DescriptionThe Second Edition of this critically-acclaimed text continues the standard of excellence set in the first edition by providing a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of telecommunication networks without bogging you down in complex technical jargon or math. Although focusing on the basics, the book has been thoroughly updated with the latest advances in the field, including a new chapter on metropolitan area networks (MANs) and new sections on Mobile Fi, ZigBee and ultrawideband. You’ll learn which choices are now available to an organization, how to evaluate them and how to develop strategies that achieve the best balance among cost, security and performance factors for voice, data, and image communication.
Chapter 1. Introductory Concepts.
Chapter 2. Signals Convey Intelligence.
Chapter 3. Quality of Services and Telecommunication Impairments.
Chapter 4. Transmission and Switching: Cornerstones of a Network.
Chapter 5. Transmission Aspects of Voice Telephony.
Chapter 6. Digital Networks.
Chapter 7. Signaling.
Chapter 8. Local and Long-Distance Networks.
Chapter 9. Concepts of Transmission Transport.
Chapter 10. Data Communications.
Chapter 11. Enterprise Networks I: Local Area Network.
Chapter 12. Enterprise Networks II: Wide Area Networks.
Chapter 13. Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs).
Chapter 14. CCITT Signaling System No. 7.
Chapter 15. Voice Over Packets in a Packet Network.
Chapter 16. Television Transmission.
Chapter 17. Community Antenna Television (Cable Television).
Chapter 18. Cellular and PCS Radio Systems.
Chapter 19. Advanced Broadband Digital Transport Formats.
Chapter 20. Asynchronous Transfer Mode.
Chapter 21. Network Management.
Appendix A: Review of Fundamentals of Electrivity with Telecommunication Applications.
Appendix B: A Review of Mathematics for Telecommunication Applications.
Appendic C: Learning Decibles and Their Applications.
Appendix D: Acronyms and Abbreviations.
"...the concepts learned from this book will be a strong foundation for advanced studies in telecommunications and business data communication." (Computing Reviews.com, January 13, 2006)
- This book provides readers with the knowledge and skills required for successful implementation and support of today's telecommunications networks
- Updates best-selling first edition and includes new chapters on MANs, Voice over Packet (includes VoIP)
- Television transmission, and Network management
- Book does not require math prerequisites beyond trigonometry
- An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.