Traffic shaping in ATM networks to meet QoS requirement
Rizwan Ahmed Hashmi.
Date of Issue1999
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The purpose of ATM is to provide a high speed, low delay multiplexing and switching network to support any type of user traffic, such as voice, data, or video applications. ATM segments and multiplexes user traffic into small, fixed length units called cells. The cell is 53 octets, with 5 octets reserved for the cell header. Virtual circuit identifiers contained in the cell header identify each cell. An ATM network uses these identifiers to relay the traffic through high-speed switches from a sender to a receiver.
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