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Traffic Contract

Definition - What does Traffic Contract mean?

A traffic contract is a request forwarded to a network by a service that is willing to use an ATM network and wants to transmit data traffic over that ATM network. This request contains all information regarding the type of data and information that is to be transmitted, required network services and resources, bandwidth allocation and other related elements. All the above information is encapsulated within a request that is sent by a service to the network.

Techopedia explains Traffic Contract

In ATM networks, all specifications related to the characteristics of a required connection are negotiated between the network and the service/application running the user platform.

A traffic contract usually includes the following items:

  • The service type that is currently required
  • The complete detail of traffic parameters
  • QoS parameters

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