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Realities of Asynchronous Transfer Mode in fiber optic networks
Author(s): Ken Garrett
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Paper Abstract

The introduction of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and other high speed networking protocols has increased the demand for higher speed transmission facilities in data communications, telecommunications and video networks. Fiber optics is well suited as an ATM transmission medium due to its inherent bandwidth and throughput capabilities. Although ATM is the current logical method of routing high speed transmissions, it is still subject to the properties of its physical transmission medium. This paper highlights issues associated with the management of fiber optic networks in an ATM environment and how new optical transmission products can improve network utilization and reliability in the areas of disaster recovery, testing, and network management.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10278, Defining the Global Information Infrastructure: Infrastructure, Systems, and Services: A Critical Review, 102780A (3 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.192182
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Ken Garrett, Astarte Fiber Network, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10278:
Defining the Global Information Infrastructure: Infrastructure, Systems, and Services: A Critical Review
Stephen F. Lundstrom, Editor(s)

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