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The largest channel of information on a network. The backbone processes and transmits the greatest amount of data. The size of a backbone is not based on an objective standard, but rather depends on the size of the network.
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Because multimedia applications are already driving bandwidth requirements in some areas, an ATM-based virtual collapsed backbone
is chosen as the next migration step.
The frame-based virtual collapsed backbone
provides a practical migration path from the physical collapsed backbone
because it allows users to realize many of the benefits of switched networking without converting to ATM.