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Electronics & Communication Engineering Journal

Issue 3 • Date Jun 1999

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  • ATM and the future of telecommunication networking

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):108 - 124
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1736 KB)

    Telecommunication services and networks are in the process of significant change. This paper examines whether asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), thought at one time to be the only viable broadband communication protocol, providing end-to-end connectivity for all applications, still has a role to play in the evolving telecommunication environment. The paper considers the trends in network integratio... View full abstract»

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  • The challenge to realise convergence of fixed and mobile communications

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):164 - 168
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Convergence of the fixed and mobile communication services (fixed and mobile convergence, or FMC) was the discussion subject for a panel session at the 6th IEE Conference on Telecommunications. Three invited speakers presented views from the perspectives of a fixed operator, a mobile operator and the business environment. This paper draws on the material presented and includes additional informati... View full abstract»

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  • High-speed copper access: a tutorial overview

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):125 - 148
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    Telecommunication companies (telcos) are beginning to exploit further their existing access networks by using new technologies capable of delivering data at up to 30 Mbit/s over unshielded twisted copper wire pairs. This tutorial paper provides a high-level overview of the key issues related to these digital subscriber line (DSL) technologies, including the environment in which they must operate, ... View full abstract»

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  • Management of optical transport networks

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):155 - 163
    Cited by:  Patents (9)
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    Optical networks are playing an increasingly important part in meeting the demand for communication bandwidth. Especially since the introduction of wavelength division multiplexing techniques optical network management has received increasing attention. This paper describes optical network management in terms of an architectural framework that can be applied not only to optical line systems but al... View full abstract»

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  • Shrinking network development time-scales: flexible virtual networks

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):149 - 154
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (548 KB)

    A new type of virtual network is presented which allows the virtual network owner to exert control over their network resources in a completely flexible fashion. These virtual networks use a technique known as `switchlets', which result from partitioning the resources, both physical and logical, of a switch. Each partition is a switchlet. Switchlets from different physical switches may be intercon... View full abstract»

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