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The ATM Forum is working on these issues and has recently drafted specifications for LAN emulation over ATM (as discussed earlier).
We also describe the proposed scheme's extended routing information exchange procedure (NNI routing procedure) and extended connection setup procedure (UNI/NNI signaling procedure) and compare them with the NNI routing [18] and UNI/NNI signaling [1] discussed at the current ATM Forum.
This requires that the ATM downlink ports support the ATM Forum's Private Network Node Interface (PNNI) protocol, the only specified method for load sharing in an ATM environment.
* Multivendor interoperability, hosted by the ATM Forum, has already been demonstrated.
The ATM Forum devised an addressing scheme that specifies three types of formats to use across public and/or private UNIs.
Lucent is already working with the ATM Forum on a set of standards for wireless ATM, but don't expect any products soon.
To prepare for the future, the Frame Relay Forum has also been working with the ATM Forum to ratify a set of inter-networking standards for the two high-speed services.
Based on an ATM Forum protocol development activity known as MPOA (multi-protocol over ATM), the switched router allows IP-based applications to run over ATM switches.
"ATM holds the promise of resolving, once and for all, the issues associated with mixed media networking," Barbier says, "and we believe that it will become the transport medium of choice for both private and public networks once the Voice Over ATM Specification, currently being worked on by the ATM Forum, is finalized in mid-1997.
The result of work by a subgroup in the ATM Forum, MPOA allows Layer 3 network layer routing over ATM and enables companies to leverage ATM's benefits, including Quality of Service and data forwarding.
"ATM equals flexibility," Jill Kaufman of the ATM Forum told a seminar audience.