This cutting-edge exploration of data communications features 11 core chapters of essential material and 6 advanced modules—allowing readers at all levels of expertise to get up to speed and keep pace with the latest developments in the field. Real-world case studies, hands-on exercises, and a Market Realities section give readers a feel of—and prepare them for—the broad range of situations they are likely to encounter on the job. Core Network Concepts. Standards. Physical Layer Propagation. A Small Ethernet PC Network. Other LAN Technologies. Telephony: Internal and External. Wide Area Networks (WANS). Internetworking. Security. Network Management and Systems Administration. Networked Applications. For Network administrators.
"This multiple-volume publications exhibits the most up-to-date collection of research results and recent discoveries in the transfer of knowledge access across the globe"--Provided by publisher.
Whether you are an executive or sales manager in a networking company, a data communications engineer, or a telecommunications professional, you must have a thorough working knowledge of the ever growing and interrelated array of telecom and data communications technologies. From protocols and operation of the Internet (IP, TCP, HTTP, ...) and its access systems such as ADSL, and GSM... to the basics of transmission and switching, this newly revised resource delivers an up-to-date introduction to a broad range of networking technologies, clearly explaining the networking essentials you need to know to be a successful networking professional. Moreover, the book explores the future developments in optical, wireless and digital broadcast communications.
This book discusses the structure and performance of networks in the context of the services they provide. Chapters are devoted to public and private networks, ISDN, intelligent networks, mobile radio networks and broadband networks.
"This book presents a wide range of the most current issues related to the planning, design, maintenance, and management of telecommunications and networking technologies and applications in organizations"--Provided by publisher.
This book is aimed to provide a basic description of current networking technologies and protocols as well as to provide important tools for network performance analysis based on queuing theory. The second edition adds selected contents in the first part of the book for what concerns: (i) the token bucket regulator and traffic shaping issues; (ii) the TCP protocol congestion control that has a significant part in current networking; (iii) basic satellite networking issues; (iv) adding details on QoS support in IP networks. The book is organized so that we have first networking technologies and protocols (Part I) and then theory and exercises with applications to the different technologies and protocols (Part II). This book is intended as a textbook for master level courses in networking and telecommunications sectors.
An up-to-date guide to the economic issues in telecommunications, delivering a comprehensive overview from mathematical models to practical applications. Covering hot topics such as app stores, auctions for advertisements, search engine business models, network neutrality and virtual network operators, this resource is ideal for graduate students, researchers and industry practitioners.
Be a part of the nanotechnology revolution intelecommunications This book provides a unique and thought-provoking perspective onhow nanotechnology is poised to revolutionize thetelecommunications, computing, and networking industries. Theauthor discusses emerging technologies as well as technologiesunder development that will lay the foundation for such innovationsas: * Nanomaterials with novel optical, electrical, and magneticproperties * Faster and smaller non-silicon-based chipsets, memory, andprocessors * New-science computers based on Quantum Computing * Advanced microscopy and manufacturing systems * Faster and smaller telecom switches, including opticalswitches * Higher-speed transmission phenomena based on plasmonics and otherquantum-level phenomena * Nanoscale MEMS: micro-electro-mechanical systems The author of this cutting-edge publication has played a role inthe development of actual nanotechnology-based communicationsystems. In this book, he examines a broad range of the science ofnanotechnology and how this field will affect every facet of thetelecommunications and computing industries, in both the near andfar term, including: * Basic concepts of nanotechnology and its applications * Essential physics and chemistry underlying nanotechnologyscience * Nanotubes, nanomaterials, and nanomaterial processing * Promising applications in nanophotonics, including nanocrystalsand nanocrystal fibers * Nanoelectronics, including metal nanoclusters, semiconductingnanoclusters, nanocrystals, nanowires, and quantum dots This book is written for telecommunications professionals,researchers, and students who need to discover and exploit emergingrevenue-generating opportunities to develop the next generation ofnanoscale telecommunications and network systems. Non-scientistswill find the treatment completely accessible. A detailed glossaryclarifies unfamiliar terms and concepts. Appendices are providedfor readers who want to delve further into the hard-core science,including nanoinstrumentation and quantum computing. Nanotechnology is the next industrial revolution, and thetelecommunications industry will be radically transformed by it ina few years. This is the publication that readers need tounderstand how that transformation will happen, the science behindit, and how they can be a part of it.
As the dividing line between traditional computing science and telecommunications quickly becomes blurred or disappears in today's rapidly changing environment, there is an increasing need for computer professionals to possess knowledge of telecommunications principles. Telecommunications and Networking presents a comprehensive overview of the interaction and relationship between telecommunications and data processing. The book's early chapters cover basic telecommunications vocabulary, common nomenclature, telecommunications fundamentals, as well as the important relationships among coding, error detection and correction, and noise. Later chapters discuss such topics as switching, timing, topological structures, routing algorithms, and teleprocessing. Other topics covered in detail include specific concerns inherent to computer communications, such as protocols, error detection and correction, network monitoring and security, and system validation. System designers and programmers can no longer be effective simply by understanding the tradeoffs between hardware and software. Telecommunications and Networking provides both computing professionals and students the fundamental computer communications concepts necessary to function in today's computer industry.
This book explains how telecommunications networks work. It uses straightforward language supported by copious block-schematic diagrams so that non-engineers and engineers alike can learn about the principles of fixed and mobile telecommunications networks carrying voice and data. The book covers all aspects of today's networks, including how they are planned, formed and operated, plus next generation networks and how they will be implemented. After an introductory chapter on telephony the book briefly describes all of today's networks – PSTN, mobile, cable television, the Internet, etc. – and considers how they interconnect. Individual chapters then consider the principles, technologies and network structures relating to transmission, circuit switching, signalling and control, data (including voice-over-IP) networks, and mobile networks. The important subject of numbering and addressing for telephony and IP is then covered. The book concludes with a chapter designed to pull everything together, considering architecture, quality of service and performance, operations and network evolution. Despite the rapid changes taking place in telecommunications today - covering customer expectations, commercial arrangements, regulation, markets and services, as well as technology - this book's coverage of the basic principles makes it a helpful and enduring reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and for professionals working in the industry.
Neural Networks in Telecommunications consists of a carefully edited collection of chapters that provides an overview of a wide range of telecommunications tasks being addressed with neural networks. These tasks range from the design and control of the underlying transport network to the filtering, interpretation and manipulation of the transported media. The chapters focus on specific applications, describe specific solutions and demonstrate the benefits that neural networks can provide. By doing this, the authors demonstrate that neural networks should be another tool in the telecommunications engineer's toolbox. Neural networks offer the computational power of nonlinear techniques, while providing a natural path to efficient massively-parallel hardware implementations. In addition, the ability of neural networks to learn allows them to be used on problems where straightforward heuristic or rule-based solutions do not exist. Together these capabilities mean that neural networks offer unique solutions to problems in telecommunications. For engineers and managers in telecommunications, Neural Networks in Telecommunications provides a single point of access to the work being done by leading researchers in this field, and furnishes an in-depth description of neural network applications.
Many argue that telecommunications network infrastructure is the most impressive and important technology ever developed. Analyzing the telecom market’s constantly evolving trends, research directions, infrastructure, and vital needs, Telecommunication Networks responds with revolutionized engineering strategies to optimize network construction. Omnipresent in society, telecom networks integrate a wide range of technologies. These include quantum field theory for the study of optical amplifiers, software architectures for network control, abstract algebra required to design error correction codes, and network, thermal, and mechanical modeling for equipment platform design. Illustrating how and why network developers make technical decisions, this book takes a practical engineering approach to systematically assess the network as a whole—from transmission to switching. Emphasizing a uniform bibliography and description of standards, it explores existing technical developments and the potential for projected alternative architectural paths, based on current market indicators. The author characterizes new device and equipment advances not just as quality improvements, but as specific responses to particular technical market necessities. Analyzing design problems to identify potential links and commonalities between different parts of the system, the book addresses interdependence of these elements and their individual influence on network evolution. It also considers power consumption and real estate, which sometimes outweigh engineering performance data in determining a product’s success. To clarify the potential and limitations of each presented technology and system analysis, the book includes quantitative data inspired by real products and prototypes. Whenever possible, it applies mathematical modeling to present measured data, enabling the reader to apply demonstrated concepts in real-world situations. Covering everything from high-level architectural elements to more basic component physics, its focus is to solve a problem from different perspectives, and bridge descriptions of well-consolidated solutions with newer research trends.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2004, held in Fortaleza, Brazil in August 2004. The 188 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 430 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on multimedia services, antennas, transmission technologies and wireless networks, communication theory, telecommunication pricing and billing, network performance and telecommunication services, active network and mobile agents, optical photonic techniques, optical networks, ad-hoc networks, signal processing, network performance and MPLS, traffic engineering, SIP, Qos and switches, network operation management, mobility and broadband wireless, cellular system evolution, personal communication, satellites, mobility management, network reliability, ATM and Web services, security, switching and routing, next generation systems, wireless access, Internet, etc.
"This book presents quality articles focused on key issues concerning the planning, design, maintenance, and management of telecommunications and networking technologies"--Provided by publisher.
The study of telecommunications and networking allows us to understand existing modes of communication and information transfer while also developing new methods for managing, modeling, and regulating the exchange of information.Research, Practice, and Educational Advancements in Telecommunications and Networking offers multidisciplinary perspectives on architectures and systems for effective, efficient communication across different types of infrastructures, which include online and wireless networks. Collecting research on mobile ad hoc networks, VoIP, and mobile recommendation systems, this book provides theoretical discussions, as well as practical research on new and emerging developments in telecommunications and networking.
"Authoritative and up-to-date, this book and CD-ROM package is filled with thousands of explanations and analyses of core and cutting-edge networking and telecommunications topics - from Abilene to QoS to ZAWS. Extensive cross-referencing throughout helps you understand the relationship among the technologies. This is a resource for every network professional, as well as technology investors, marketing managers, head hunters, technology writers, and anyone interested in networking. The book also includes the most comprehensive guide to Internet engineering documents (RFCs) available today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Novel Algorithms and Techniques in Telecommunications and Networking includes a set of rigorously reviewed world-class manuscripts addressing and detailing state-of-the-art research projects in the areas of Industrial Electronics, Technology and Automation, Telecommunications and Networking. Novel Algorithms and Techniques in Telecommunications and Networking includes selected papers form the conference proceedings of the International Conference on Telecommunications and Networking (TeNe 08) which was part of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information and Systems Sciences and Engineering (CISSE 2008).
"This volume brings together the full range of topics intelecommunications network management, including the evolution ofmanagement techniques and first-hand accounts of managementexperiences in new technologies and services. The reader willunderstand how information modeling and distributed management helpin simplifying network representation, introducing computingplatforms, where necessary, and offsetting operationscosts.Telecommunications Network Management is key to successfullykeeping up with the increasingly market-driven telecommunicationsfield. It covers a wide range of topics from the evolution ofmanagement techniques to the experiences of management in newtechnologies and services. Where the authors' previous book,NETWORK MANAGEMENT INTO THE 21st CENTURY, introduced networkmanagement techniques, standards, and applications, this bookcovers the implementation of these concepts in today'stelecommunications industry. Foremost experts in the field havecontributed all original material for this important book that willprovide the reader with experiences in implementing managementinfrastructures for information networking." Sponsored by: IEEE Communications Society.