An Introduction to Broadband Networks: LANs, MANs, ATM, by Anthony S. Acampora

By Anthony S. Acampora

This is an straightforward textbook on a complicated subject: broadband telecommunica­ tion networks. i need to claim on the outset that this ebook isn't essentially meant for an viewers of telecommunication experts who're weIl versed within the techniques, procedure architectures, and underlying applied sciences of high-speed, multi­ media, bandwidth-on-demand, packet-switching networks, even supposing the techni­ caIly subtle telecommunication practitioner might need to exploit it as a refer­ ence. neither is this publication meant to be a complicated textbook with regards to broadband networks. particularly, this e-book is essentially meant for these wanting to leam extra approximately this intriguing fron tier within the box of telecommunications, an viewers that incorporates platforms designers, and software program engineers, en­ gineering scholars, R&D managers, and industry planners who search an comprehend­ ing of local-, metropolitan-, and wide-area broadband networks for integrating voice, information, picture, and video. Its fundamental viewers additionally comprises researchers and engineers from different disciplines or different branches of telecommunications who expect a destiny involvement in, or who might easily wish to leam extra approximately, the sphere of broadband networks, besides medical researchers and company telecommunication and knowledge verbal exchange managers whose more and more sophis­ ticated purposes would get advantages from (and force the necessity for) broadband internet­ works. complicated themes are by no means overlooked (in truth, a believable argument might be fastened that aIl of the cloth is complicated, given the infancy of the topic).

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Lsec, itself comprises an 8 kbit/sec signaling channel. 544 Mbit/sec. 8, might again use repetitive switching frames, each subdivided into time slots containing multiple bytes. Each assigned time slot might contain, for example, 53 bytes. Again, using a network scheduler, each requested connection would be assigned to a particular time slot of successive frames. ----.. : TI\lf. 8. A hypothetical packet-interleaved transmission format. Here, a connection is identified either by a specifically numbered time slot reserved in each frame or by a connection identification number contained in the packet header.

A public network, as previously noted, might provide virtual private network services for large users. 5. Some Possible Applications As mentioned, the original application intended fOT broadband networks was to extend the on-premises data services enjoyed by LAN users across large geographies. Later, the notion of a universal information outlet began to emerge. Although these remain important, a sampling of other possible applications, spanning the end-user and network operations domains, might include: 1.

11, information generated by one transmitting "application" may need to be transported through several subnetworks to re ach the intended receiver. These subnetworks may use different physical media, different transmission formats, different routing headers, different ftow control strategies, etc. " For example, if subnetwork A uses a particular type of N-Iayer ftow control protocol, and subnetwork B uses another, then the interface between the two subnetworks must (1) maintain the dialogue with the application on A using protocol A up to and induding layer N, while (2) maintaining a dialogue with the application B using protocol B up to and induding layer N.

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