Broadband Telecommunications Handbook, 2/e

Regis "Bud" J. Bates



Updated and Expanded to Reflect the Latest Technologies!

Whether you’re a “techie” or a business executive, getting a top-to-bottom understanding of broadband – the kind that will pay “real world” dividends at work -- has never been easier! In this straightforward, jargon-free volume, renowned communications expert and master instructor Bud Bates breaks down every broadband technology and explains it by function. Bates subjects each technology to the three essential questions:
* What is it?
* What will it do for me?
* What it is going to cost me?

No matter what your role in the telecommunications field, whether you’re a network administrator or marketing manager, you’ll get all the latest coverage in communications, from basic concepts to advanced topics. Not theory, but the practical info you need to make the right choice and get the job done right the first time

This second edition has been updated to include the latest technologies, including:
* 2.5G/3G Wireless
* And more

With over 200 detailed illustrations and a logical building-block organization, the Handbook considers the concept of a technology, looks a deployment and cost issues, and then describes the use of technologies as they are implemented. Bates gives you exactly what you need to survive and prosper in today’s complex, budget-conscious communications arena.

If you want a reference that goes beyond theory to provide wide-ranging, practical coverage of the latest telecom technologies and their application – your search ends with Broadband Telecommunications Handbook, 2/e.


    Chapter 1: Introduction to Telecommunications Concepts    Chapter 2: Telecommunications Systems    Chapter 3: Virtual Private Networks    Chapter 4: Data Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)    Chapter 5: Advanced Intelligent Networks (AINs)    Chapter 6: Local Number Portability (LNP)    Chapter 7: Computer Telephony Integration (CTI)    Chapter 8: Signaling System #7 (SS7)    Chapter 9: CTI Technologies and Applications    Chapter 10: Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)    Chapter 11: Frame Relay    Chapter 12: Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)    Chapter 13: ATM and Frame Relay Internetworking    Chapter 14: Cable TV Systems    Chapter 15: Cable Modem Systems and Technology    Chapter 16: xDSL    Chapter 17: Microwave- and Radio-Based Systems    Chapter 18: MMDS and LMDS    Chapter 19: Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR)    Chapter 20: Cellular Communications    Chapter 21: Global Services Mobile Communications (GSM)    Chapter 22: Personal Communciation Services    Chapter 23: Wireless Data Communications (Mobile IP)    Chapter 24: General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)    Chapter 25: Third-Generation (3G) Wireless Systems    Chapter 26: Satellite Communications Networking    Chapter 27: Low-Earth-Orbit Satellites (LEOs)    Chapter 28: The T Carrier Systems (T1/T2 and T3)    Chapter 29: Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)    Chapter 30: Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)    Chapter 31: Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM)    Chapter 32: The Internet    Chapter 33: Voice over IP (VoIP)    Chapter 34: Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)    Chapter 35: Intranets and Extranets    Chapter 36: Network Management SNMP