K. Siu and R. Jain, "A Brief Overview of ATM: Protocol Layers, LAN Emulation, and Traffic Management," Computer Communications Review (ACM SIGCOMM), vol 25, no 2, April 1995, pp. 6-28.


Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) has emerged as the most promising technology in supporting future broadband multimedia communication services. To accelerate the deployment of ATM technology, the ATM Forum, which is a consortium of service providers and equipment vendors in the communication industries has been created to develop implementation and specification agreements. In this article, we present a brief overview on ATM protocol layers and current progress on LAN Emulation and Traffic Management in the ATM Forum.

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