Sonet/Sdh Demystified / Edition 1

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*Clear explanations of SONET (Synchronous Optical Network),the industry standard for high speed transmission over optical fiber,for the non-engineer

*Provides detailed SONET case studies and business models

*Includes coverage of DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) and WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing THE HOW'S AND WHY'S AND APPLICATIONS ON SONET/SDH—MINUS THE JARGON

Intended for use in broadband ISDN and ATM networks,SONET (Synchronous Optical Network) and SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) have taken on a life of their own. As fiber optic cable becomes the standard for data transmission,telcos and other carriers are deploying more high-speed SONET/SDH technologies to support leased-line services such as DS-1 and DS-3. In search of ever-faster data speeds,leading corporations such as Boeing,AT&T,and Disney are moving their private global networks to a SONET/SDH infrastructure.


* Your're at the point where technology turns to business and shoot-or-pass decisions get made

* Staying on top of what's hot in communications is your job

* You need to understand the growth and workings of SONET/SDH,but don't have time for MIT

* You want to compare cots,potentials,and performance of SONET/SDH with other technologies

* You'd like business-model case studies of DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) and WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) that make sense

* You sell,market,or manage for a firm that develops SONET/SDH systems

* You make career choices in telecom,Internet service,networking,or the upper echelons of any large business

* You invest in communicationsequipment makers,service providers,or applications creators

* You're a curious technophile who can't get enough insider details on new communications strategies,methods,and trends

* You see that there's more sun in the winner's circle than in the also-ran column The easiest way to size up SONET/SDH for your network—or simply to better understand these rapidly expanding technologies—SONET/SDH DEMYSTIFIED is the ideal shortcut to the front edge of high-speed networking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071376181
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/18/2001
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 0.82 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Shepard is a professional writer and educator, specializing in international telecommunications. He teaches technical courses in corporations throughout the world. Formerly with Hill Associates, he is the author of Telecommunications Convergence and Optical Networking Demystified, also from McGraw-Hill. He is based in Williston, Vermont.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Beginnings 1
Ch. 2 SONET Basics 37
Ch. 3 SDH Basics 79
Ch. 4 Overview of Optical Technology 99
Ch. 5 Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) 145
Ch. 6 Players and Futures in the SONET/SDH Game 173
Ch. 7 SONET and SDH Applications 233
Glossary 283
Bibliography 301
Common Industry Acronyms 307
Online Resources 333
Telcordia Documentation 335
ITU Recommendations 339
ANSI Documents 357
Photo Credits 359
Index 361
About the Author 379
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