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Prospect of Multimedia Network
Nagahiko NANKAKU Mikio YAMASHITA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 1996/07/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Optical Access Networks toward Life Enhancement)
the Internet, ATM, multimedia network, network function model,
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As the rise of the Internet greatly affects the construction of networks in the coming era of multimedia, we try to find the factors of development and problems of the Internet. Furthermore, we give light to the requirements on networks based on multimedia applications tailored to each homes. As a result of those two analyses, we point out that the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) type Internet utilizing ATM technology, which makes up for the drawbacks of information management function of the Internet, is promising. Furthermore, we point out that intelligence, which provides the network with the information management and information search functions, is necessary to be introduced into networks. So we propose a network function model, which will realize such functions.