Development and Testing of Advanced Signaling Protocols for ATM Networks
Project Award Date: 0000-00-00
B-ISDN protocols and technology make it possible to offer a wide variety of new services, such as multiparty multimedia communications and interactive video distribution, which require transport capabilities more complex than permanent point-to-point virtual circuits (PVCs). These new services require switched virtual circuits (SVCs) supporting point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and multipoint-to-multipoint connections. Such complex connection types require the support of a flexible signaling system, exceeding the capabilities of existing systems.
This project will investigate the signaling issues associated with creating and maintaining SVSs in broadband networks. Several appraches have been proposed to the further evolution of signaling in broadband networks, ranging from simple extensions of existing protocols to complex architectures which address the interworking of ATM and existing networks. We will evaluate existing signaling software and will investigate extensions capable of supporting future services, and provide those whose implementation is within the range of the available programming resources.
Primary Sponsor(s): Sprint Corporation