Practical Telecommunications and Wireless Communications: For Business and Industry

Edwin Wright MIPENZ BSc (Hons) BSc (Elec Eng), Deon Reynders Pr Eng BSc (ElecEng) (Hons) MBA




The technololgy and structure of telecommunications networks has changed dramatically over the past few years. These developments have changed the equipment you purchase, the services you use, the providers you can choose, and the methods available for transporting data. Practical Telecommunications and Wireless Communications for Engineers and Technicians will be of particular benefit to those who want to take full advantage of the latest and most effective telecommunications technology and services.
This book provides a grounding in the fundamentals of modern telecommunications systems in use in industrial, engineering and business settings. From networking for control systems to the use of Wireless LANs for enhanced on-site communications systems.

This is a cutting-edge book on the fundamentals of telecommunications for anyone looking for a complete understanding of the essentials of the terms, jargon and technologies used. It has been designed for those who require a basic grounding in telecommunications for industrial, engineering and business applications.


Table of Contents:

Introduction to telecommunications
Telecommunication basics
Transmission media
The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
Private switched telephone services
Public transport network technologies
Broadband customer access technologies
Local and Wide Area Networks
Converged networks
Wireless (Cellular) communications
Appendix A: Practical session data
Appendix B: Glossary