Understanding Changing Telecommunications : Building a Successful Telecom Business

Anders Olsson

  • 出版商: Wiley
  • 出版日期: 2004-05-21
  • 售價: $1,102
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 542
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0470868511
  • ISBN-13: 9780470868515
  • 相關分類: 通訊系統 Communication-systems
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After a decade of unparalleled growth, hundreds of thousands of employees suddenly lost their jobs in the global Telecoms sector during the first years of the new millennium. Such a dramatic downturn was unexpected, so what were the main contributing factors?

  1. The technology constantly changes and technological innovations are constantly turned into attractive services for the end user. The present convergence between technologies is sometimes called a ‘paradigm shift`.

  2. Users (private people and enterprises) have got unparalleled power as a result of de-regulation: how does the industry predict and determine what users want and what they are willing to spend on Telecom services?

  3. The Telecom business has exposed sharply fluctuating expectations and investment levels, which seems to be a key explanation factor.

So how can this book help you to understand changing telecommunications? Written with a top-down approach it appreciates the demands from investors and shareholders regarding return and recognizes that the business plan becomes a key tool. Disregarding temporary investment volatility and ultimately providing a holistic ‘telecom map’ including techno-economics and user perception, it contains the following key features:

  • Presents an integrated approach to business and technology with the network serving as a tool to implement a service and business plan
  • Stresses the importance and the understanding of the end user and the offered services in order to successfully align expectations and real demand
  • Favors an end-to-end (e2e) technical approach and acknowledges that this is what the user perceives and pays for
  • Features chapter objectives, several reference models, comprehensive glossary and a top-down portal type structure to enhance learning

This volume will be an invaluable tool for all those needing a broad and complete view of the telecommunications industry, ranging from managers and planning staff with operators, service providers, network and terminal vendors, business analysts and investors to engineers and students.

Table of Contents:


About the Author.

References and Acknowledgements.


1. Introduction.

2. End-User Needs and Demands.

3. Networks and Technologies.

4. Telecom Business.

5. Services.

6. Security.

7. Quality of Service. 

8. Service Implementation.

9. Service Network.

10. Terminals.

11. Edge Nodes.

12. Packet Backbone.

13. Access Network.

14. Control Network.

15. Interconnection.

16. Telecom Management - Operations.

Appendix 1: Web Services and a Service-Oriented Architecture.

Appendix 2: Financial Calculations.

Appendix 3: Development Tracks.

Appendix 4: Dimensioning Media Gateways and Associated Telephony Servers.





  1. 技術不斷變化,技術創新不斷轉化為吸引人的服務,給最終用戶帶來了前所未有的力量。目前技術之間的融合有時被稱為“範式轉變”。

  2. 由於解除管制,用戶(私人和企業)擁有了前所未有的權力:行業如何預測和確定用戶想要什麼以及他們願意在電信服務上花多少錢?

  3. 電信業務暴露出劇烈波動的期望和投資水平,這似乎是一個關鍵的解釋因素。


  • 提供了一種整合的商業和技術方法,以網絡作為實施服務和業務計劃的工具

  • 強調了對最終用戶和提供的服務的重要性和理解,以成功地對齊期望和實際需求

  • 支持端到端(e2e)的技術方法,並承認這是用戶感知和支付的內容

  • 具有章節目標、多個參考模型、全面的詞彙表和自上而下的門戶式結構,以增強學習







1. 簡介。

2. 終端用戶需求和需求。

3. 網絡和技術。

4. 電信業務。

5. 服務。

6. 安全性。

7. 服務質量。

8. 服務實施。

9. 服務網絡。

10. 終端設備。

11. 邊緣節點。

12. 數據包骨幹網。

13. 接入網絡。

14. 控制網絡。

15. 互連。

16. 電信管理-運營。