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Bits'-Carrying Capacities of Switched Local Area Networks

Bits'-Carrying Capacities of Switched Local Area Networks
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Author(s): Monday Ofori Eyinagho (Afe Babalola University, Nigeria) and Samuel Oluwole Falaki (Afe Babalola University, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 13
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3479-3.ch067

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Abstract

All switched Local Area Networks (switched LANs) have a parameter that is common to them, known as, ‘bits-carrying capacity', which is one of the parameters that network managers and administrators use in managing the performances of these class of networks. However, there appears, to the best of the knowledge of the members in the research team involved in this work, no formal method (or methods) available in literature for determining this parameter. Reported in this chapter, is the formal derivation of a formula, which can be used to obtain the capacity of any switched LAN. Also reported, is a formula that can be used to obtain the capacity (that is, bits capacity, in units such as Mb or, Megabits; Gb, or Gigabits) to subscribe for, when a switched LAN needed to be connected to the network of a service provider, such as, connecting the network to the Internet via an ISP (Internet Service Provider). The practical utility of both formulas is also illustrated.

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