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Will available bit rate (ABR) services give us the capability to offer virtual LANs over wide-area ATM networks?
Author(s): Ana Ferrandiz; Gavin Scallan
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Paper Abstract

The available bit rate (ABR) service allows connections to exceed their negotiated data rates during the life of the connections when excess capacity is available in the network. These connections are subject to flow control from the network in the event of network congestion. The ability to dynamically adjust the data rate of the connection can provide improved utilization of the network and be a valuable service to end users. ABR type service is therefore appropriate for the transmission of bursty LAN traffic over a wide area network in a manner that is more efficient and cost effective than allocating bandwdith at the peak cell rate. This paper describes the ABR service and discusses if it is realistic to operate a LAN like service over a wide area using ABR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2608, Emerging High-Speed Local-Area Networks and Wide-Area Networks, (1 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224191
Show Author Affiliations
Ana Ferrandiz, Fujitsu Europe Telecom R&D Ctr. Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Gavin Scallan, Fujitsu Europe Telecom R&D Ctr. Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2608:
Emerging High-Speed Local-Area Networks and Wide-Area Networks
Kadiresan Annamalai; Krishna Bala; C. Brendan S. Traw; Ronald P. Bianchini, Editor(s)

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