Multidiscipline switching for delivering multimedia services

Pertti Raatikainen

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    Tomorrow's multimedia services presume that the underlying transport network offers reliable transfer of data, supports a large variety of connections and guarantees required quality of service. ATM technology has been the most favored transport concept, but other concepts have also been considered and new ones suggested, especially, for IP based communications. Development of a new unifying transport solution is a long lasting process and, thus, it can be envisaged that heterogeneous transport concepts will be used for multimedia service delivery for a lengthy period of transition. Hence, there is an obvious need for network nodes, such as switches, that are capable of interfacing to different kinds of networks and implementing different switching schemes. As a solution to this need, this paper introduces the concept of multidiscipline switching to combine different switching disciplines into a compact fabric. Finally, an example solution integrating circuit, cell and packet switching is presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Telecommunications - ICT'99
    Place of PublicationTaejon
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventInternational Conference on Telecommunications, ICT'99 - Cheju, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
    Duration: 15 Jun 199918 Jun 1999


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Telecommunications, ICT'99
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Democratic People's Republic of


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