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Title:
Introduction to telecommunications network engineering
Author:
Anttalainen, Tarmo.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Artech House, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xix, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781580535007
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Executive or sales managers in networking companies, data communications engineers and telecommunications professionals must all have a thorough working knowledge of the ever-growing and interrelated array of telecom and data communications technologies. From protocols and operation of the Internet (IP, TCP, HTTP) and its access systems such as ADSL and GSM to the basics of transmission and switching, this resource delivers an introduction to a broad range of networking technologies, explaining the networking essentials you need to know to be a successful networking professional. The text also explores possible future developments in optical, wireless and digital broadcast communications.


Author Notes

Tarmo Anttalainen holds an M.S. in telecommunications from Helsinki University of Technology.

Mr. Anttalainen is a principal lecturer at Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology in Finland, where he specializes in data communications, telecommunications networking, and cellular technology.

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Table of Contents

Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
1 Introduction to Telecommunicationsp. 1
1.1 What Is Telecommunications?p. 1
1.2 Significance of Telecommunicationsp. 1
1.3 Historical Perspectivep. 3
1.4 Standardizationp. 7
1.5 Standards Organizationsp. 9
1.6 Development of the Telecommunications Businessp. 15
1.7 Problems and Review Questionsp. 17
Referencesp. 17
2 The Telecommunications Network: An Overviewp. 19
2.1 Basic Telecommunications Networkp. 19
2.2 Operation of a Conventional Telephonep. 22
2.3 Signaling to the Exchange from the Telephonep. 24
2.5 Telephone Numberingp. 30
2.6 Switching and Signalingp. 33
2.7 Local-Access Networkp. 41
2.8 Trunk Networkp. 45
2.9 International Networkp. 46
2.10 Telecommunications Networksp. 47
2.11 Network Managementp. 58
2.12 Traffic Engineeringp. 65
2.13 Problems and Review Questionsp. 72
Referencesp. 75
3 Signals Carried over the Networkp. 77
3.1 Types of Information and Their Requirementsp. 77
3.2 Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full-Duplex Communicationp. 80
3.3 Frequency and Bandwidthp. 81
3.4 Analog and Digital Signals and Systemsp. 85
3.5 Analog Signals over Digital Networksp. 91
3.6 PCMp. 92
3.7 Other Speech-Coding Methodsp. 106
3.8 Power Levels of Signals and Decibelsp. 115
3.9 Problems and Review Questionsp. 119
Referencesp. 124
4 Transmissionp. 125
4.1 Basic Concept of a Transmission Systemp. 125
4.2 Radio Transmissionp. 129
4.3 Maximum Data Rate of a Transmission Channelp. 144
4.4 Codingp. 151
4.5 Regenerationp. 155
4.6 Multiplexingp. 158
4.7 Transmission Mediap. 170
4.8 Transmission Equipment in the Networkp. 176
4.9 Problems and Review Questionsp. 183
Referencesp. 187
5 Mobile Communicationsp. 189
5.1 Cellular Radio Principlesp. 190
5.2 Structure of a Cellular Networkp. 191
5.3 Operating Principle of a Cellular Networkp. 194
5.4 Mobile Communication Systemsp. 197
5.5 GSMp. 212
5.6 Operation of the GSM Networkp. 219
5.7 GPRSp. 228
5.8 Problems and Review Questionsp. 233
Referencesp. 235
6 Data Communicationsp. 237
6.1 Principles of Data Communicationsp. 237
6.2 Circuit and Packet Switchingp. 242
6.3 Data Communication Protocolsp. 248
6.4 Access Methodsp. 262
6.5 LANsp. 281
6.6 The Internetp. 301
6.7 Frame Relayp. 342
6.8 ATMp. 342
6.9 Problems and Review Questionsp. 350
Referencesp. 355
7 Future Developments in Telecommunicationsp. 357
7.1 Information Networksp. 357
7.2 Telephone Servicesp. 358
7.3 Wireless Communicationsp. 358
7.4 Optical Technologyp. 359
7.5 Digital Broadcast Systemsp. 359
7.6 Summaryp. 360
About the Authorp. 361
Indexp. 363