Broadband Communications

Broadband Communications

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For courses in Broadband and Telecommunications.State-of-the-art in perspective, this text provides a comprehensive, single-source overview of broadband technologies in the Wide Area Network (WAN) environment. Written from a generalist point of view, it offers a technically accessible presentation that can be understood by anyone with only basic knowledge of the data processing/data communications environment. The text is organized into categories of broadband technologies that match the requirements to today's job market-e.g., Frame Relay, ATM, DSL, and Wireless (PCS/Wireless).show more

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  • Hardback | 752 pages
  • 185.9 x 251.5 x 27.2mm | 1,084.09g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, glossary, references, index
  • 0130893218
  • 9780130893215

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The current telecommunications market has been growing at a rapid pace. This is mainly due to the availability of Internet access to almost all sectors of society. The opportunity to expand services is astronomical. This book is designed to provide a broad working knowledge of the broadband technologies that permeate today's society and to provide the reader with the tools to address the numerous opportunities that abound in this field. The text is organized as follows: Part I introduces the telecommunications environment and industry and presents the basics of wide area network (WAN) infrastructure.Part II includes Frame Relay, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Virtual Privates Networks (VPN), and Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI).Part III includes Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), and Switched Multimegabit Data Services (SMDS). ISDN and SMDS are transitional technologies and DSL is an emerging technology. Wireless/PCS environment, Fibre Channel, and considerable information on the Internet and the associated intranet and extranet environments are also included.Part IV concludes the text with chapters on network management, problem solving, and troubleshooting.The Appendix includes information on the OSI model, Voice over IP, and a comprehensive case study on broadband technology. Instructors using this book for a course can obtain a free Instructor's Manual that accompanies the text (ISBN 0-13-093153-3).show more

Table of contents

PART ONE. 1. The Enterprise Network Basics. 2. The WAN Infrastructure. PART TWO. 3. Frame Relay/X.25. 4. Asynchronous Transfer Mode. 5. Synchronous Optical Network. 6. Virtual Private Network. 7. Fiber Distributed Data Interface. PART THREE. 8. Digital Subscriber Line. 9. Integrated Services Digital Network/Broadband ISDN. 10. Switched Multimegabit Digital Service/Metropolitan Area Network. 11. Wireless/Personal Communication Service. 12. Fibre Channel. 13. Internet/Intranet/Extranet. PART FOUR. 14. Network Management. 15. Problem Solving and Troubleshooting. APPENDIX A. OSI Model. APPENDIX B. Voice over Internet Protocol. APPENDIX C. Standards References. APPENDIX D. Number Systems. APPENDIX E. Broadband Case Study/Project. APPENDIX F. Acronyms. Glossary. References and Other Resources. more