Telecommunications Essentials The Complete Global Source

ISBN-10: 0321427610
ISBN-13: 9780321427618
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $74.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 10/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 928
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.212
Language: English

Telecommunications Essentials, Second EDITION, provides a comprehensive overview of the rapidly evolving world of telecommunications. Providing an in-DEPTH, one-stop reference for anyone wanting to get up to speed on the $1.2 trillion telecommunications industry, this book not only covers the basic building blocks but also introduces the most current information on new technologies. This EDITION features a new section on wireless communications and describes the technological and political forces at play in the world of telecommunications around the globe. Topics include bull; bull;Communications fundamentals, from traditional transmission media, to establishing communications channels, to the PSTN bull;Data networking and the Internet, including the basics of data communications, local area networking, wide area networking, and the Internet and IP infrastructures bull;Next-generation networks-the applications, characteristics, and requirements of the new generation of networks that are being built to carry the ever-increasing network traffic quickly and reliably-including IP services, network infrastructure, optical networking, and broadband access alternatives bull;Wireless networking, including the basics of wireless networking and the technologies involved in wireless WANs, WMANs, WLANs, and WPANs Technologies covered include bull; bull;Internet and IP proTOCols bull;IP services, including VoIP, VPNs, and IPTV bull;QoS techniques bull;Optical networking bull;Broadband access alternatives bull;HANs bull;Broadband wireless standards Goleniewski's clear and engaging approach to current and emerging technologies is based on the very successful worldwide LIDO Telecommunications Essentials reg; seminars and e-learning series. This book is a must-have resource for both seasoned professionals and those new to the telecommunications field. As an added bonus, Telecommunications Essentials, Second EDITION, is augmented by a dynamic online telecommunications learning center, www.telecomessentials.com/learningcenter. The Telecom Essentials Learning Center includes access to: bull; bull;Self-tests and quizzes to put your knowledge to the test bull;Links to thousands of Web sites, books, and magazines that help build your telecommunications knowledge bull;A comprehensive glossary of telecommunications terms Educational products from the LIDO Organization, Inc., are further supported by a unique telecommunications knowledge portal, Telecom WebCentral, www.telecomwebcentral.com, which provides access to up-to-the-minute information on the latest applications, information on financial and legal news, and connections to telecommunications career groups and newsgroups.

About the Author
About LIDO
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Understanding the Broadband Evolution
Communications Fundamentals
Telecommunications Technology Fundamentals
Transmission Lines
Types of Network Connections
The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Bandwidth
Analog and Digital Transmission
Multiplexing
Political and Regulatory Forces in Telecommunications
Traditional Transmission Media
Twisted-Pair
Coaxial Cable
Microwave
Satellite
Fiber Optics
Establishing Communications Channels
Establishing Connections: Networking Modes and Switching Modes
The PSTN Versus the Internet
The PSTN
The PSTN Infrastructure
The Transport Network Infrastructure
Signaling Systems
Intelligent Networks
SS7 and Next-Generation Networks
Data Networking and the Internet
Data Communications Basics
The Evolution of Data Communications
Data Flow
The OSI Reference Model and the TCP/IP Reference Model
Local Area Networking
LAN Basics
LAN Characteristics
LAN Interconnection and Internetworking
Wide Area Networking
Circuit-Switched Networks
Packet-Switched Networks
The Internet and IP Infrastructures
Internet Basics
Internet Addressing and Address Resolution
The Organization of the Internet
IP QoS
Whats Next on the Internet
The New Generation of Networks
IP Services
The Evolution to IP Services
IPT
IPTV
VPNs
Next-Generation Networks
The Broadband Evolution
Multimedia Networking Requirements
The Broadband Infrastructure
Next-Generation Networks and Convergence
The Next-Generation Network Infrastructure
Optical Networking
Optical Networking Today and Tomorrow
End-to-End Optical Networking
The Optical Edge
The Optical Core: Overlay Versus Peer-to-Peer Networking Models
The IP+Optical Control Plane
The Migration to Optical Networking
Broadband Access Alternatives
Drivers of Broadband Access
DSL Technology
Cable TV Networks
Fiber Solutions
Wireless Broadband
Broadband PLT
HANs
Wireless Communications
Wireless Communications Basics
A Brief History of Wireless Telecommunications
Wireless Communications Regulations Issues
Wireless Impairments
Antennas
Wireless Bandwidth
Wireless Signal Modulation
Spectrum Utilization
Wireless WANs
Analog Transmission
Digital Cellular Radio
Enhanced Data Services
Moving Toward Broadband Wireless
Beyond 3G
Wireless Broadband
Intelligent Technologies
WMANs, WLANs, and WPANs
WMANs
WLANs
PANs
Emerging Wireless Applications
The Handset Revolution
Mobile IP
The IP Multimedia Subsystem
Mobile Gaming
Mobile Video
Mobile TV
Mobile Content
Glossary
Index

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