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Author: Lillian Goleniewski; Kitty Wilson Jarrett
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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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 3Transmission Lines 3Types of Network Connections 11The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Bandwidth 11Analog and Digital Transmission 18Multiplexing 23Political and Regulatory Forces in Telecommunications 33Chapter 2: Traditional Transmission Media 41Twisted-Pair 44Coaxial Cable 51Microwave 54Satellite 61Fiber Optics 73Chapter 3: Establishing Communications Channels 83Establishing Connections: Networking Modes and Switching Modes 83The PSTN Versus the Internet 100Chapter 4: The PSTN 103The PSTN Infrastructure 103The Transport Network Infrastructure 114Signaling Systems 129Intelligent Networks 135SS7 and Next-Generation Networks 138Part II: Data Networking and the Internet 143Chapter 5: Data Communications Basics 145The Evolution of Data Communications 145Data Flow 152The OSI Reference Model and the TCP/IP Reference Model 165Chapter 6: Local Area Networking 173LAN Basics 173LAN Characteristics 176LAN Interconnection and Internetworking 187Chapter 7: Wide Area Networking 201Circuit-Switched Networks 203Packet-Switched Networks 215Chapter 8: The Internet and IP Infrastructures 245Internet Basics 245Internet Addressing and Address Resolution 268The Organization of the Internet 284IP QoS 295What's Next on the Internet 303Part III: The New Generation of Networks 309Chapter 9: IP Services 311The Evolution to IP Services 311IPT 313IPTV 342VPNs 345Chapter 10: Next-Generation Networks 383The Broadband Evolution 384Multimedia Networking Requirements 389The Broadband Infrastructure 409Next-Generation Networks and Convergence 411The Next-Generation Network Infrastructure 418Chapter 11: Optical Networking 451Optical Networking Today and Tomorrow 451End-to-End Optical Networking 456The Optical Edge 471The Optical Core: Overlay Versus Peer-to-Peer Networking Models 473The IP+Optical Control Plane 483The Migration to Optical Networking 488Chapter 12: Broadband Access Alternatives 489Drivers of Broadband Access 489DSL Technology 492Cable TV Networks 509Fiber Solutions 522Wireless Broadband 529Broadband PLT 530HANs 534Part IV: Wireless Communications 547Chapter 13: Wireless Communications Basics 549A Brief History of Wireless Telecommunications 550Wireless Communications Regulations Issues 553Wireless Impairments 554Antennas 556Wireless Bandwidth 560Wireless Signal Modulation 560Spectrum Utilization 563Chapter 14: Wireless WANs 5791G: Analog Transmission 5812G: Digital Cellular Radio 5862.5G: Enhanced Data Services 5923G: Moving Toward Broadband Wireless 597Beyond 3G 6114G: Wireless Broadband 6125G: Intelligent Technologies 614Chapter 15: WMANs, WLANs, and WPANs 617WMANs 618WLANs 638PANs 660Chapter 16: Emerging Wireless Applications 687The Handset Revolution 688Mobile IP 693The IP Multimedia Subsystem 696Mobile Gaming 702Mobile Video 706Mobile TV 707Mobile Content 712Glossary 715Index 819
Responsibility: Lillian Goleniewski ; edited by Kitty Wilson Jarrett.
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