Definitions for "Asynchronous Transfer Mode"
Keywords:  atm, multiplexed, wan, broadband, relay
Asynchronous Transfer Mode is an emerging technology designed to facilitate the need for high-speed transmission of voice, video and data using the public telephone network, and therefore providing a solution for improper bandwidth allocation.
High-speed, packet switched and multiplexed switching technique for the efficient transmission of voice, data, and video. Transmission format uses packets of a fixed length of 53 bytes. A peak throughput of 155 Mbps or 622 Mbps is available for OC-3 and OC-13 installations, respectively.
A network technology capable of carrying all types of telecommunications traffic. In effect, ATM combines circuit- and packet-switching technologies, synthesising the simplicity of the former with the flexibility of the latter, permitting high-speed transmission comparable with circuit switching. AAL
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