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Telecommunications Technology Handbook

Telecommunications Technology Handbook by Daniel Minoli
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The telecommunications industry is going through challenging times, and this extensively revised second edition of the bestselling Telecommunications Technology Handbook is the resource you need to meet these challenges head on and to thrive in today’s telecom industry. To forecast market demand accurately and predictably, you can turn to the new section on marketing analysis techniques and market data sampling. Broadband, Ethernet, and wireless are emerging as de facto transmission technologies for enterprise networks, and new extensive coverage of these transmission technologies provides the hands-on knowledge you need to keep your career and your organization’s networking architecture on track.

Thoroughly updated to the latest industry standards and practices, the second edition is an authoritative, comprehensive telecom and networking reference that covers today’s most critical areas, from SONET and NEXT-gen SONET to LANs and VLANs. Among the completely new technologies discussed are: Intelligent Optical networking, multilink frame relay, Transparent LAN Services, 10 Gigabit Ethernet for WANs, secure virtual private networks (VPNs), and Metro Ethernet. Contents: Introduction - What are the Directions in Telecom? What is Hot? What is Out? Broadband Communications, Local and Long Haul. Wireless. Optics (Technologies) - Fundamental Science. Fiber Types, Including Extended Band Fibers. DWDM Principles and Amplifiers. Optical Add/Drop and Optical Cross Connects. Optical Switches. All-Optical Networks - Architectures of All-Optical Networks. Advantages of All-Optical Networks. Applications of All-Optical Networks. Costs and Availability of All-Optical Networks. Intelligent Optical Networks (and GMPLS) - Architectures of Intelligent Optical Networks. Control Plane of Intelligent Optical Networks: GMPLS. Advantages of Intelligent Optical Networks. Applications of Intelligent Optical Networks. Costs and Availability of Intelligent Optical Networks. DWDM and CWDM - Motivations and History of DWDM. Standards and the ITU Grid. Sizing and Applications. Motivations and Applications of CWDM. Evolving Standards for CWDM. SONET and NEXT-gen SONET - SONET Technology and Architectures. Ring/Mesh. Long-Haul Applications. Metro Applications. Limitations. SONET and NEXT-gen SONET - Goals of NEXT-gen SONET. Players and Issues. Generic Framing Procedure. Ethernet over SONET. Wireless Technologies (WPAN, WLAN, WWAN, Fixed Wireless, FSO) - WPANs (IEEE 802.15, Bluetooth). WLANs (IEEE 802.11b, 11a, 11g). Hotspot and Nomadic Networks. Mobile IP. WAN Technologies (FR ATM, MPLS) - Recent Advances in FR. Recent Advances in ATM. MPLS Technology. MPLS Label Distribution Protocols. QoS in MPLS. VPN Support. Traffic Engineering. Moving Beyond T1: Multilink FR and Other Approaches - Choices Available to Users. Demand Curve. Why Users Don’t Move to Gigabit Services. Next Up From T1. Inverse Multiplexing. Multilink Services. LAN Technologies (GbE, 10GbE) - GbE PHYs and MAC. Campus Applications. 10 GbE PHYs and MAC. WIS. Fibre Channel Standard. Transparent LAN Services - TLS History and Use. Recent Advances in TLS. ATM-Based TLS. GbE/10GbE-based TLS. STA/RSTA. Metro Ethernet Architectures (VLANs, GbE, RPR) - Review of Metro Architectures. VLAN Principles. GbE/10GbE-based Metro Services. RPR. EFM. Network/Transport Technologies: IPv4, IPv6 - Limitations to IPv4. Why IPv6. SCTP. RPR. Security Technologies - Motivations and Goals. Encryption Principles. IPSec and Related Technologies. VPN Applications. WEP and Other Wireless Technologies. RADIUS/AAA Layer 2/3 VPNs - Motivation for VPNs. Layer 2 VPNs. Layer 3 VPNs. QoS Issues. Subtending Technologies. Deployment Considerations. QoS in Packet Networks - Motivations. Diffserv. Intserv. ATM. MPLS Approaches. Voice over Packet - Compression Schemes. Protocol Support. Signaling Schemes. Softswitches. “Sweet Spot”. Digital Video - Basic Video Technology. Composite and Component Video. MPEG-2. H.263. HDTV. Videoconferencing. Directory Services - X.500 Directory Service. The DIT. Distinguished Names. Distributed Operation. Application to Security. LDAP. Internet Domain Names and Domain Name Service. ENUM and IP Telephony Support. Analytical Techniques for Forecasting, Sampling, and Economic Analysis - Basic Statistics. Sampling Techniques. Forecasting Techniques. Economic Engineering. Daniel Minoli recently played a key role in the foundation of two networking companies: Global Nautical Networks, a provider of mobile Internet and data services to marinas, and InfoPort Communications Group, an optical and Gigabit Ethernet metropolitan carrier. An author of best-selling books on telecommunications and data communications, he has written columns for ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, and Network Computing. He has also taught at New York University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Carnegie-Mellon University, and Monmounth University.

Artech House; August 2003
801 pages; ISBN 9781580537087
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Title: Telecommunications Technology Handbook
Author: Daniel Minoli