Summary: "Integrated Broadband Networks examines the four core technologies behind today's broadband networks as well as their integration. Professionals find in-depth coverage of TCP/IP, ATM, SDH/SONET, and WDM/optic networking technologies, which are being utilized to meet the demands of today's diverse service features. The book presents a framework of networking principles that forms a basis of the comparison of these technologies with respect to their relative stren ...show moregths, weaknesses, and fields of use. Moreover, this cutting-edge resource shows how these technologies differ, what they have in common, and how they interact." Explanations of the technologies are provided within the concepts of architecture and layering models, multiplexing and switching methods, routing algorithms and protocols, network control, traffic management methods, and QoS support. The book also offers one of the first overviews of the IP over WDM field. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 02
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