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Networks and Telecommunications: Design and Operation

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The core sections deal with the fundamentals of telecoms networks, running and setting up networks, and running a business based on telecommunications have all been significantly updated. The expanding emerging technologies section places an emphasis on SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) and SONET (Synchronous Optical Network), ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), B-ISDN (Broadland Integrated Services Digital Network) (and associated broadland and multimedia services: video conferencing, video on demand, etc.), and...
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Overview

The core sections deal with the fundamentals of telecoms networks, running and setting up networks, and running a business based on telecommunications have all been significantly updated. The expanding emerging technologies section places an emphasis on SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) and SONET (Synchronous Optical Network), ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), B-ISDN (Broadland Integrated Services Digital Network) (and associated broadland and multimedia services: video conferencing, video on demand, etc.), and the Telecommunications Management Network. Two new major sections on modern voice networks and modern data networks are also included. These address state-of-the-art technologies from intelligent networks, signalling system 7 and mobile networks to packet switching, frame relay and email.
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New edition of a text expanded to include information on changes in data, broadband, and multimedia networks since the release of the first edition in 1990. Topics include the fundamentals of telecom networks, ISDN networks, LANs and other modern data networks, B-ISDN networks, and asynchronous transfer mode. Also included is information on all aspects of setting up and running a network, from routing and interworking to traffic control and charging for use, as well as legal and business issues such as network regulation and deregulation, corporate networks, and service provider issues. References to outdated technologies have not been revised away because readers could still come across them. Appends an acronym-expanding glossary and a list of ISO two-letter country codes. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471927990
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/18/1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.83 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1 Fundamentals of Telecom Networks 1
1 Information and its Conveyance 3
2 Introduction to Signal Transmission and the Basic Line Circuit 17
3 Long-haul Communication 29
4 Data and the Binary Code System 43
5 Digital Transmission and Pulse Code Modulation 55
6 The Principles of Switching 77
7 Setting up and Clearing Connections 109
8 Transmission Systems 141
9 Data Network Principles and Protocols 177
Pt. 2 Modern Telephone Networks 211
10 Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) 213
11 Intelligent Networks and Services 231
12 Signalling System No. 7 249
13 Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) 267
14 Operator Assistance and Manual Services 281
15 Mobile Telephone Networks 297
16 Cordless Telephony and Radio in the Local Loop (RILL) 319
17 Fibre in the Loop (FITL) and Other Access Networks 329
Pt. 3 Modern Data Networks 339
18 Packet Switching 341
19 Local Area Networks (LANs) 367
20 Frame Relay 379
21 Campus and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) 391
22 Electronic Mai, Internet and Electronic Message Services 399
23 The Message Handling System (MHS) 413
24 Mobile and Radio Data Networks 425
Pt. 4 Multimedia Networks 437
25 Broadband, Multimedia Networks and the B-ISDN 439
26 Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) 451
Pt. 5 Running a Network 475
27 Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) 477
28 Network Routing, Interconnection and Interworking 491
29 Network Numbering and Addressing Plans 513
30 Teletraffic Theory 529
31 Traffic Monitoring and Forecasting 555
32 Network Traffic Control 571
33 Practical Network Transmission Planning 593
34 Quality of Service (QOS) and Network Performance (NP) 633
35 Charging and Accounting for Network Use 647
36 Maintaining the Network 663
37 Containing Network Overload 683
38 Network Economy Measures 695
39 Network Security Measures 711
40 Technical Standards for Networks 723
Pt. 6 Setting Up Networks 741
41 Building, Extending and Replacing Networks 743
42 Selecting and Procuring Equipment 763
Pt. 7 Specific Businesses and Networks 777
43 Meeting Business Needs and Creating Competitive Edge 779
44 Network Regulation and Deregulation 793
45 Corporate Networks 815
46 Public Networks and Telecommunications Service Providers 831
Bibliography 839
Glossary of Terms 849
Glossary of Abbreviations 865
ISO two-letter country code abbreviations (ISO 3166) 890
Index 895
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