A personal communication network architecture using the IEEE 802.6 MAN

TitleA personal communication network architecture using the IEEE 802.6 MAN
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsMalyan, A. D., R. W. Donaldson, and V. C. M. Leung
Conference NameCommunications, 1992. ICC '92, Conference record, SUPERCOMM/ICC '92, Discovering a New World of Communications., IEEE International Conference on
Pagination1247 -1251 vol.3
Date Publishedjun.
Keywordsbridge routing, call setup, data rate variations, distributed architecture, distributed processing, handoff, IEEE 802.6 MAN, isochronous transport mechanism, metropolitan area networks, personal communication network architecture, personal communication networks, queue-arbitrated connectionless service, signaling, speech silence suppression, urban metropolitan area, voice circuits, wireless personal communications

The authors describe a distributed architecture based upon IEEE 802.6 metropolitan area networks (MANs) that will provide interconnection over a metropolitan area for wireless personal communications. An appropriate bridge routing strategy is suggested to interconnect the several MANs needed to cover an urban metropolitan area. A novel isochronous transport mechanism is proposed to facilitate speech silence suppression over the MAN. While a queue-arbitrated connectionless service is used for signaling over MANs to enable call setup and handoff, voice circuits are provided by means of the pre-arbitrated isochronous service. Connection issues within a metropolitan area relevant to call setup and handoff are examined. To facilitate capacity savings between voice talk spurts on the MAN, a technique is described which enables the isochronous service to accommodate data rate variations


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