Heterogeneous Wireless Networks Using a Wireless ATM Platform

Heterogeneous Wireless Networks Using a Wireless ATM Platform

Spiros Louvros (COSMOTE S.A., Greece), Dimitrios Karaboulas (University of Patras, Greece), Athanassios C. Iossifides (COSMOTE S.A., Greece) and Stavros A. Kotsopoulos (University of Patras, Greece)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-561-0.ch052
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Abstract

Within the last two decades, the world of telecommunications has started to change at a rapid pace. Data traffic, where the information is transmitted in the form of packets and the flow of information is bursty rather than constant, now accounts for almost 40 to 60% of the traffic that is transmitted over the backbone telecommunication networks (Esmailzadeh, Nakagawa, & Jones, 2003). In addition to data traffic, video traffic (variable rate with real-time constraints) was made possible by low-cost video-digitizing equipment (Houssos et al., 2003).

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