Asynchronous Transfer Mode


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asynchronous transfer mode

[‚a¦siŋ·krə·nəs ′tranz·fər ‚mōd]
(communications)
A high-speed packet-switching technology based on cell-oriented switching and multiplexing that uses 53-byte packets to transfer different types of information, such as voice, video, and data, over the same communications network at different speeds. Abbreviated ATM.

Asynchronous Transfer Mode

(communications)
(ATM, or "fast packet") A method for the dynamic allocation of bandwidth using a fixed-size packet (called a cell).

See also ATM Forum, Wideband ATM.

ATM acronyms.

Indiana acronyms.

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Dittberner also recognized Tekelec with the fourth-largest global market share in voice over packet switching equipment, with an 11 percent market share for all global shipments of Internet protocol (IP), asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), time division multiplexing (TDM) carrier-grade softswitch, media gateway and integrated media gateway-softswitch platforms.
With the movement of networks toward 3G, companies with expertise in protocol analysis of asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), Internet protocol (IP), and others are in an advantageous position to capitalize on the 3G protocol analyzer market opportunity and increase market share," says Frost & Sullivan Program Manager Jessy Cavazos.
The company's products connect computer and telecommunication servers to Wide Area Networks (WANs), Local Area Networks (LANs) and Storage Area Networks (SANs) using Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Ethernet, Signaling System 7 (SS7), IP, Fibre Channel, HDLC, Frame Relay, and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) technologies.

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