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Considerations on Cost-Efficiency of ATM Network
Hideaki HORIGOME Hisao UOSE
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 1992/07/25
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.