PPPoA

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PPPoA

PPPoA

(Point-to-Point Protocol Over ATM) Using the PPP dial-up protocol with ATM as the transport. Used by some DSL providers, IP packets travel from the PC over Ethernet to the DSL modem, officially known as an "ADSL transceiver unit-remote" (ATU-R). The ATU-R adds the PPP protocol to the IP packets and transports them to the carrier's DSLAM via ATM.

PPPoEoA (PPP Over Ethernet Over ATM)
PPPoEoA is an alternative to PPPoA. PPPoEoA takes advantage of the authentication and security features of PPP by providing end-to-end PPP connectivity. It establishes the PPP session in the PC rather than at the DSL modem. See PPP, PPPoE, DSL and ATM.
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The test solution's PPPoEoA and PPP over ATM (PPPoA) emulation and performance testing capabilities are designed to help companies like Verizon, as well as network equipment manufacturers, ensure that devices and networks operate properly at capacity and under heavy load.
enabling us to qualify early versions of our PPPoEoA application and incorporate Verizon's feature requests quickly into the product," said Bahaa Moukadam, vice president of product marketing at Spirent Communications.
PPPoEoA and PPPoA are common forms of the PPP implemented in broadband networks.