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Performance and Fault Management by James M. Thompson, Kent J. Phelps, Robert L. Pavone, Christopher E. Elliott, Paul L. Della Maggiora

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Overview of ATM

ATM, or Asynchronous Transfer Mode, is a widely deployed networking technology. ATM has many applications, including both wide area and campus area backbones. It has a lot of flexibility because it is designed for both constant bit rates services such as voice and variable bit rate services such as data.

ATM devices are connected together via point-to-point links. These links can consist of different media and can operate at different transmission speeds. The most common transport for ATM is a SONET (Synchronous Optical Network) or SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) network. Both network types are very similar. They use OC (Optical Carrier) standards. OC standards specify a range of properties and speeds, starting at OC1 at 51.84 ...

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