Voice over IP Crash Course

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A Thorough Introduction to Voice Over IP

Get a solid foundation in VoIP technologies, solutions, and protocols and determine if and when it’s time to introduce VoIP into your network architecture. This essential guide offers complete technology coverage, while discussing the business, strategic, and competitive implications of VoIP deployment in corporations. The challenges faced by service providers as they ...

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Overview

A Thorough Introduction to Voice Over IP

Get a solid foundation in VoIP technologies, solutions, and protocols and determine if and when it’s time to introduce VoIP into your network architecture. This essential guide offers complete technology coverage, while discussing the business, strategic, and competitive implications of VoIP deployment in corporations. The challenges faced by service providers as they evolve to an IP infrastructure while continuing to operate the PSTN are also examined.

Practical Migration Strategies

Based on a real-world VoIP implementation case study, Voice Over IP Crash Course explains how to perform a functional audit of your pre-existing network to assess its capabilities and deficiencies. Then, you’ll find out what it takes to migrate from a PSTN-based environment to a converged IP architecture. Details on hardware and software management, quality of service, backups, and security are also included. If you are considering implementing VoIP, read this book first.

Full coverage of VoIP, including: The PSTN
• The Challenge of QoS
• Enterprise Service Models
• Voice Digitization Techniques
• The So-Called “Legacy PSTN”
• The Evolution to VoIP
• The Economic Promise of Converged Network Architectures
• High-level Issues and Trends
• Changes in the Enterprise Model that Make VoIP Desirable
• IP and Wireless
• Overview of TCP/IP and Related Protocols
• Switching vs. Routing and Layer 2/Layer 3 Conundrum
• VoIP Standards
• VoIP Networks
• IP Protocols vs. PSTN
• Network Components
• Interworking between SS7 and IP-based Protocols

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Steven Shepard is a professional writer and educator specializing in international telecommunications. He is the author of Telecom Crash Course and Optical Networking Crash Course.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072262414
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/30/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Shepard (Williston, VT) is a professional writer and educator specializing in international telecommunications. Formerly with Hill Associates, he is the author of Telecom Crash Course, the Optical Networking Crash Course, Telecommunications Convergence, and RFID. He teaches and consults all over the world for a wide variety of corporate clients.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: The PSTN

Chapter 2: The Challenge of QoS.

Chapter 3: Enterprise Service Models

Chapter 4: Voice Digitization Techniques

Chapter 5: The So-Called “Legacy PSTN.”
Part II: Evolution

Chapter 6: The Evolution to VoIP

Chapter 7: The Economic Promise of Converged Network Architectures

Chapter 8: High-level Issues and Trends

Chapter 9: Changes in the Enterprise Model that Make VoIP Desirable

Chapter 10: IP and Wireless
Part III: IP Protocols

Chapter 11: Overview of TCP/IP and Related Protocols

Chapter 12: Switching vs. Routing and Layer 2/Layer 3 Conundrum

Chapter 13: VoIP Standards
Part IV: VoIP Networks

Chapter 14: IP Protocols vs. PSTN

Chapter 15: Network Components

Chapter 16: Interworking between SS7 and IP-based Protocols
Appendix A: VoIP Products and Manufacturer Strategies for Success.
Glossary
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