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A Perspective on Broadband Telecommunications Services
Author(s): Albert Winterbauer
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Paper Abstract

Driven by the pace of technological innovation, broadband telecommunications services are being defined that will lead to a new generation of public telecommunications services over the next decade. The interrelated progress in standards forums on Broadband ISDN, IEEE 802.6, and SONET is leading to the definition of services that will be well-matched to serving an extremely diverse set of current and emerging communications applications. This paper will focus primarily on the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) of Broadband ISDN to show the remarkable potential of this approach. Two perspectives will be developed to facilitate the understanding and positioning of the public telecommunications services that will result: 1. applications span, and 2. telecommunications attributes. Much research and development remains before broadband services can be deployed pervasively. However, the key attributes of the long term vision show promise for the introduction of interim services both to validate the vision and to begin the transition to making these services a reality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1179, Fiber Networking and Telecommunications, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963410
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Albert Winterbauer, SBC Technology Resources, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1179:
Fiber Networking and Telecommunications
Joseph Garodnick; Lynn D. Hutcheson; David A. Kahn, Editor(s)

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