Issues in ATM Network Service Development, Standardization and Deployment

Hirokazu OHNISHI  Kou MIYAKE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E81-B   No.2   pp.152-163
Publication Date: 1998/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on ATM Switching Systems for future B-ISDN)
ATM,  network,  standardization,  multimedia,  internet,  

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To construct the future multimedia network, ATM network technology and services should support cost-effective, high-speed interconnectivity and a variety of service-providing functions. Furthermore, as the infrastructure of future multimedia service, the ATM architecture should be adaptable to changes without needing replacement of its core functions and platform capabilities. This paper presents an overview of the current state of development, standardization and deployment of the ATM network service technologies and architecture concept. It also discusses the trend toward the integration of ATM technology and Internet technology. Also reported is the state of development and standardization for the individual ATM technologies and related issues, including access networks, bearer services, signalling, network middleware, and future ATM switching system technology.