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Offering Bundled Voice and Data Services

Chapter Description

This sample chapter focuses on offering managed services to SMBs. Three areas are discussed to help provide an overview of bundled voice and data service architectures: Overview of Managed Voice and Data Services, Managed Voice and Data Services Using AAL2, Fundamentals of AAL2.

Summary

This chapter provided an overview of managed voice and data services using ATM technology. AAL2 is an important component in providing a managed service using ATM. Because of efficient bandwidth use and the ability to transport different traffic types, AAL2 is used in trunking applications, such as interconnecting mobile wireless sites. Today, many service providers use a pure IP-based architecture to support this service.