During the last couple of years, in addition to voice, other types of communications network services are becoming increasingly important. These are interactive data, facsimile, slow scan image, and bulk data. Typically, these services are delivered by separate networks using various kinds of switching technology, such as packet, circuit, or message switching. Recently, much of the focus has been on the integration of all types of communication services within the same switch or network, especially within the telephony and business industry. Integration of the communication services is being realized by integrating packet and circuit switching within the same switch or network. The overall goal of this thesis is to present the key aspects of the integration of circuit and packet switching within the same switch/network.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Switching circuits--Comparative studies; Packet switching (Data transmission); Computer networks--Comparative studies
Computer Science (MS)
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Sharma, Suman, "Comparative study of networks using packet and circuit switching within a single network" (1986). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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