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Introduction to Telecommunications Network Engineering

Introduction to Telecommunications Network Engineering by Tarmo Anttalainen
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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 second edition has been thoroughly updated to cover recent market and technological advances that are bringing about the integration of telecom networks and the Internet. It provides the latest on such cutting-edge technologies as dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM), wireless local area networks (WLANs), and GPRS and Bluetooth. What’s more, the book offers a clear explanation of the operation of each Internet protocol. In addition to being an all-in-one reference for networking professionals ranging from sales managers to network engineers, this book is a suitable introduction for students of telecommunications and data communications networking.

Contents:

Preface.

Introduction to Telecommunications - What is Telecommunications. Significance of Telecommunications. Historical Perspective. Standardization. Standards Organizations. Development of Telecommunications Business.

The Telecommunications Network: An Overview - Basic Telecommunications Network. Operation of a Conventional Telephone. Signaling to the Exchange from the Telephone. Local Loop and 2W/4W Circuits. Telephone Numbering. Switching and Signaling. The Local Access Network, The Trunk Network. The International Network. Telecommunications Networks. Network Management. Traffic Engineering.

Signals Carried over the Network - Types of Information and their Requirements. Simplex, Half-Duplex and Full-Duplex Communication. Frequency and Bandwidth. Analog and Digital Signals and Systems.

Analog Signals over Digital Systems. Pulse Code Modulation (PCM). Other Speech Coding Methods. Power Levels of Signals and Decibels.

Transmission - The Basic Concept of a Transmission System. Radio Transmission. Maximum Data Rate of a Transmission Channel. Coding. Regeneration. Multiplexing. Transmission Media. Transmission Equipment in the Network.

Mobile Communications - Cellular Radio Principles. Structure of a Cellular Network. Operation Principle of a Cellular Network. Mobile Communication Systems. Global System for Mobile Communications. Operation of the GSM Network. General Packet Radio Service.

Data Communications - Principles of Data Communications. Circuit and Packet Switching. Data Communication Protocols. Access Methods. Local Area Network. Internet Protocols, Operation of the Internet and WWW. Frame Relay. Asynchronous Transfer Mode.

Future Developments in Telecommunications - Introduction. Information Networks. Telephone Services. Wireless Communications. Optical Technology. Digital Broadcast Systems.

Tarmo Anttalainen is a principal lecturer at Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology in Finland, where he specializes in data communications, telecommunications networking, and cellular technology. He holds an M.S. in telecommunications from the Helsinki University of Technology.

Artech House; February 2003
397 pages; ISBN 9781580536165
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Title: Introduction to Telecommunications Network Engineering
Author: Tarmo Anttalainen