The paper begins with a discussion of current trends in networking and a historical reviews of past networking technologies some of which failed. This leads us to the discussion about what it takes for a new technology to succeed and what challenges we face in making the current dream of a seamless world-wide high-speed ATM network a reality.
Issues in using ATM cells for very high speed applications are presented. Ensuring that the users benefit from ATM networks involves several other related disciplines. These are reviewed.
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