ATM: Advanced Concepts and Developments

3 Day Course
Code PDN087

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Introduction (2 topics)

  • Building multiservice network platforms
  • The objectives of this seminar

Addressing and Signalling (5 topics)

  • What addressing structure should be used and by whom?
  • Developments in ATM addressing architectures
  • Bi-level ATM addressing
  • Address translation in ATM
  • ATM name and directory services

Private Network-Network Interface (PNNI) (30 topics)

  • The concept of PNNI Peer Groups
  • Configuring a PNNI environment
  • How switches learn the topology of their Peer Group
  • Scalability in PNNI
  • The peer group hierarchy
  • Split switches
  • Peer group leaders and their function
  • Summarising topology information
  • Aggregation tokens
  • Complex Peer Group representations
  • Address reachability issues
  • How PNNI carries QoS related information
  • Controlling traffic with PNNI
  • How PNNI routes are selected and when
  • Specifying the route through a PNNI network
  • Example call set-up via designated transit list stacks
  • Crankback for resilience in call-setup
  • Additional features
  • Leaf initiated join support
  • Support for closed user groups
  • Multipoint to point connections
  • Secure PNNI
  • Network call correlation identifiers
  • Re-routeing ATM connections
  • Connection tracing
  • Modification of active connections
  • Support for supplementary services
  • Mobility support
  • PNNI Augmented Routeing (PAR)
  • Proxy PAR

Call routeing in E.164 based networks (3 topics)

  • Limitations of B-ICI
  • The ATM Inter-Network Interface (AINI)
  • Developments to B-ISUP to support dynamic routeing

Traffic management (5 topics)

  • Alignment with ITU-T I.371 service classes
  • ATM support for IP Differentiated Services
  • Guaranteed Frame Rate (GFR)
  • Implementing per-hop behaviours in an ATM environment
  • Integration of IEEE 802.1D priorities and ATM QoS

ATM in access networks (18 topics)

  • The advantages of using ATM based access networks
  • Wireless ATM
  • Fixed wireless and mobile ATM users
  • System level requirements
  • Radio PHY MAC and radio control
  • Handover and location management
  • Frame based ATM
  • FUNI version 1.0 and 2.0
  • Frame format
  • Adaptation and FUNI-AAL5 mapping
  • Physical layer and SAR requirements
  • Signalling ILMI TM OAM over FUNI
  • Residential ATM Services
  • Access network options (HFC HTTC HTTH)
  • ATM and xDSL integration
  • The alternatives to ATM over ADSL (PPP over ADSL)
  • The 802.14 MAC protocol for ATM delivery
  • ATM Layer issues: traffic management OAM signalling

ATM Security Architecture (5 topics)

  • Provision of authentication confidentiality data integrity anonymity and accountability in ATM networks
  • Security related signalling
  • The ATM Security Message Exchange protocol
  • Supporting multiple security associations per connection
  • Security OAM functions

Voice and Telephony Over ATM (14 topics)

  • Initial support for voice over ATM
  • Circuit emulation support
  • Dynamic trunking at the E1/T1 or bundled DS0 level
  • Dynamic trunking at the individual call level
  • Using AAL2 adaptation for voice over ATM
  • The ITU trunking protocol standard I.366.2
  • Voice compression techniques
  • Telephony control issues
  • Dialled Digits
  • Options for handling CCS and CAS
  • Demodulated facsimile
  • Support for modem calls
  • Integrating voice over ATM with voice over IP
  • H.323 control and Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP)

ATM multimedia services (6 topics)

  • Video-conferencing over ATM
  • Support for IP based video applications
  • Using gateways between different multimedia environments
  • Video distribution over ATM
  • Video in a residential environment
  • On-line gaming over ATM

LAN Emulation (2 topics)

  • Review of LANE approach
  • Distributed LANE services (LES

Multiprotocol over ATM (MPOA) (1 topic)

  • BUS

Finale (2 topics)

  • and LECS) in LANE 2.0
  • Distributed LANE services (LES


Delegates must have a basic knowledge of ATM principles and practice, at least equal to ATM: Networking and Internetworking. Delegates should also have a broader understanding of data communications in general ideally picked up in a Hands On environment.

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