Chapter 5. Designing ATM Networks

Edited by Ron McCarty

This chapter describes current Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) technology that network designers can use in their networks today, as well as future ATM technology to watch. This chapter also covers implementation considerations for leveraging Cisco products while deploying ATM solutions in existing LAN and WAN environments.

ATM Overview

ATM is a mature but evolving technology designed for the high-speed transfer of voice, video, and data through public and private networks in a cost-effective manner.

ATM is based on the efforts of Study Group XVIII of the International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T, formerly the Consultative Committee for International ...

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