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Telecommunications essentials : the complete global source

Author: Lillian Goleniewski; Kitty Wilson Jarrett
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
Based on the worldwide LIDO Telecommunications Essentials[registered] seminars and e-learning series, this book provides an overview of the rapidly evolving world of telecommunications. It includes a section on wireless communications and describes the technological and political forces at play in the world of telecommunications around the globe.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lillian Goleniewski; Kitty Wilson Jarrett
ISBN: 0321427610 9780321427618
OCLC Number: 475589657
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 865 s. : ill.
Contents: About the Author xxiAbout LIDO xxiiiAcknowledgments xxvIntroduction: Understanding the Broadband Evolution xxixPart I Communications Fundamentals 1Chapter 1: Telecommunications Technology Fundamentals 3 Transmission Lines 3 Types of Network Connections 11 The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Bandwidth 11 Analog and Digital Transmission 18 Multiplexing 23 Political and Regulatory Forces in Telecommunications 33 Chapter 2: Traditional Transmission Media 41 Twisted-Pair 44 Coaxial Cable 51 Microwave 54 Satellite 61 Fiber Optics 73 Chapter 3: Establishing Communications Channels 83 Establishing Connections: Networking Modes and Switching Modes 83 The PSTN Versus the Internet 100 Chapter 4: The PSTN 103 The PSTN Infrastructure 103 The Transport Network Infrastructure 114 Signaling Systems 129 Intelligent Networks 135 SS7 and Next-Generation Networks 138 Part II: Data Networking and the Internet 143Chapter 5: Data Communications Basics 145 The Evolution of Data Communications 145 Data Flow 152 The OSI Reference Model and the TCP/IP Reference Model 165 Chapter 6: Local Area Networking 173 LAN Basics 173 LAN Characteristics 176 LAN Interconnection and Internetworking 187 Chapter 7: Wide Area Networking 201 Circuit-Switched Networks 203 Packet-Switched Networks 215 Chapter 8: The Internet and IP Infrastructures 245 Internet Basics 245 Internet Addressing and Address Resolution 268 The Organization of the Internet 284 IP QoS 295 What's Next on the Internet 303 Part III: The New Generation of Networks 309Chapter 9: IP Services 311 The Evolution to IP Services 311 IPT 313 IPTV 342 VPNs 345 Chapter 10: Next-Generation Networks 383 The Broadband Evolution 384 Multimedia Networking Requirements 389 The Broadband Infrastructure 409 Next-Generation Networks and Convergence 411 The Next-Generation Network Infrastructure 418 Chapter 11: Optical Networking 451 Optical Networking Today and Tomorrow 451 End-to-End Optical Networking 456 The Optical Edge 471 The Optical Core: Overlay Versus Peer-to-Peer Networking Models 473 The IP+Optical Control Plane 483 The Migration to Optical Networking 488 Chapter 12: Broadband Access Alternatives 489 Drivers of Broadband Access 489 DSL Technology 492 Cable TV Networks 509 Fiber Solutions 522 Wireless Broadband 529 Broadband PLT 530 HANs 534 Part IV: Wireless Communications 547Chapter 13: Wireless Communications Basics 549 A Brief History of Wireless Telecommunications 550 Wireless Communications Regulations Issues 553 Wireless Impairments 554 Antennas 556 Wireless Bandwidth 560 Wireless Signal Modulation 560 Spectrum Utilization 563 Chapter 14: Wireless WANs 579 1G: Analog Transmission 581 2G: Digital Cellular Radio 586 2.5G: Enhanced Data Services 592 3G: Moving Toward Broadband Wireless 597 Beyond 3G 611 4G: Wireless Broadband 612 5G: Intelligent Technologies 614 Chapter 15: WMANs, WLANs, and WPANs 617 WMANs 618 WLANs 638 PANs 660 Chapter 16: Emerging Wireless Applications 687 The Handset Revolution 688 Mobile IP 693 The IP Multimedia Subsystem 696 Mobile Gaming 702 Mobile Video 706 Mobile TV 707 Mobile Content 712 Glossary 715Index 819
Responsibility: Lillian Goleniewski ; edited by Kitty Wilson Jarrett.
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