Introduction to Telecommunication

ISBN-10: 076681324X
ISBN-13: 9780766813243
Edition: 2001
Authors: Anu A. Gokhale
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Book details

List price: $179.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/8/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Introduction to Telecommunications focuses on the technical and business aspects of a wide variety of technologies, encouraging readers to think about telecommunications systems in ways that will serve them well as the technology continues to evolve. In-depth coverage of current data and voice communications technologies is featured, along with extensive discussion of emerging technologies such as converged data/voice networks and more. Ideal for electronics and industrial technology students, Introduction to Telecommunications uses numerous real-world examples to explain technical concepts and illustrate how they are being applied today. Ample pedagogy - including chapter-opening objectives, key terms lists, review questions and exercises, plus a comprehensive glossary - is also included to guide readers to an understanding of how telecommunications technologies interact with business in today's Information Age.

Preface
An Overview of Telecommunications
Objectives
Introduction
What is Telecommunication?
History of Telecommunications
History of Telecommunications Technologies
History of the Telecommunications Industry
Telecommunications Networks
Internet
Classification of Data Networks
Classification by Spatial Distance
Classification by Topology
Classification by Ownership
Classification by Switching Technology
Classification by Computing Model
Classification by Type of Information
Telecommunications Standards
International Standards Organizations
National Regulatory and Standards Organizations
European Standards Organizations
De facto Standards
Challenges of Telecommunication Technologies
Careers in Telecommunications
Summary
Review Questions
Electronics for Telecommunications
Objectives
Introduction
Communications System Parameters
Type of Information
Bandwidth
Broadband versus Baseband
Synchronous versus Asynchronous
Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full-Duplex
Serial versus Parallel
Analog versus Digital
Noise
Modulation
Fourier Theorem and Spectral Analysis
Amplitude Modulation (AM)
Frequency Modulation (FM)
Phase Modulation (PM)
Pulse Modulation
Multiplexing
Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM)
Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)
Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)
Summary
Review Questions
Transmission Media
Objectives
Introduction
Copper Cables
Coaxial Cable
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP)
Shielded Twisted Pair (STP)
Attenuation in Copper Cables
International Cabling Specifications
Copper Versus Fiber
Fiber-Optic Cables
Fiber Construction and Types
Light Propagation through Fiber
Optical Sources and Detectors
Construction of a Fiber-Optic Cable
Joining Fibers
Transmission Impairments in Fiber-Optic Cables
Cabling Architecture
Structured Wiring
Cable Facilities Hardware
Cable Installation
Cable Tests
Summary
Review Questions
Voice Communications
Objectives
Introduction
Public Telephone Network
Switching Systems
Telecom Infrastructure
Telephone Cable Architecture
Line Conditioning
The Telephone
Analog versus Digital Telephones
Telephone Circuit and Speech Characteristics
Outgoing Call
Incoming Call
Line Signaling
Loop Start
Ground Start
Trunk Signaling
Single Frequency (SF)
EandM Signaling
Common Channel Signaling
Intelligent Network Services
Caller Identification
Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) for Businesses
Voice Processing Systems for Businesses
Business Telephone Systems
Telephone Lines
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Centrex
Virtual PBX Service
Network Design Parameters
Grade of Service
Estimated Traffic
Network Design
Converged Networks
Summary
Review Questions
Wireless Communications
Objectives
Introduction
Cellular Mobile Telephone System
Cellular Topology
Analog Versus Digital Access
Analog Access
Digital Access
Wireless Applications and Products
Wireless Lans (Wlans)
Microwave LANS
Radio LANS
Infrared LANS
Broadband Wireless Systems
Satellite Communications
Satellite Earth Station
Geosynchronous Satellite (GEO)
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Satellites
International Wireless Communications
UMTS and IMT-2000
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Summary
Review Questions
Data Communications
Objectives
Introduction
Evolution of Data Networks
Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) Model
Physical Layer
Data Link Layer
Network Layer
Transport Layer
Session Layer
Presentation Layer
Application Layer
Character Codes
ASCII
Data Coding Methods
Non-Return to Zero Level (NRZ-L)
Bipolar Alternate Mark Inversions (Bipolar AMI)
Bipolar with 8 Zero Substitution (B8ZS)
Manchester Encoding
2 Binary 1 Quaternary
Data Compression
Run-Length Encoding
Huffman Code
Error Detection and Correction
Parity Checking
Longitudinal Redundancy Check (LRC)
Hamming Code
Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)
Data Link Protocols
High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC)
OSI Model Implemented in LANs
Client/Server
Lan Access Method
Token Passing
Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD)
Lan Technologies
Token Bus
Token Ring
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
Ethernet
Internetworking
Repeaters
Bridges
Switches
Routers
Gateways
Channel Service Unit (CSU)/Digital Service Unit (DSU)
Trunking
Summary
Review Questions
Wide Area Network and Broadband Technologies
Objectives
Introduction
Packet Switching Networks
X.25
Frame Relay
Advantages of Frame Relay
Switched Multimegabit Data Service (SMDS)
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
Advantages and Disadvantages of ISDN
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)
STS-1 Transmission Rate
Advantages of SONET
SONET Protocol
STS-1 Frame Structure
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
ATM Layer and Cell Format
ATM and QoS
Advantages of ATM
Drawbacks of ATM
ATM Standards
Gigabit Ethernet versus ATM in LAN Backbone
Packet Over SONET (PoS)
Dynamic Synchronous Transfer Mode (DTM)
Residential or Small Business Access Technologies
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
Cable Modems (CMs)
ATM-Passive Optical Network (ATM-PON)
Summary
Review Questions
Internet and Converged Networks
Objectives
Introduction
TCP/IP Model
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)
User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
Internet Protocol (IP)
IP Version 4 (IPv4) Addressing
IP Version 6 (IPv6)
TCP/IP-based Applications and Standards
TCP Via Satellite
Internet 2 (12)
SNA Versus TCP/IP
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
VPN Protocols
Intranet and Extranet
Converged Networks
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
PSTN and IP Internetworking
VoIP Protocols
VoIP Call Process
IP QoS
Voice Over Frame Relay (VoFR)
Voice Over ATM
Summary
Review Questions
Network Management
Objectives
Introduction
Policy Management
Evaluation of Network Hardware and Software
Network Hardware
Network Software
Network Administration and Maintenance
Network Security
Security Threats
Security Policy
Security Measures
Security Provisions in a VPN
Configuration Management
Network Applications and Services
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Network Application Software
Directory Services
Telecommunications Management Network
Summary
Review Questions
Telecom Policy and Business Contracts
Objectives
Introduction
Telecommunications Act of 1996
Infrastructure for a Timely Deployment of Advanced Services
The Promotion of Competition
Universal Availability of Advanced Services
Regulation on Electronic Documents
Global Perspective
Intellectual Property
Global Intellectual Property Law
Telecom Policy Impact on Businesses
Global Market Competitiveness
Electronic Commerce
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Need for a SLA
Selecting a Service Provider
Application Performance Evaluation
Network Performance Evaluation
SLA Clauses
SLA Negotiation
SLA Monitoring Tools
Implementing an SLA
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Cost/Benefit Analysis
Net Value
TCO Applications
Summary
Review Questions
Acronyms
Glossary
Index

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