IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 4 • April 1994

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  • Inverse multiplexing

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):34 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (48)  |  Patents (14)
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    Inverse multiplexing offers an approach to high-speed data networking that is different than many other currently fashionable network technologies. It uses a new type of customer premises-based equipment that makes use of existing network services to provide significantly enhanced functionality, rather than requiring a new and yet-to-be-implemented set of capabilities to be added to the network. T... View full abstract»

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  • The past, present, and future of inverse multiplexing

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):42 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (33)  |  Patents (14)
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    Inverse multiplexing refers to the process of aggregating channels to allow applications greater freedom in selecting the optimum communication bandwidth and cost. The history of the Bandwidth On Demand Interoperability Group (BONDING) standard and its relationship to current and emerging network architectures are discussed. Applications of bandwidth-on-demand products to videoconferencing, multim... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-rate ISDN

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):48 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    Multi-rate integrated services digital network (ISDN) is a new technology for providing dialed-up, circuit-switched, isochronous communications for bandwidths from 128 kb/s to 1.536 Mb/s (DS-1) or 1.920 Mb/s (CEPT-1). Multi-rate ISDN provides a simple way to extend ISDN network services to match the higher bandwidth requirements emerging for videoconferencing, multimedia, imaging, and other high-s... View full abstract»

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  • Granulated broadband networks

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):56 - 62
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    A new ATM platform concept can accelerate the introduction of broadband services with enhanced integration of existing narrowband services/spl minus/including POTS. In order to reduce initial costs for broadband services, an ATM-based platform must be constructed for various services. In particular, existing public switched telephone network (PSTN) services can be economically accommodated in ATM-... View full abstract»

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  • ATM for narrowband services

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):64 - 72
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (49)
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    ATM is a broadband fast-packet technology, but its modern technological base should make it less expensive than existing circuit switching systems once economies of scale are reached. The article examines the use of ATM to address the growth of emerging narrowband services such as frame relay. ATM's flexibility in supporting variable rates and levels of service make it an ideal network technology ... View full abstract»

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  • ATM adaptation layer protocol

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):80 - 83
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    The ATM adaptation layer (AAL), as defined in the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) 1990 recommendations, will enhance the services provided by the ATM layer to support the functions required by the next higher layer. The question of what that next higher layer is has been a matter of controversy from the beginning of the AAL study. AAL protocol specifications are key to the success of ... View full abstract»

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  • The road to effective software development

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):84 - 87
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    Object-oriented programming enhances the productivity of developers, simplifies software management, and helps overcome the limitations of traditional procedural programming. In a reality of ever-increasing software cost and complexity, object-oriented programming (OOP) is a paradigm that enhances the productivity of developers and simplifies software management. The article describes the OOP para... View full abstract»

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  • Earth-satellite propagation research

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):74 - 79
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (2)
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    Slant-path propagation research is contributing to technical developments and business growth in new satellite-communications applications. Because of a radio spectrum shortage below about 17 GHz, frequencies in the Ka- and higher spectral bands are seen as good candidates for Earth-space communications in the future. New challenges in propagation research include the characterization of mobile/pe... View full abstract»

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