About this title:
Residential Broadband will help readers achieve a basic understanding of emerging access networks and internetworking technologies specific to this topic. This book will answer basic questions of residential broadband networks like: Why have high speed networks to the home? How will high speed residential services be delivered to the home? How do regulatory or commercial factors affect technology? Applications will be presented in a new light. For example, the role of push mode data or data accessible by multicast will be highlighted as a means for scaling necessary for mass market use.
From the Back Cover:
A comprehensive introduction to high-speed residential networks, integrating technical, business, and regulartory challenges.Surveys the various types of access networks: Cable TV, xDSL, FTTx, and wirelessDefines basic technology requirements for implementing residential broadband and assessing the state of readinessReviews the business conditions and regulatory practices that affect rollout and viability of residential networksDiscusses the technologies and challenges associated with the in-home networkDescribes the new and existing entertainment and data services, and how to evaluate the demand for themProvides systems issues to be resolved in connecting access networks to home networksResidential Broadband, Second Edition aims to provide a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the topics surrounding high-speed networks to the home. It is written for anyone seeking a broad-based familiarity with the issues of residential broadband (RBB) including product developers, engineers, network designers, business people, professionals in legal and regulatory positions, and industry analysts. Readers will learn about the services that are driving the market, the technical issues shaping the evolution, and the network within the home and how it connects to the access network. The author explains the technical concerns, accessibility, the current state, and potential future of cable TV, xDSL, FTTx, wireless access networks, and home networks.
About the Author:
George Abe is currently a venture partner at Palomar Ventures, investing in high technology and digital media start-up companies. Previously, he spent five years as Consulting Engineer and Manager of Business Development at Cisco Systems. His specialization at Cisco was residential broadband access networks, consumer uses of the Internet, and digital media content development. He provided support for Cisco's entry into the cable modem market and was involved in consumer electronics business development.
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