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ALPEN: A Simple and Flexible ATM Network Based on Multi Protocol Emulation at Edge Nodes
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 1996/04/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Networks and Services
ATM, multimedia, ABR, protocol emulation,
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This letter proposes ALPEN, a simple, flexible and cost effective ATM-WAN architecture that emulates multiple ATM-layer protocols at the edge nodes. Any new ATM-layer protocol can be easily implemented by modifying only the edge nodes. The transit network is simple and independent of the protocols emulated, and ALPEN has a short response time. It is very suitable for implementing multimedia ATM networks.