Understanding Modern Telecommunications and the Information Superhighway

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If you're not a communications engineer, but your work requires you to have a basic understanding of the latest developments in telecommunications and the global information infrastructure, here's an easy-to-understand guide that explains today's hottest communications technologies in plain English.

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Overview

If you're not a communications engineer, but your work requires you to have a basic understanding of the latest developments in telecommunications and the global information infrastructure, here's an easy-to-understand guide that explains today's hottest communications technologies in plain English.

"...explains in plain English the latest developments in telecommunications & the global information infrastructure ...covers the Internet, optical networks, satellites, & new digital products...clearly defines commonly used terms."

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Explains the latest developments in telecommunications in plain English, for nontechnical professionals. Defines often misunderstood terms, overviews the potential economic impact of key communication technologies, and provides insight into key players in various industry segments. After a history of telecommunications, chapters cover computers and the Internet, fiber optics, the undersea information highway, satellites, networks, and digital wireless. Includes two glossaries, and b&w diagrams and maps on every page. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890063224
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Series: Artech House Telecommunications Library Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

John G. Nellist is a consultant for Sarita Enterprises Ltd. in Canada, where he is registered as an Applied Science Technologist (AScT). He is the recipient of two ASTTBC awards — the Advanced Technology Award in December 1997 and the Outstanding Technical Achievement Award presented in April 1980 for technical competence in fiber optics. Elliott M. Gilbert is a consultant with Communications Systems & Services in California. He has been the consultant for a wide variety of telecommunications projects, holds nine patents, and is the recipient of the General Electric Co. Award to Inventors.

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Table of Contents

From Telegraph to Terabits. The Computer and the Internet. Who uses the Information Superhighway? Lightwaves Widen the Information Superhighway. The Undersea Information Superhighway. The Superhighway in the Sky. The On-Ramp to the Information Superhighway. Managing the Network. The Digital Wireless World. The Future. Summary and Conclusions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 1999

    TIRM Student book review

    Understanding Modern Telecommunications and the Information Super Highway is a must have for any telecom student. This book actually entices you to learn more about what you already know, and is a good base for further research on topics like the Internet, and optical networks for example. J. Nellist amd E. Gilbert made this book very easy to understand, and used helpful diagrams and artistry to get difficult concepts across. The book begins with an overview of telecom/Internet technologies and how they came about. Can you name some of the first telecommunication media ever used? Before electricity, they were smoke signals, mirrors, and even drums. Insights like these make this book not only educational, but fun to read. Following chapters discuss computers and the Internet, who uses them, lightwaves and optical networks, the undersea info superhighway (cables and transmission), Satelite communication, Distribution/transmission services (ISDN,ADSL,LMDS), Digital wireless technologies, and the future of the communication revolution. Understanding Modern Telecoms and the Info Superhighway goes into detail explaining existing telecom tools and new ones as well. The Authors also comment on how standards need to be adopted and the way they will affect new, old, and dying companies. This book in essence is a must have for any student, and would make a great text. It is entertaining, and argumentative, and you dont have to be Bill Gates to understand it. Two thumbs up.

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