The Essential Guide to Telecommunications

The Essential Guide to Telecommunications

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Your complete, up-to-the-minute telecom/Internet briefing! Whatever your role in telecom or Internet services, you'll be more effective if you understand the basics of telecommunications technology and the realities of the fast-changing telecom business. With The Essential Guide to Telecommunications, Second Edition, you will get this understanding-even if you have no technical background at all. In this book, leading consultant Annabel Z. Dodd teaches you everything you must know to understand the telecommunications industry. You'll find up-to-the-minute coverage of today's hottest technologies, including: * Convergence: what it means, what to expect, and how to see through the hype * Revolutionary new IP networking applications: telephony, virtual private networks, streaming media, call centers, PBXs, and beyond * High-speed Internet access alternatives: cable modems, DSL, and more * Frame relay, ATM, ISDN, wireless and other business communications alternatives * Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM): the new revolution in fiber optics * Dodd presents crystal-clear explanations of the fundamentals everyone in the business assumes you know: what bandwidth is, types of dig
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Product details

  • Paperback | 365 pages
  • 167.64 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 748.42g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • w. figs.
  • 0130142956
  • 9780130142955

Table of contents

I. FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Basic Concepts. 2. Telephone Systems and Cabling. II. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW. 3. Network Service Providers. 4. Local Competition and The Telecommunications Act of 1996. 5. The Public Network. III. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, THE INTERNET, CONVERGENCE AND WIRELESS. 6. Specialized Network Services. 7. Modems & Access Devices. 8. The Internet. 9. Convergence. 10. Wireless Services. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. About the Author.
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About Annabel Z. Dodd

Annabel Z. Dodd is a faculty member at Northeastern University's engineering program, where she teaches Telecommunications for the Non-Technical. Formerly a marketing manager at NYNEX and Telecommunications Manager at a Fortune 500 company, she is a top telecom consultant and publisher of the newsletter Dodd on the Line.
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