1988 Computer Standards Evolution: Impact and Imperatives (1988)
Washington, DC, USA
March 21, 1988 to March 23, 1988
J.F. Mollenauer , Computervision Corp., Bedford, MA, USA
Metropolitan area network (MAN) standards represent an extension of local area networks (LANs) to citywide dimensions. Because of the economies of scale in integrated circuits, standards will be necessary before the field fully develops. MANs must be capable of interfacing to local area networks on one side and wide area networks on the other, while being constructed out of telephone-quality fiber-optic links internally. Development of MAN standards requires consideration of standards in all of these areas. Two proposals currently active in the IEE 802.6 committee are described.<
computer networks, standards
J. Mollenauer, "Metropolitan area networks: where may standards meet," 1988 Computer Standards Evolution: Impact and Imperatives(CSTAND), Washington, DC, USA, , pp. 2-6.