Tele-Communication (Telecom) Terms Glossary and Dictionary
Control refers to one of the three entities in the ATM reference model. The control plane addresses all signaling and control related issues such as session setup and tear-down, and for network parameter changes during a session. The other two entities are user plane for the actual data transmission and the management plane for network management issues. The concept and model of user plane, control plane and management plane has been extended to other telecommunication technology groups beyond the ATM technology.