ISDN and Broadband ISDN with Frame Relay and ATM / Edition 4

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This important book provides a comprehensive, authoritative overview of the technology and standards of ISDN and Broadband ISDN. The most complete and authoritative exploration of ISDN, this book provides unrivaled coverage of ISDN, broadband ISDN (B-ISDN), Signaling System Number 7 (SS7), and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). The book also presents a discussion of frame relay that incorporates the most important advances in both technology and standards in this area crucial to ISDN and private networks. It provides full treatment of standards including CCITT recommendations, Frame Relay Forum specifications, and ATM Forum specifications The fourth edition of ISDN and Broadband ISDN with Frame Relay and ATM has been revised to include new material on xDSL and ADSL; ATM traffic; and the available bit rate (ABR) service of ATM. This edition also includes updated coverage of ITU-T standards and ATM Forum standards. An essential reference for every programming professional.

A comprehensive overview of the technology and standards of ISDN and broadband ISDN, this book presents ISDN in detail, including services, technology, and interfaces. The latest standards, including the CCITT Recommendations and the Frame Relay Forum specifications, and the key technology of frame relay is covered in detail.

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Editorial Reviews

A text for students and professionals in the fields of data processing and data communications who want to understand the evolution of the integrated services digital network (ISDN) and associated technologies. Provides a comprehensive technical survey of the protocols and user-visible architecture of ISDN and broadband ISDN. Each chapter includes problems and suggestions for further reading. The 1992 second edition was titled ISDN and Broadband ISDN. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780139737442
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/9/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 542
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM STALLINGS is a consultant, lecturer, and author of over a dozen professional reference books and textbooks on data communications and computer networking. He has received the award for the best Computer Science textbook of the year from the Text and Academic Authors Association three times: Computer Organization and Architecture, Fourth Edition (Prentice Hall, 1996); Data and Computer Communications, Fifth Edition (Prentice Hall 1997); and Operating Systems, Third Edition (Prentice Hall 1998). Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in computer science.

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction.


2. Digital Transmission.

3. Line Coding and the Subscriber Line.

4. Communication Networks.


5. ISDN Overview.

6. ISDN Interfaces and Functions.

7. ISDN Physical Layer.

8. ISDN Data Link Layer.

9. ISDN Network Layer.

10. ISDN Services.

11. Signaling System Number 7.


12. Frame Relay Protocols and Services.

13. Frame Relay Congestion Control.


14. Broadband ISDN Architecture.

15. Broadband ISDN Protocols.


16. ATM Protocols.

17. ATM Traffic and Congestion Control.

Appendix A. Flow Control, Error Detection, and Error Control.

Appendix B. The OSI Reference Model.




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