The superhighway in action: the Cambridge trial

The superhighway in action: the Cambridge trial

For access to this article, please select a purchase option:

Buy article PDF
(plus tax if applicable)
Buy Knowledge Pack
10 articles for $120.00
(plus taxes if applicable)

IET members benefit from discounts to all IET publications and free access to E&T Magazine. If you are an IET member, log in to your account and the discounts will automatically be applied.

Learn more about IET membership 

Recommend Title Publication to library

You must fill out fields marked with: *

Librarian details
Your details
Why are you recommending this title?
Select reason:
IEE Review — Recommend this title to your library

Thank you

Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

UK companies are at the forefront of world efforts to bring the communications revolution to the home. The author describes a comprehensive ATM-based trial currently running in the UK. The first phase of the trial was set up to solve the technical issues involved in setting up and operating a low cost, fully switched ATM-end-to-end infrastructure capable of delivering a wide range of information types, up to and including video. It also explored the basic logistics of service provision, including for example, a regularly updated news-on-demand service. The second phase extends the number of users and implements some cost reductions in the technology employed, but also focuses on the development of services. For this expansion of the trial an environment has been created (the `Service Nursery') for development and trialling of the new generation of multimedia services that will make the superhighway a commercial reality.

Related content

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address