Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)

Asynchronous Transfer Mode is an advanced data transmission way. It is very fast and reliable data transmission connection line that can carry data, audio, video, imaging and multimedia transmission etc.

Asynchronous Transfer Mode is very suitable for both types of networks, for example Local Area Network and Wide Area Network. In future Asynchronous Transfer Mode will become the leading internet standard for data transmission instead of T1 and T3 lines(T1 data transmission speed is 1.5 Mbps and T3 data transmission speed is up to Mbps). ATM can transfer data up to 1.2 gigabits per seconds, But in general its data transmission speed is from 155 Mbps to 600 Mbps. The important thing is that Asynchronous Transfer Mode  does not dependent any specific media for data transmission, for example coaxial, Twisted-pair and Fiber-optic. 


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