Broadband Communications

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Broadband communications standards, services, architectures, markets, and cutting-edge innovations--everything there is to know about the subject in this definitive resource.

This comprehensive book focuses on one aspect of next-generation telecommunications technology, broadband communications. It explains broadband standards, technology, services, architecture and protocols. With easy-to-follow diagrams and clear instructions, this book caters to advanced ...

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Overview

Broadband communications standards, services, architectures, markets, and cutting-edge innovations--everything there is to know about the subject in this definitive resource.

This comprehensive book focuses on one aspect of next-generation telecommunications technology, broadband communications. It explains broadband standards, technology, services, architecture and protocols. With easy-to-follow diagrams and clear instructions, this book caters to advanced communication experts as well as those with a general understanding of the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070382930
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Series: Computer Communications Series
  • Edition description: Signature Edition
  • Pages: 668
  • Product dimensions: 1.41 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Pt. 1 Overview of Communications Networks 1
Ch. 1 Communication Basics 3
Ch. 2 Evolution of BISDN 29
Pt. 2 The Basics 47
Ch. 3 FDDI and DQDB 49
Ch. 4 Frame Relay 81
Ch. 5 Advanced Frame Relay 99
Ch. 6 Switched Multimegabit Data Service 111
Ch. 7 Advanced SMDS 127
Ch. 8 ATM 141
Ch. 9 SONET/SDH 159
Pt. 3 Broadband Architecture 183
Ch. 10 BISDN Lower Layers 185
Ch. 11 BISDN Higher Layers 223
Ch. 12 Other Aspects of BISDN 245
Pt. 4 Broadband ATM Switching and Transmission 267
Ch. 13 ATM-Based Broadband Switching 267
Ch. 14 Broadband Transmission Network 283
Pt. 5 ATM Environments 299
Ch. 15 ATM in Local Area Networks 301
Ch. 16 ATM in Wide Area Networks 317
Ch. 17 ATM in Public Networks 331
Ch. 18 ATM in CATV Networks 349
Pt. 6 Broadband Network Design 365
Ch. 19 Broadband Access Network Design 367
Ch. 20 Broadband Backbone Network Design 387
Pt. 7 Miscellaneous 403
Ch. 21 ATM/Broadband Around the World 405
Ch. 22 Telecommunications Standards 423
Ch. 23 ATM Equipment Vendors 439
Ch. 24 The Future of Broadband Communications 461
Appendix A Standards Sources 467
Appendix B Broadband Equipment Manufacturers 471
Appendix C Telecommunications Journals and Magazines 473
Appendix D Technology Comparison 479
Bibliography 481
Index 491
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