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Multiprotocol over ATM (MPOA) facilitates local area network (LAN) data exchange through an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) backbone.
MPOA is an ATM Forum specification standardized as RFC 2684.
MPOA runs at layer three of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model and integrates ATM technology with LAN protocols such as Ethernet, Token Ring and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
MPOA features are:
MPOA also manages the following operations: