Suman Sharma


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

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Computer Science (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Computer Science (GCCIS)


John Ellis

Advisor/Committee Member

James Heliotis

Advisor/Committee Member

George Brown


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TK7868.S9 S48 1986


RIT – Main Campus