As a result of the growing use of computers and continuing improvements in
communication technologies, there has been an accelerating growth of LANs on campus
and WANs between campuses. The developed countries, such as the
USA and UK, are developing high-speed networks to establish a powerful
national information technology infrastructure. A developing country, such as Saudi
Arabia (SA), is now considering how best to provide comparable national network
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.