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Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Fourth Edition by Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Chapter 31. Asynchronous Transfer Mode Switching

Objectives

  • Understand the ATM cell structure.

  • Identify the ATM model layers.

  • Know the ATM connection types.

  • Describe the call establishment process.

  • Understand the purpose of each LANE component.

  • Describe LANE operations.

  • Know the purpose of MPOA.

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) is an International Telecommunication Union–Telecommunications Standards Section (ITU-T) standard for cell relay wherein information for multiple service types, such as voice, video, or data, is conveyed in small, fixed-size cells. ATM networks are connection-oriented. This chapter provides summaries of ATM protocols, services, and operation. Figure 31-1 illustrates a private ATM network and a public ATM network carrying voice, ...

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