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resource management cell (RM)

The RM cell for resource management contains information about the state of the ATM network; including the available bandwidth

, the state about congestion and occurring traffic congestion. The RM cell is a special ATM cell in which the Payload Type Identifier (PTI) data field is set to 6 and which uses some user data fields. The RM cell is transmitted as the nth cell and controls the traffic flow on an existing virtual channel.

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Englisch: resource management cell - RM
Updated at: 09.07.2011
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