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Title:
IP convergence : the next revolution in telecommunications
Author:
Muller, Nathan J.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Artech House, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xix, 477 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781580530125
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This manual approaches the combination of voice, video and data within the new communications paradigm of IP convergence and examines how these different types of communication will be delivered to any environment from LAN to WAN at much less cost and complexity than either ISDN or ATM. Featuring references to important IP convergence-related Web sites throughout, this book provides comprehensive information on the technologies that will make convergence possible, and it examines the benefits, applications, vendor approaches, migration strategies, and regulatory issues that will affect this new technology. It also covers how IP convergence will affect LAN and WAN networks, and how you communicate at home and in the office. It discusses why implementation of full convergence can happen only when a host of major issues are addressed, including how to place Internet calls to conventional telephones in existing networks and infrastructure improvement and management of Internet call centres.


Author Notes

Nathan J. Muller holds an M.A. in Social and Organizational behavior from George Washington University.

Muller is a managing partner and consultant at the Ascent Solutions Group, LLC in Sterling, VA. He is also the author of IP Convergence: The Next Revolution in Telecommunications, Wireless Data Networking, and Intelligent Hubs (Artech House, 2000, 1999, 1995, 1994). He has 27 years of industry experience. He is the author of 15 books, including Desktop Encyclopedia of the Internet (Artech House, 1998) and over 1,500 published articles. He serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Network Management.

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Table of Contents

Preface
IP: The Once and Future Protocol
The Concept and Ramifications of IP Telephony
Value-Added Application: The Internet Call Center
Infrastructure for Voice-Data Convergence
Voice-Data Convergence in the Home and on the Road
Next Generation Networks
Third Generation Wireless Networks
Convergence via Multiservice Internetworking
Current Regulatory Environment
Appendices
Acronyms
Index