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Report from COAST

By Mbit Tests With and Robert Olsson Sunet/slu


M between SUNET and Telia) is a cooperative project between the Swedish University Network (SUNET), an "umbrella" organization for Swedish Universities, and Telia, a large Swedish telecommunications company. The overall goal of this project is to evaluate ATM in the perspective of a nation-wide ATM-based WAN. The COAST project has the following goals: . ATM used in a WAN environment. Among other things, this means that the number of hosts that will need to know about each other will be quite low (or, more correctly, there will be no hosts at all, but only routers), at least initially, and therefore PVCs are sufficient. . ATM used for data communication. The following are non-goals for COAST: . ATM used in a LAN environment. . ATM used for voice, video or other non-data communication. Of course, this is with the exception that voice or video may be sent via data protocols, e.g. Mbone over UDP/IP, but voice or video sent "directly" over ATM is not part of COAST evaluation as of today. F

Year: 2007
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