After languishing as a rather obscure technology known only to switching engineers and B-ISDN
standard makers, ATM has now exploded onto the data communications and telecommunications scene, both as a fabric for broadband switching and as an internetworking panacea for large corporate users.
The 36150 MainStreet ATMnet access switch is a high capacity broadband switch that uses advanced cell switching technology based on B-ISDN
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) standards.
371, Traffic Control and Congestion Control in B-ISDN
Telenetworks' AAL2 software implements the B-ISDN
ATM Adaptation Layer Type 2 AAL in accordance with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) specification I.
Matthews concludes, "The usage of IP will overtake all other protocols around 2003 and will grow steadily, whilst current broadband services such as frame relay, B-ISDN
and digital leased circuits, will level off and begin to decline.