of statistical multiplexing. It shows cost-effective network configurations based on different service classes and a network configuration suited to ATM. It also discusses the effect of a Synchronous Digital Hierarchy architecture for Virtual Path dimensioning.