Connection-Oriented Networks: SONET/SDH, ATM, MPLS and Optical Networks / Edition 1

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A thorough knowledge of modern connection-oriented networks is essential to understanding the current and near-future state of networking.
This book provides a complete overview of connection-oriented networks, discussing both packet-switched and circuit-switched networks, which, though seemingly different, share common networking principles. It details the history and development of such networks, and defines their terminology and architecture, before progressing to aspects such as signaling and standards. There is inclusive coverage of SONET/SDH, ATM networks, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), optical networks, access networks and voice over ATM and MPLS.
Connection-oriented Networks:
* Provides in-depth, systematic coverage of several connection-oriented networks in a single volume
* Explains topics such as the Generic Framing Procedure, Label Distribution Protocols, Wavelength Routing Optical Networks, Optical Burst Switching, and Access Networks in detail
* Illustrates all concepts with problems and simulation projects to test and deepen your understanding
* Includes an accompanying website with solutions manual and complete set of PowerPoint presentations for each chapter
Senior undergraduate and graduate students in telecommunication and networking courses, as well as networking engineers, will find this comprehensive guide to connection-oriented packet-switched and circuit-switched networks useful for their training. The book presents tried and tested material based on an existing, successful course.

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“This book presents a unique perspective on the various flavours of connection-orientated networks.” (IEEE Communications Magazine, June 2006)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470021637
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/9/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.83 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Harry G. Perros is a Professor of Computer Science, an AlumniDistinguished Graduate Professor, and the Program Coordinator ofthe Master of Science degree in Computer Networks at NC StateUniversity.

He received the B.Sc. degree in Mathematics in 1970 from AthensUniversity, Greece, the M.Sc. degree in Operational Research withComputing from Leeds University, England, in 1971, and the in Operations Research from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland,in 1975. He ahs held visiting faculty positions at INRIA,Rocquencourt, France (1979), NORTEL, Research Triangle Park, NorthCarolina (1988-89 and 1995-96) and University of Paris 6, France(1995-96, 2000, and 2002).

He has published numerous papers in the area of performancemodeling of computer and communication systems, and he hasorganized several national and international conferences. He hasalso published two print books: Queueing Networks with Blocking:Exact and Approximate Solutions, Oxford Press 1994, AnIntroduction to ATM Networks, Wiley 2002, and an e-bookComputer Simulation Techniques - The DefinitiveIntroduction, 2002 (available through his Web site).

In 1995, he founded the IFIP Working Group 6.3 on thePerformance of Communication Systems, and he was thechairman from 1995 to 2002. As of 2004, he is the chairman of theIFIP Working Group 6.10 on Optical Networks. He is also amember of IFIP Working Groups 6.2, and 7.3, and an IEEE SeniorMember. In addition, he is an associate Editor for thePerformance Evaluation Journal, and theTelecommunications Systems Journal. His current researchinterests are in the area of optical networks. In his free time helikes to go sailing on the Aegean, a Pearson 31!

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Table of Contents

About the Author.


List of abbreviations.

1. Introduction.

2. SONET/SDH and the Generic Frame Procedure (GFP). .

3. ATM Networks.

4. Congestion Control in ATM Networks.

5. Signaling in ATM Networks.  

6. The Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Architecture.

7. Label Distribution Protocols.

8. Optical Fibers and Components.

9. Wavelength Routing Optical Networks.

10. Optical Burst Switching.

11. Access Networks.

12. Voice Over ATM and MPLS.



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