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Broadband Local Loops for High-Speed Acess

Broadband Local Loops for High-Speed Acess by Maurice Gagnaire
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If you are a an engineer working for a telecommunications carrier or Internet service provider, or a manufacturer or student interested in communication technology and digital communications, this comprehensive overview of broadband access technologies is essential reading for you. The book offers you an in-depth understanding of unbundling for voice and data services, and provides expert guidance on hardware considerations and critical communication protocols.

You get extensive coverage of the various alternatives for the customer premises, including home networking, single equipment customer premises, and multi-equipment customer premises. Supported with nearly 250 illustrations and including over 120 equations, the book covers a wide range of key topics to help you with your work in the field, from telecommunication networks evolution, existing infrastructure and dial-up modems, and HDSL and ADSL, to the digital subscriber line access multiplexer, protocol architecture, and VDSL. Moreover, the book dedicates entire chapters to the emergent voice over video DSL, Wireless Local Loop, and Optical and EFM Access Networks.

Contents:

Foreword by Prof. Bijan Jabbari.

Preface - Motivation. Intended Audience and Objectives. Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Telecommunication Networks Evolution - Introduction. The Internet and Its Access Modes.

Quality of Service Provisioning in Data Networks. Internet Access Market. General Network Configuration: A Taxonomy.

Existing Infrastructure and Dial-Up Modems - Introduction. Access to the Telephone System. Leased Lines and Basic Access to Narrowband ISDN. V5 Interface and Unbundling. Digital Loop Carrier and Carrier Serving Area. Dial-Up Modems. Dial-Up Modems and the Erlang's Formula.

Unbundling Characteristics and Alternative Technologies - Introduction. The Interconnection Concept. The Unbundling Concept. The " Churn " Problem. Collocation Status in Europe and in Northern America.

Alternative Technologies for the Local Loop. Cable Networks. Power Line Communications.

Twisted Pair Electrical Characteristics - Introduction. Electrical Characteristics of a Copper Pair. Shannon's Capacity of a Twisted Copper Pair. Electrical Characteristics of a Subscriber Line. Impact of NEXT Shannon's Capacity.

HDSL and its Variants - Introduction. HDSL Modems. HDSL Framing. HDSL Variants.

ADSL - Introduction. Reference Model. NEXT Predominance Under High Frequencies. Modulation Techniques. ADSL System Configuration. DMT-ADSL Modulator. Reed-Solomon Encoding. Interleaver.

Convolutional Coder. DMT-ADSL Receiver. Line Initialization.

G.lite and VDSL - Introduction. G.lite. VDSL.

DSLAM and Home Networking - Introduction. DSLAM. Home Networking.

Protocol Architecture - Introduction. Why the ATM Technique in the Local Loop? Physical Layer ADSL Data Formatting. The PPP Protocol. NAS Servers and the Radius Protocol. The L2TP Protocol.

ATM-Based ADSL Protocol Architectures. TCP Windowing in ADSL Access Systems.

Voice and Video over DSL - Introduction. Video over DSL Market.

Wireless Local Loop - Introduction. Narrow-Band WITL Systems. Broadband WITL Systems. Elements of Cordless Networks' Planning.

Optical and EFM Access Networks - Introduction. Optical Access Systems. Ethernet Versus ATM in the Access.

Maurice Gagnaire is an associate professor in the networking department at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, where he received his Ph.D. in computer science and networks. He is also a member of the IEEE Communications Society.

Artech House; July 2003
453 pages; ISBN 9781580536721
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Title: Broadband Local Loops for High-Speed Acess
Author: Maurice Gagnaire