Combination of Packet Switching and Circuit Switching In the upcoming Computer Networks
M H Pradeep Kumar
Asst. Professor, Dept of ECE, BIT Institute of Technology, Hindupur, India
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With the combination of circuit switching & packet switching in computer networks, control signals are separated from the data and transmitted separately in a common control channel. A variable number of data channels are dynamically assigned to each connection through the network. Channels are quickly switched in to accommodate the data flow through a connection and switched out when they are no longer needed. With this approach, a continuous data stream is not altered as it transverses the network and data channels are efficiently utilized even if the data source is bursty. This approach is compatible with legacy networks and can provide a mechanism for convergence of circuit switching and packet switching.