Introduction to Telecommunications / Edition 1by M.A. Rosengrant
Pub. Date: 08/28/2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Focusing on all aspects of telecommunications, Introduction to Telecommunications provides a comprehensive overview of how information, including voice and data, travels throughout the world. Examples and analogies are used throughout the text to help simplify technical concepts and improve the reader's assimilation of the topic. Instead of providing/i>
Focusing on all aspects of telecommunications, Introduction to Telecommunications provides a comprehensive overview of how information, including voice and data, travels throughout the world. Examples and analogies are used throughout the text to help simplify technical concepts and improve the reader's assimilation of the topic. Instead of providing straight content, this text presents entire scenarios that form a total picture of the subject matter being presented. Important attributes of the book include the following:
• A wonderfully descriptive foreword describes the history of telecommunications, starting in 1845 and concluding in 2000.
• The book is divided into several sections, each containing three to five chapters. Part I: High Level Overview contains the first three chapters: The BasicsSound, Electrical Signal, Electromagnetic Spectrum (Chapter 1), The Telephone and the Telephone Line (Chapter 2), and Connecting the Dots-Transporting Information Across the Super Highway (Chapter 3). Other sections describe Telecommunications Fundamentals, PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network), Telecommunications Applications, and Emerging Technologies.
• Objectives and a chapter outline at the beginning of every chapter help to focus readers on the most important topics to be presented.
• Historical photos on each part opener illustrate how far the telecommunications industry has come.
• A useful case study is divided among the chapters. This helps to bolster the students' understanding of telecommunications by requiring that they apply what they have learned by building atelecommunications network for a small town that lacks telephone and data services.
An Instructor's Manual (ISBN 0-13-032339-X) is also available with the text to help instructors work through and present the chapters and case study sections.
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Table of Contents
(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and concludes with a Summary.)
THE EVOLUTION OF THE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
The Communications Industry. Regulations and Business. Evolution of the Network. Customer Premises Equipment. Long Lines.
1920 to the Present.
Important Technical Breakthroughs. 1920 to 1950. 1950 to 1970. 1970 to 1990. 1990 to the Present.
I. HIGH-LEVEL OVERVIEW.
1. The Basics—Sound, Electrical Signal, Electromagnetic Spectrum.
The Characteristics of Sound. Frequencies Human Beings Use in Communication. Sound Waves vs. Electrical Waves. Basic Electricity as It Pertains to Circuits. Defining the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Standards Organizations.
2. The Telephone and the Telephone Line.
Overview of a Call. Completing the Circuit. Dialing the Telephone. Routing through the Switch. Ringing the Telephone. Telephone Transmitters. The Telephone Circuit. Telephone-to-Telephone Company Protectors. The Central Office. The Telephone Receiver. Going On-Hook.
3. Connecting the Dots—Transporting Information across the Superhighway.
The Local Telephone Network. The Long Distance Network. The International Network. The Network Circuit. Defining the Data Network. New Telephony Terms.
II. TELECOMMUNICATIONS FUNDAMENTALS.
4. Transmission Media.
Copper as a Transmission Medium. Fiber Optics as a Transmission Medium. Radio Frequency as a Transmission Medium.
5. Manipulating Information for Transmission.
Defining Analog-to-Digital Conversion. Multiplexing. Modulation.
6. Time Division Multiplexing Networks.
The North American Digital Hierarchy. The SONET Standard.
7. The Digital Circuit Switch.
Defining the Digital Switch. Routing Calls Through the Public Switched Telephone Network. Engineering Trunks, Lines and Switch Ports Using Traffic Engineering Methods. Switch Features.
In-Band Signaling. The Digital Signaling Network. Common Channel Signaling. Advanced Intelligent Network.
9. Data Communications.
The OSI Model. Structure of Data Communications. Data Network Topologies. Data Networks—LANS.
10. Data Communications Hardware and Protocols.
Data Networking Protocols. Data Communications Equipment. Customer Premises Equipment.
11. IP, Frame, and ATM Networks.
Networking Basics. IP Networks. Frame Relay Networks. ATM.
III. THE PUBLIC SWITCHED TELEPHONE NETWORK.
12. The Central Office and the Long Distance Switching Center.
Switching Equipment. Transmission Equipment. Main Distribution Frame. Cabling in the Switch Center. Network Monitoring through OSS Systems. Centralized Power.
13. The Outside Plant.
Outside Cable Layout for the Local PSTN. Equipment in the Outside Plant of the Local PSTN. Outside Plant Layout for the Long Distance Network. Carriers' Carriers. Right of Way for Terminals.
14. The Customer Premises.
Customer Premises Architecture. ISPs and ASPs.
IV. TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPLICATIONS.
15. Services Offered to Residential Customers by the PSTN.
The Global Calling Network. Subscriber Calling Features. CLASS Features. Residential Internet Services. Application Service Providers.
16. Business Services—Voice and Data.
Switched Voice Services. Dedicated Voice Services. Switched Data Services. Dedicated Data Services. High-Speed Digital Connections.
17. The Internet.
The Internet. The Internet Network. Internet Services Equipment, Content, and Applications. Applications.
V. EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES.
18. Cellular Telephone Network.
The Cellular Telephone Network. Cellular Telephone Features. Carrying Data across the Cellular Network. Satellite Telephone Service.
19. Cable Telephony and Satellite Data.
Cable Telephony. Direct Broadcast Data Transmission.
20. Emerging Technologies.
Next Generation Switching. Transmission Network Innovations. Access Network. Wireless Technologies.
Appendix A: Green Grass Case Study.
Appendix B: Troubleshooting Guide.
Appendix C: Diagrams.
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