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The Entropy and Delay of Traffic Processes in ATM Networks

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Executive Summary

High speed packet-switched networks based on technologies such as Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) are widely believed to be the most promising candidates for providing services in the evolving Broadband-Integrated Services Digital Network (B-ISDN). In an ATM network sources generate information in the form of small fixed size packets which are multiplexed with the packet streams of other sources as they proceed from source to destination over virtual circuits. Traffic processes in ATM networks are characterized by their highly intermittent and bursty nature.

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