This new, leading-edge resource provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the systems engineering principles and details needed to implement wireless broadband applications, using ATM interworking methods with emphasis on traffic management and QoS issues. It offers a unique perspective of the impact of the wireless component, and presents a complete engineering-level treatment of all relevant topics. The book focuses on the convergence of data and voice networks, which is accelerating the need to use ATM technology in transport networks. The importance in developing interworking arrangements between other data networking protocols is stressed. You learn how new broadband wireless technologies, such as LMDS, are being deployed between the customer edge and the provider edge networks. Moreover, you see how these new technologies are affecting the issues and complexities arising out of the need to implement QoS requirements and solutions.
Introduction. Background to Interworking. Wireless Component in Interworking Architecture. Basics of User Access Methods that Need ATM Interworking Support. ATM Interworking to Support Internetworking. Frame Relay Interworking with ATM. CES Service Interworking with ATM. Traffic Management in ATM Networks. Traffic Management Issues in Wireless Interworking Schemes. Summary.