This authoritative handbook, contributed to by a team of international experts, covers the most dynamic areas in the changing telecommunications landscape. Written for telecommunications specialists who implement the new technologies, The CRC Handbook of Modern Telecommunications is an excellent companion volume to the authors' The Telecommunications Handbook, but stands well on its own, as it extends the range of topics to include voice over Internet, traffic management, quality of service, and other dominant future trends. It is an indispensable reference for all professionals working in the telecommunications industry. Features
Author: John J. Amoss
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2007-12-06
The implementation of IPv6 is essential to the continued growth of the Internet and the development of new applications. The Handbook of IPv4 to IPv6 Transition Methodologies provides a wealth of best practices and procedures that will help corporations plan and implement a smooth transition to IPv6. A blueprint for successful transition, the Handbook of IPv4 to IPv6 Transition— Provides a tutorial of IPv6 addressing capabilities Looks at IPv6 network constructs, specifically key routing processes Examines IPv6 autoconfiguration techniques and the suite of IPv6-related protocols Discusses all the major IPv6 enterprise/institutional network migration mechanisms as well as coexistence issues Identifies the various elements in the network and what migration role they will need to play in order to support the transition Surveys the application and security aspects of the IPv6 transition Offers the first reference in many years to address the migration and macro-level scalability requirements to support the DoD/DISA/GAO drive for an IPv6-based U.S. Government
Author: Martin J N Sibley
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This is an introductory text that will equip readers with the necessary tools to study telecommunications further. It explains the fundamentals and background behind digital TV, radio, cell phones, and satellites as well as the legacy analogue transmissions. It covers digital modulation and analogue communications as this is something many people still use (VHF FM for example). The book also clearly explains the mathematics and simplifies the process to make it more approachable to students.
Software Defined Networking: Design and Deployment provides a comprehensive treatment of software defined networking (SDN) suitable for new network managers and experienced network professionals. Presenting SDN in context with more familiar network services and challenges, this accessible text: Explains the importance of virtualization, particularly the impact of virtualization on servers and networks Addresses SDN, with an emphasis on the network control plane Discusses SDN implementation and the impact on service providers, legacy networks, and network vendors Contains a case study on Google’s initial implementation of SDN Investigates OpenFlow, the hand-in-glove partner of SDN Looks forward toward more programmable networks and the languages needed to manage these environments Software Defined Networking: Design and Deployment offers a unique perspective of the business case and technology motivations for considering SDN solutions. By identifying the impact of SDN on traffic management and the potential for network service growth, this book instills the knowledge needed to manage current and future demand and provisioning for SDN.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) uses services as the baseline for developing new architectures and applications, as networks are built specifically to satisfy service requirements. Most services are currently handled over different networks, but newer services will soon require cross-network support. Architecting the Telecommunication Evolution: Toward Converged Network Services outlines the challenges of providing crossover services and the new architectures and protocols that will enable convergence between circuit- and packet-switched networks. Taking a standards-based approach to converged services, this book lays a foundation for SOA in telecommunications. The authors begin by outlining the development of Internet telephony, focusing on how to use the respective benefits of the traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN) and the Internet to create and implement more value-added services. These two eminent specialists first examine services that originate in the Internet and take advantage of PSTN services, and then explore how discrete events on the PSTN can be used as an impetus to creating services on the Internet. They conclude with a discussion on how this convergence creates smart spaces in the telecoms domain. Including eight valuable appendices that will aid in the implementation of converged services, Architecting the Telecommunication Evolution is the first book of its kind to offer a survey as well as a practical roadmap to integrating modern networks to achieve better performance and new functionality.
Author: Jerry D. Gibson
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
With 26 entirely new and 5 extensively revised chapters out of the total of 39, the Mobile Communications Handbook, Third Edition presents an in-depth and up-to-date overview of the full range of wireless and mobile technologies that we rely on every day. This includes, but is not limited to, everything from digital cellular mobile radio and evolving personal communication systems to wireless data and wireless networks Illustrating the extraordinary evolution of wireless communications and networks in the last 15 years, this book is divided into five sections: Basic Principles provides the essential underpinnings for the wide-ranging mobile communication technologies currently in use throughout the world. Wireless Standards contains technical details of the standards we use every day, as well as insights into their development. Source Compression and Quality Assessment covers the compression techniques used to represent voice and video for transmission over mobile communications systems as well as how the delivered voice and video quality are assessed. Wireless Networks examines the wide range of current and developing wireless networks and wireless methodologies. Emerging Applications explores newly developed areas of vehicular communications and 60 GHz wireless communications. Written by experts from industry and academia, this book provides a succinct overview of each topic, quickly bringing the reader up to date, but with sufficient detail and references to enable deeper investigations. Providing much more than a "just the facts" presentation, contributors use their experience in the field to provide insights into how each topic has emerged and to point toward forthcoming developments in mobile communications.
Telecommunications Engineer's Reference Book maintains a balance between developments and established technology in telecommunications. This book consists of four parts. Part 1 introduces mathematical techniques that are required for the analysis of telecommunication systems. The physical environment of telecommunications and basic principles such as the teletraffic theory, electromagnetic waves, optics and vision, ionosphere and troposphere, and signals and noise are described in Part 2. Part 3 covers the political and regulatory environment of the telecommunications industry, telecommunication standards, open system interconnect reference model, multiple access techniques, and network management. The last part deliberates telecommunication applications that includes synchronous digital hierarchy, asynchronous transfer mode, integrated services digital network, switching systems, centrex, and call management. This publication is intended for practicing engineers, and as a supplementary text for undergraduate courses in telecommunications.
This book presents insights, interpretations, concepts, and interdependent views—in the landscape of mobile connectivity and service—that emphasize the significance of a harmonious interplay, cooperation, and coalescing of a variety of interdisciplinary domains of science and art. Mobile Evolution: Insights on Connectivity and Service explores the forward-looking and enabling capabilities of mobile connectivity and service in the context of long term evolution (LTE) systems and multimedia services, as viewed through a lens of human experience. It provides information and guidelines pertaining to the strategies and technologies associated with the next-generation mobile ecosystem. The book examines the intersection between the technology and the human dimension in the context of the ever-changing landscape. It arms you with ideas that you can apply to design, innovation, strategy, and business models for the various facets of mobile communication connectivity and service.
Author: P. S. Neelakanta
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2000-06-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering
With quantum leaps in science and technology occurring at breakneck speed, professionals in virtually every field face a daunting task-practicing their discipline while keeping abreast of new advances and applications in their filed. In no field is this more applicable than in the rapidly growing field of telecommunications engineering. Practicing engineers who work with ATM technology on a daily basis must not only keep their skill sharp in areas such as ATM network interfaces, protocols, and standards, but they must also stay informed, about new classes of ATM applications. A Textbook on ATM Telecommunications gives active telecommunications engineers the advantage they need to stay sharp in their field. From the very basics of ATM to state-of-the-art applications, it covers the gamut of topics related to this intriguing switching and multiplexing strategy. Starting with an introduction to telecommunications, this text combines the theory underlying broadband communications technology with applied practical instruction and lessons gleaned from industry. The author covers fundamental communications and network theory, followed by applied ATM networking. Each chapter includes design exercises as well as worked examples . A Textbook on ATM Telecommunications includes examples of design and implementation-making it an ideal took for both aspiring and practicing telecommunication professionals. Features
Author: Jyrki T. J. Penttinen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This practical handbook and reference provides a complete understanding of the telecommunications field supported by descriptions and case examples throughout Taking a practical approach, The Telecommunications Handbook examines the principles and details of all of the major and modern telecommunications systems currently available to industry and to end-users. It gives essential information about usage, architectures, functioning, planning, construction, measurements and optimisation. The structure of the book is modular, giving both overall descriptions of the architectures and functionality of typical use cases, as well as deeper and practical guidelines for telecom professionals. The focus of the book is on current and future networks, and the most up-to-date functionalities of each network are described in sufficient detail for deployment purposes. The contents include an introduction to each technology, its evolution path, feasibility and utilization, solution and network architecture, and technical functioning of the systems (signalling, coding, different modes for channel delivery and security of core and radio system). The planning of the core and radio networks (system-specific field test measurement guidelines, hands-on network planning advices and suggestions for the parameter adjustments) and future systems are also described. Each chapter covers aspects individually for easy reference, including approaches such as: functional blocks, protocol layers, hardware and software, planning, optimization, use cases, challenges, solutions to potential problems Provides very practical detail on the planning and operation of networks to enable readers to apply the content in real-world deployments Bridges the gap between the communications in the academic context and the practical knowledge and skills needed to work in the telecommunications industry Section divisions include: General theory; Fixed telecommunications; Mobile communications; Space communications; Other and special communications; and Planning and management of telecommunication networks Covers new commercial and enhanced systems deployed, such as IPv6 based networks, LTE-Advanced and GALILEO An essential reference for Technical personnel at telecom operators; equipment and terminal manufacturers; Engineers working for network operators.
Wireless applications are definitely the next big thing in communications. Millions of people around the world use the Internet every day - to stay in touch with remote locations, follow the stock market, keep up with the news, check the weather, make travel plans, conduct business, shop, entertain themselves, and learn. The logical next step is the development of the wireless Internet, where cell phones, PDAs, and laptops let us receive and send e-mails, and perform all the activities that we are currently performing over the wireline Internet. Filled with contributions from international experts, Wireless Internet Handbook: Technologies, Standards, and Applications describes basic concepts, current developments, and future trends in designing modern architectures. The book covers: Wireless local access techniques to the mobile Internet User mobility in IP networks Multimedia streaming over wireless Internet Quality of service issues Location management techniques and clustering architectures Wireless Internet security issues Bluetooth, CDMA, TDMA, Wireless Application Protocol, 802.11x, and more Different mobile and wireless Internet services Wireless Internet enterprise applications Mobile multimedia and graphics applications Mobile video telephony Wireless video surveillance Wireless applications in medicine The scope of the information covered and the expertise of leading researchers and industry professionals combine to make Wireless Internet Handbook: Technologies, Standards, and Applications the definitive resource on current and future trends in designing modern architectures for the wireless Internet.
Requirements for next generation networks (NGNs) are fueling an architectural evolution. Service providers are obliged to give users access to content anytime, anyhow, anywhere, on any device. This requires a converged infrastructure in which users across multiple domains can be served through a single unified domain and all network services and business units can be consolidated on a single IP infrastructure. The Fixed Mobile Convergence Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the design, implementation, and management of converged cellular/WiFi wireless networks. This book discusses how FMC is transforming technologies as multimedia ceases to be passively consumed and unidirectional—and becomes increasingly mobile, personalized and interactive. This book also describes ways to ensure that networks remain cost-effective, scalable, reliable, and secure in the face of constant technological evolution. This material encapsulates the state of FMC, covering everything from basic concepts to research-grade material and future directions. Addressing a broad range of topics, the handbook consists of 16 chapters authored by 44 experts from around the world. Subjects include: Femtocell network technology and applications Deployment modes and interference avoidance Architecture for power efficiency Conversational quality and network planning Design of SIP-based mobility management protocols Highly respected in their field, the authors anticipate the key issues and problems that FMC presents—from application inception and deployment to system interconnection and Quality of Service (QoS). Ideal for professional mobile technology designers and/or planners, researchers (faculty members and graduate students), this book provides specific salient features and information that will guide innovation in the 21st century and beyond. Syed Ahson is a senior software design engineer with Microsoft. Previously, he was a senior staff software engineer with Motorola, where he was a leading contributor in the creation of several iDEN, CDMA, and GSM cellular phones. Dr. Mohammad Ilyas is associate dean for research and industry relations at the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. A consultant to several national and international organizations, Dr. Ilyas is a member of both the IEEE and ASEE.
The Practical Handbook of Internet Computing analyzes a broad array of technologies and concerns related to the Internet, including corporate intranets. Fresh and insightful articles by recognized experts address the key challenges facing Internet users, designers, integrators, and policymakers. In addition to discussing major applications, it also covers the architectures, enabling technologies, software utilities, and engineering techniques that are necessary to conduct distributed computing and take advantage of Web-based services. The Handbook provides practical advice based upon experience, standards, and theory. It examines all aspects of Internet computing in wide-area and enterprise settings, ranging from innovative applications to systems and utilities, enabling technologies, and engineering and management. Content includes articles that explore the components that make Internet computing work, including storage, servers, and other systems and utilities. Additional articles examine the technologies and structures that support the Internet, such as directory services, agents, and policies. The volume also discusses the multidimensional aspects of Internet applications, including mobility, collaboration, and pervasive computing. It concludes with an examination of the Internet as a holistic entity, with considerations of privacy and law combined with technical content.
Author: Martin Sims
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2015-08-26
Genre: Political Science
Until the 1990s, almost all spectrum licenses were given away practically for free—even the first mobile licenses which laid the foundation for multi-billion dollar companies that dominate stock markets around the world. In the past fifteen years, there has been a concerted attempt to liberalise the sector and make it more open to market forces. This book examines this attempt. Exploring the new frontier for spectrum policy, Understanding Spectrum Liberalisation identifies the successes and failures of the main policy initiatives of the past decade. It explains, in layman’s terms, the technical and policy background needed to understand these debates. For those already working in the field, the book provides a lively analysis of recent policy initiatives along with an authoritative interpretation of the latest developments in spectrum policy. It examines individual liberalisation initiatives in detail and explains the logic behind moves towards spectrum sharing, which is seen as the next policy phase. This book will help non-specialists climb the formidable learning curve quickly. It is ideal for those who have just become involved in the spectrum field, whether in industry, government, or as a regulator, as well as those with expertise in one area of spectrum management who want to learn more about the other areas. History is about the concerns of the present, so the saying goes, and the authors hope that their interpretation of the very recent past will stimulate debate about future policy and help you make substantive contributions to ongoing policy debates.