ATM NETWORKS CONCEPTS AND PROTOCOLS BY SUMIT KASERA PDF

Preface Raison dtre It goes without saying that we are now living in a networked world; a world where networking technologies plays a very important role in our lives. Be it the railway booking counter, or automated banking, be it the ubiquitous Internet or the global wireless telephony systems, a life without networks is inconceivable. Among the plethora of networking technologies that have emerged in the last two decades, ATM is considered to be a breakthrough one. The popularity and pervasiveness of ATM lies in the fact that it seamlessly integrates local area network and wide area networka concept also referred to as single network for desktop-to-the-core. Moreover, ATM provides a single platform for voice, video and data, thereby leveraging the process of network convergence.

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Preface Raison dtre It goes without saying that we are now living in a networked world; a world where networking technologies plays a very important role in our lives.

Be it the railway booking counter, or automated banking, be it the ubiquitous Internet or the global wireless telephony systems, a life without networks is inconceivable.

Among the plethora of networking technologies that have emerged in the last two decades, ATM is considered to be a breakthrough one. The popularity and pervasiveness of ATM lies in the fact that it seamlessly integrates local area network and wide area networka concept also referred to as single network for desktop-to-the-core.

Moreover, ATM provides a single platform for voice, video and data, thereby leveraging the process of network convergence.

Apart from this, ATM also provides quality of service. All these factors are considered unique selling points of ATM technology. When I first laid my hands on ATM technology and wanted to know more on the subject, I found to my surprise that there was hardly any book that provided a conceptual treatment to ATM.

This was despite the fact that ATM technology had attracted widespread interest. Moreover, these books had too many underlying assumptions and were hopefully inadequate in giving an insight into the topic. The concepts got hidden in too many abbreviations and too many jargons.

The result was that people were more concerned with whether ATM was a telecommunication network or a datacommunication network, rather than trying to understand what either of them meant. I also observed that authors of technical books wrote with the assumption that technical stuff ought to be complicated because it is technical.

Contrary to the above viewpoint, I believed that everything is more or less simple unless made otherwise. Given this, I felt a need to write a book on the subject that was simple, and easy to understand; a book that could solve the problems that I was facing when I was studying; a book that provided a comprehensive overview of ATM, and a book that offered fewer assumptions.

This thought provided the motivation to write a book. Preface xvi Second Edition The first edition of this book was released in last quarter of This book comprised of basic concepts of networking as well as details of ATM Networks. The organization of the book made many reviewers opine that the target audience was unclear. One of the reviewers felt that If the target audience is someone who doesnt know networking, they wont be trying to learn ATM, and if one is trying to learn ATM, the basic networking details are far higher than expected.

With such review comments, it was clear that lot of material on the basic concepts of networking were misfit and demanded another form or another manifestation. The options were not many. They could be deleted and hence lost forever. Alternatively, they could be posted on the Internet in a rather raw form. The third option was to put some effort and work on the contents to give it a meaningful shape. Sreenivasan were those who provided valuable comments. They were unanimous that the basic concepts should not get lost and that breaking the book into two separate books was a very good idea.

The clear verdict led to the birth of this edition second edition of ATM networks focusing only on ATM technology and from the first edition a new book on Communication Networks.

The book Communication Networks: Principles and Practice is an introductory text on networking. It is recommended that readers go through this text or any equivalent text that provides introductory concepts of networking like OSI reference model.

At appropriate places, summarized information from that book is extracted and provided in this book. Truly, breaking the first edition into two books has meant that the second edition is a complete revamp from the first edition. While the first edition had only ten chapters, the second edition has twenty-chapters.

The following summarizes the key changes from the first edition: Re-organizing the book in five parts, each focusing on a set of topics. Adding dedicated sections added for Abbreviations, References and Bibliography, and Glossary. Adding Review Questions and Further Reading sections at the end of each chapter. Towards this end, the book is organized into five parts as shown in Figure P.

To start with, Chapter 1 looks at the technological and marketing drivers that impact a given technology. Chapter 2 looks at the important concept of transfer mode and explains what are the benefits of asynchronous mode. Chapter 3 not only provides an overview of ATM but also summarizes contents of the whole book. Part 2 covers the three layers of ATM protocol reference model. Part 4 covers the interworking aspects of ATM. In this part, Chapter 16 describes the ATM network architecture and important interfaces defined for interworking.

This standard also defines the means for address resolution. This technique is explained in Chapter Part 5 covers the application aspects of ATM. Preface Suggestions Your comments, feedback and constructive criticism are valuable to me; so, please free to drop an email at s. I would be glad to incorporate your comments in the subsequent edition of the book. Some of these have been explicitly mentioned in the reference section.

For others, the reader is advised to cross-check from the appropriate governing body. For ATM Forum specifications, the reader could browse www. For ITUT recommendations, could go to www. It goes without saying that Hughes Software Systems is one of the best communication software companies in the country. The tremendous support I got from the company in terms of resources, time and motivation is sincerely appreciated.

Arun Punj, Mr. Vinod Sood and Mr. Gautam Brahma. Mohan, who painstakingly reviewed the whole manuscript and provided valuable comments. I would thank Nishit Narang again for contributing three Chapters of this book, viz. Sreenivasan for providing constructive suggestion for the helping in bringing the second edition. Then, I would like to thank the entire team at Tata McGraw-Hill for helping in producing and marketing this book.

I would also thank my alma mater Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India , and all its professors for providing me the necessary technical foundation to write a book. In addition, I would like to acknowledge the role of my family in making this book a reality. Among all the family members, my mother Sneha Lata Kaseras contribution stands out and hence the dedication. I would also like to thank my father J. Kasera, wife Manisha, baby Raj who is unawares of the happenings in this world!

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Table of Contents A. Interworking with ATM Chapter Sumit is the author of ATM Networks: Profusely illustrated, this book provides fresh perspectives and makes comprehension of a rather difficult subject very easy. Digital Literacy Susan Wiesinger. Haunted Media Jeffrey Sconce. Architecture, Protocols and Procedures. References to this book 3G Mobile Networks: This complete ATM guide explains every aspect of this popular networking technology, including its ability to deliver voice, data, and video on a single platform.

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