ATM and Frame Relay

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Overview

The uses and applications of ATM and Frame Relay The basic concepts and structure ATM How to use the ATM protocols to support differing types of application How ATM is used in Broadband ISDN How ATM networks are controlled by the user How Frame Relay technology can be used for greatest advantage The place of ATM and Frame Relay in the wider networking picture How to understand and use the Information Rates in Frame RelayHow to plan for the future with

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The Background to ATM (5 topics)

  • Local area networks and the bandwidth problem
  • Wide area networks and the utilisation problem
  • The different classes of application and their network needs
  • The rapid growth of demand for bandwidth
  • The need to interconnect local area networks across the wide area

Available Technologies (4 topics)

  • The origins of ATM in the ISDN
  • The Synchronous Digital Hierarchy and SONET
  • Metropolitan area networks - FDDI and DQDB
  • Frame Relay and its applications

The Architecture of ATM (5 topics)

  • ATM as a transport mechanism in the wide and local areas
  • The basic structure of the ATM cell
  • Transmission and multiplex procedures
  • Switching techniques for ATM
  • The standards for ATM

The Layered Model of Protocols for ATM (1 topic)

  • The user

The ATM Physical Layer - Layer One (3 topics)

  • control and management planes
  • The purpose of the layers in the reference model
  • The nature of the ATM interfaces

The ATM Layer - Layer Two (4 topics)

  • The Transmission Convergence sub-layer
  • Transmitting cells over the older (plesiochronous) systems
  • Transmitting cells over the newer (synchronous) systems
  • Operation and Management information flows

The ATM Adaptation Layer - Layer Three (6 topics)

  • The User-Network Interface (UNI)
  • The Network-Network Interface (NNI)
  • Virtual paths and the virtual path identifier (VPI)
  • Virtual channels and the virtual channel identifier (VCI)
  • ATM payload types
  • Generic flow control at the user-network interface

ATM Signalling and Addressing (8 topics)

  • The Segmentation and re-assembly sub-layer (SAR)
  • The Convergence sub-layer (CS)
  • AAL type 1 - continuous and structured data streams
  • AAL type 2 - variable bit rate applications
  • AAL type 3/4 - data transfer
  • AAL type 5 - the simple solution
  • Signalling mechanisms for ATM - the Signalling AAL
  • The service-specific connection oriented protocol (SSCOP)

LAN Emulation (4 topics)

  • Signalling procedures
  • Signalling message types
  • Meta signalling
  • Signalling standards - Q.2931

Other ATM Applications (2 topics)

  • UNI 3.0 and 3.1
  • Address formats - E.164 and related formats

Frame Relay - the Basics (3 topics)

  • LAN emulation client and server implementations
  • LAN emulation protocols
  • Protocols over ATM LANs

Congestion Control in Frame Relay Networks (2 topics)

  • SMDS over ATM - the switched multi-megabit data service
  • Video-conferencing

Addressing for Frame Relay Networks (2 topics)

  • high definition TV and multimedia
  • High fidelity sound applications

Frame Relay Call Control - Q.933 (6 topics)

  • The protocol functions of a network service
  • Terminated versus unterminated network services
  • Frame relay and frame switching
  • The control plane and the user plane
  • The Q.921 frame structure for the ISDN D-channel
  • The Q.922 frame structure for frame relay

Higher Layer Protocols over Frame Relay (5 topics)

  • Forward and backward explicit congestion notification
  • Discard eligibility
  • The committed and excess information rates
  • The committed and excess burst sizes
  • The commercial effects of congestion and how they are handled

Prerequisites

Delegates should have a good understanding of data networking concepts

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