Complete and comprehensive coverage of packet switching concepts and technologies The rapid growth of Internet traffic has spurred a new concentration on IP routers and ATM, MPLS, and optical switches. This book addresses the basics, theory, architectures, and technologies for implementing ATM switches and IP routers. It focuses on the architecture for the next generation of broadband switches and routers and provides detailed treatment of both theoretical and practical topics for professionals and students alike. Broadband Packet Switching Technologies is written with engineers and industry researchers in mind. It describes the basic concepts and fundamentals of ATM switches and IP routers, then divides the switches into different categories. In each category, the authors discuss the operations, problems, strengths, and weaknesses of the switches in performance and implementation. Detailed solutions and algorithms are also provided. The authors also extend fundamental packet-switching concepts to wireless and fiber-optic networks. Broadband Packet Switching Technologies fills the need for a textbook and reference dedicated to high-speed networking technologies that serves the specific needs of professionals in the telecommunications industry and provides expert material for students in related fields.Chao, H. Jonathan is the author of 'Broadband Packet Switching Technologies A Practical Guide to Atm Switches and Ip Routers' with ISBN 9780471004547 and ISBN 0471004545.