Converged Network Architectures: Delivering Voice over IP, ATM, and Frame Relay / Edition 1

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Get the big picture on converged network architectures and emerging protocols!
Converged networks integrate voice, video, and data traffic on a single network. This book covers converged network architectures as well as the latest enabling protocols including SIP, H.323, MPLS, and H.248. Readers will gain a better understanding of network architectures and protocols such as SONET, frame relay, ATM and IP. The book offers the latest information on voice communication networks, data networks, voice packet processing, coding for broadband systems, and voice- over packet networks. Readers will also discover how converged networks can provide the highest level of service for the least cost.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471202509
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/26/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

OLIVER C. IBE, ScD, is Director of Network Architecture at Spike Broadband Systems, a fixed broadband wireless company. He has been a research staff member at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center, Digital Equipment Corporation, and GTE Labs; a network architect at Cabletron Systems and Xyplex Networks; and director of network architecture at Adaptive Broadband Corporation. Dr. Ibe has taught at Georgia Tech and was a visiting scientist at MIT. He was the managing editor of Computer Networks and ISDN Systems and is a senior member of IEEE.

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Table of Contents



1. Overview of Converged Networking.


Rationale for Network Convergence.

Benefits for Converged Networking.

Converged Network Technologies.

Overview of the Book.



2. Voice Communication Network Concepts.


Voice Transmission Schemes.

The Public Switched Telephone Network.

Integrated Services Digital Network.

Call Control and Signaling System Number 7.

Advanced Intelligent Networks.

ATM Networks.

SONET Systems.



3. Data Networking Concepts.

Data Characteristics.

Synchronization in Data Transmission.

Data Communication Networks.

Data Communication Network Architecture.

The Internet Architecture.

The Internet.

Frame Relay Networks.



4. Voice Packet Processing.


Increasing Voice Channel Bandwidth Utilization.

Voice by the Packet.

Voice Coding Techniques.

Voice Coding Standards.



5. Modulation Schemes for Wireless and Broadband Systems.


Impairments Associated with Wireless Communication.

Impairments Associated with Wireline Broadband Systems.


Single-Carrier Modulation Schemes.

Multicarrier Modulation Systems.



6. Voice-over Packet Networking.


Issues in Voice-over-Packet Networking.

The H.323 Recommendation and Voice-over-Packet Networks.

Quality of Service Issues in Voice-over-Packet Networks.

Voice-over-Packet Standards.



7. Voice-over-IP Networking.


VoIP Signaling Protocol.

The PINT Service Protocol (RFC 2848).


VoIP Transport Architectures.



8. Voice-over-ATM Networks.


VoATM Schemes.

Circiuit Emulation Service.

Comparison of Voice over ALL Schemes.



9. Voice-over Frame Relay Networks.


Frame Relay Forum VoFR Model.

VoFR over Switched Virtual Circuits

Review of the Voice-over-Packet Models.



10. Converged Networks Access Technologies.


Cable Network Access.

DSL Access.

Broadband Wireless Access Networks.

Corporate Access Networks.



11. The Softswitch Model of VoIP.


Benefits of the Softswitch.

Softswitch Architecture.

Service Creation Environment.




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