Harry G. Perros is Professor in Computer Science at North Carolina State University. His research
interests include Queueing Theory, Simulation Techniques, Computer and Communications Performance
Modeling. He has published extensively in the area of performance modelling of computer and communication
systems, and has organised several national and international conferences.
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Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) has revolutionized telecommunications, and has become an integral part of
the networking infrastructure.
This introductory well-structured text on ATM networks describes their development, architecture,
congestion control, deployment, and signalling in an intuitive, accessible way. It covers extensive
background information and includes exercises that support the explanations throughout the book.
The networking expert Harry G. Perros explains ATM networks, including such hot topics as:
An Introduction to ATM Networks is a textbook for graduate and undergraduate students in electrical
engineering and computer science as well as a reference work for networking engineers.
- ATM adaptation layer 2
- Quality of Service
- Congestion control
- Tag switching and MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching)
- ADSL-based access networks
- PNNI (Private Network Node Interface)
Table of Contents:
PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
Basic Concepts from Computer Networks
PART 2: THE ATM ARCHITECTURE
Main Features of ATM Networks
The ATM Adaption Layer
ATM Switch Architectures
Congestion Control in ATM Networks
PART 3: DEPLOYMENT OF ATM
Transporting IP Traffic Over ATM. Introduction
ADSL-Based Access Networks
PART 4: SIGNALING IN ATM NETWORKS
Signaling over the UNI
The Private Network-Network Interface (PNNI)