Short for Point-to-Point Protocol over Asynchronous Transfer Mode
(ATM). PPPoA relies on two widely accepted standards: PPP
. It is an end-to-end asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL
) architecture. IP
packets travel from the PC over Ethernet
to the DSL modem, called the ADSL transceiver unit-remote (ATU-R). The ATU-R adds the PPP protocol to the IP packets and transports them to the carrier’s Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiple
) via ATM. It is a technology becoming more popular with DSL providers.
See also Point-to-Point Protocol and PPPoE.