Voice & Data Communications Handbook, 5/e

Regis J. Bates, Donald W. Gregory




The Definitive Telecommunications Reference--Fully Updated

Understand cutting-edge telecommunication and networking technologies using this straightforward, real-world implementation guide.  Fully revised to cover all of the latest transmission protocols, Voice & Data Communications Handbook, Fifth Edition covers all the bases-from analog transmission, VPNs, and LANs to DSL, CATV, WiFi, VoIP, and GSM. This authoritative volume covers the ins-and-outs of each vital topic, supplies practical examples and solutions, and provides helpful self-tests.  You'll also find up-to-date information on regulatory standards, switches, routers, frame relay, and security procedures.

  • Use new wireless technologies
  • Understand the building blocks of analog transmission-bandwith, amplitude, and frequency
  • Provide transparent communications using the OSI model and seven-layer architecture
  • Comply with local and federal regulations and RBOCs
  • Transmit information using routers, SS7, PBX, and KTS switches
  • Send and receive data across TCP/IP, wireless, cellular, and optical systems
  • Create a connection using a modem
  • Connect to multiple VPNs and LANs using frame relay, ATM, and MPLS
  • Deploy high-speed broadband access with cable modems, xDSL, and CATV
  • Get details on VoIP, SIP, and voice over data services
  • Increase bandwidth using IP telephony techniques and PBX equipment


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Voice Communications
Chapter 2: The Open Systems Interconnect Model (OSI)
Chapter 3: Regulation in the Industry
Chapter 4: Signaling System 7 (SS7)
Chapter 5: Switching Systems
Chapter 6: Modulation and Multiplexing
Chapter 7: Wireless Communications
Chapter 8: Optical Communications
Chapter 9: Data Communications
Chapter 10: TCP/IP
Chapter 11: Frame Relay, ATM, and MPLS
Chapter 12: The Internet
Chapter 13: Local Area Networks (LANs)
Chapter 14: Wireless LANs
Chapter 15: Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and CATV
Chapter 16: Routers and Switches in the Networking Role
Chapter 17: Voice over Internet Protocols (VoIP)
Chapter 18: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
Chapter 19: IP Telephony