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ATM Forum

(networking, body)
An international non-profit arganisation aiming to encourage the user of Asynchronous Transfer Mode through interoperability specifications and to promote cooperation and awareness.

The ATM Forum consists of a worldwide Technical Committee, three Marketing Committees for North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific as well as the User Committee, through which ATM end-users participate.

Worldwide Headquarters: 2570 West El Camino Real, Suite 304 Mountain View, CA 94040-1313 USA.

Telephone: +1 (650) 949 6700.

E-mail: ATM Forum <>.

ATM Forum

A membership organization founded in 1991 to promote ATM networking technology. It worked with ANSI and the ITU to set standards. Its first specification in 1992 defined the User-Network Interface (UNI). In 2004, the Forum merged with the MPLS and Frame Relay Alliance. For more information, visit See ATM.
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The ATM Forum -- the global face for universal networking -- is a non- profit international organization dedicated to speeding the education and mass-market deployment of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and other communications technologies as the foundation for broadband networks.
The ATM Forum was founded in 1991 as a non-profit international organization dedicated to speeding the education and mass deployment of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and other communications technologies as the foundation for broadband networks.
The unification of the MPLS & Frame Relay Alliance and The ATM Forum will provide a huge boost to the multi-service interworking goals shared by both organizations," said Andrew G.
The ATM Forum and BCD Forum will hold another co-located meeting during the week of April 28, 2003 in Madrid, Spain.
com, both for ATM Forum Media; or Connie Lindell of BCD Forum, +1-650-949-6732, connie@bcdforum.
The ATM Forum started work towards this goal last year with the creation of the Broadband Exchange -- a series of quarterly events that allow the industry to debate topics of key importance to broadband networks -- the end result being a revised view of the work required.
The ATM Forum Loop Emulation Service (LES) specification (ATM Forum af-vmoa-0145) defines an Embedded Operations Channel (EOC) for SNMP-based in-band management communication between an IAD and a Voice over Broadband access switch/gateway.
This quarter's event will involve members of The ATM Forum,
Both The ATM Forum and The MPLS Forum have been working together over the past four months with the specific goal of establishing a formal mechanism of direct collaboration," explained Jim Harford, Chairman of The ATM Forum's ATM & IP Collaboration (AIC) workgroup.
Seven new ATM specifications were finalized at the latest quarterly meeting held by The ATM Forum, including:
The ATM Forum joined leading thinkers, researchers and analysts from around the world, as well as members of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Multiservice Switching Forum (MSF) to discuss and delve into the issues surrounding optical networking.
The demonstration at Supercomm further showcases the carrier class capabilities of the GenView Element Management System by leveraging the ATM Forum standard to enable complete flow-through provisioning of IADs via the voice gateway EMS, eliminating the need for manual intervention to turn up voice over DSL services.