An Introduction to Broadband Networks: LANs, MANs, ATM, B-ISDN, and Optical Networks for Integrated Multimedia Telecommunications / Edition 1

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This book focuses on the fundamentals of operation, architectures, performance management, prools, and future directions of integrated broadband networks capable of supporting voice, data, image, and video telecommunication transport and services. Covering both current and up-and-coming technologies, it will provide a rigorous introduction to the field for systems designers, hardware and software engineers, R&D managers, market planners, and all others whose business would benefit from the application of broadband networks.

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The authors explain local, metropolitan, and wide-area broadband networks for integrating voice, data, image, and video. Modern telecommunications systems, such as high-speed networks, are examined, along with the genesis of broadband networks, comparative ATM switch architecture, traffic management strategies, all-optical network concepts, and the relationships between LANs, MANs, WANs, ATM, and broadband ISDN. Discussions include highlighted sections on mathematical development and a selection of problem sets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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'An excellent introductory book for readers who are interested in acquiring more knowledge on high-speed networking today....I highly recommend this book, either as a reference or as a textbook for practicing engineers as well as undergraduate students.'
Journal of Computing and Information Technology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306445583
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Series: Applications of Communications Theory Series
  • Edition description: 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Concepts and Principles of Broadband Networks. Review of Local Area Networks. Packet Switch Interconnection Fabrics. Metropolitan Area Networks. Broadband ISDN and Asynchronous Transfer Mode. Issues in Traffic Control and Performance Management. Lightwave Networks. Broadband Applications. Index.

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