Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - Transport Protocols

Transport Protocols

ADSL defines three "Transmission protocol-specific transmission convergence (TPS-TC)" layers:

  • Synchronous Transport Module (STM), which allows the transmission of frames of the Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
  • Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
  • Packet Transfer Mode (starting with ADSL2, see below)

In home installation, the prevalent transport protocol is ATM. On top of ATM, there are multiple possibilities of additional layers of protocols (two of them are abbreviated in a simplified manner as "PPPoA" or "PPPoE"), with the all-important TCP/IP at layer 4 of the OSI model providing the connection to the Internet.

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