B-ISDN: A Technological Discontinuity

Thomas F. La Porta, Malathi Veeraraghavan, Ender Ayanoglu, Mark Karol, Richard D. Gitlin

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The transition to B-ISDN from current networks represents a major technological discontinuity for the communications world. These discontinuities must be considered for the successful evolution of existing networks to broadband networks. The authors provide an overview of B-ISDN data transfer protocols and the services it will support. They discuss the effects of B-ISDN switching, network operations and management, signalling protocols and architectures, and networked computing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-97
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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