Why ATM was developed?

Q.  Why ATM was developed?
- Published on 19 Oct 15

a. To handle both traditional high-throughput data traffic and real-time,low-latency content.
b. Designed to unify telecommunication and computer networks.
c. To meet the needs of the Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network.
d. All of the above.

ANSWER: All of the above.


  • Prajakta Pandit   -Posted on 07 Oct 15
    - ATM (Asynchronous Transfer mode) is a dedicated-connection switching technology that organizes digital data into 53-byte cell units to transmit them over a physical medium using digital signal technology.

    - ATM is designed to be easily implemented by hardware rather than software.

    - ATM is developed to improve utilization and quality of service (QoS) on high-traffic networks.

    - It is a high-speed networking standard which is used to support both voice and data communications (Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network).

    - ATM utilizes no routing so it differs from more common data link technologies like ethernet in several ways.

    - Latency is a time delay between the cause and the effect of some physical change in the system being observed and the real-time processing fails if the process is not completed within a specified deadline relative to an event, So therefore ATM is developed to handle these problems and also overcome the data traffic.

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