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How does asynchronous transfer mode differ from existing network technologies?

Learn how asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) differs from existing network technologies in this response from our networking infrastructure expert, Carrie Higbie.

How does asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) differ from existing network technologies?
ATM differs mostly in that the ATM specification covers all layers and switches differently than Ethernet. ATM is a cell relay that encodes data traffic in small 53 byte cells. It also provides for prioritization.
This was first published in September 2007

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