Interworking support in a multi-discipline switch

Pertti Raatikainen

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    The evolving multimedia services are foreseen to be delivered to customers over heterogeneous transport networks. The ATM technology has been considered as the most obvious choice, but other transporting concepts have also been studied and entirely new ones suggested, especially, for IP based communications. Diversity in transporting concepts implies that network nodes, such as switches and routers, should connect to different kinds of networks. This introduces the need to support multiple switching disciplines in a single switching fabric and, additionally, a clear need for interworking. As a solution to the emerging problem, this paper introduces the concept of multidiscipline switching to integrate different switching systems into a compact fabric and to offer interworking between the connected networks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBroadband Communications
    Subtitle of host publicationConvergence of Network Technologies
    Place of PublicationBoston
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-387-35579-5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4757-4685-3, 978-0-7923-8677-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIFIP TC6 WG6.2 5th International Conference on Broadband Communications, BC '99 - , Hong Kong
    Duration: 10 Nov 199912 Nov 1999

    Publication series

    SeriesIFIP International Federation for Information Processing


    ConferenceIFIP TC6 WG6.2 5th International Conference on Broadband Communications, BC '99
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong


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