The New McGraw-Hill Telecom Factbook

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9780071351638: The New McGraw-Hill Telecom Factbook

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* New coverage on VoIP and SS7-TCP/IP interactions
* Solutions to protocol issues in migrating telecom to the Internet
* Details on SS7 in broadband and cellular networking
* Lucid explanations of protocols and network entities, with hands-on examples and applications
* Clarifications of ANSI standards and Bellcore publications, with model solutions
*New information on local number portability
* Needed technical data for design and specifications

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Telephony can be confusing, particularly to people who have spent the bulk of their careers on data networking technologies. The New McGraw-Hill Telecom Factbook explains telephone technologies clearly and in detail, with the goal of providing essential and background information to readers who need to buy and manage telecommunications products and services. This book covers relevant technologies, naturally, but also recognizes that commercial and regulatory considerations have significant effects on telecommunications. It's an informative and readable snapshot of the telecommunications industry at the turn of the millennium.

As a rule, telephony is explained in terms of its general concepts, which helps offset the tendency here to refer to North American carriers, trade names, and laws in examples. You'll find plenty of formulas, and sample calculations enhance their value. Instead of just stating the Erlang-C formula, for example, the book shows how to analyze a call center's load pattern for purposes of provisioning equipment. Telecom Factbook also distinguishes itself from other general telecommunications texts with its detailed comparisons of competing technologies. Usually, you'll find descriptions of each technology that fits a given need, plus supporting conceptual diagrams. Grids help clarify the technologies' relative strengths, too. --David Wall

Topics covered: Data and (especially) voice communications, discussed in a detailed survey form that's ideal for engineers who are exploring alternative solutions, as well as for managers. Coverage includes the standards (both de facto and de jure) that govern equipment, plus the commercial and legal restrains that color the telecommunications environment further.

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A plain-English guide anyone can use to plan and acquire telecommunications products and services! “If you are looking for accuracy and clarity in acquiring a comprehensive knowledge of today’s complex telecom services and technologies, this book is a single-source instructional masterpiece!” —Dr. Robert E. Conley, served as Assistant Secretary for Electronic Systems and Information Technology in the Department of Treasury, also founder of a successful Information Systems Consulting firm. “No matter what your level of expertise, this plainspoken jargon-free reference equips you with the detailed technology, marketing and business insights needed to successfully manage and participate in the planning, acquisition, and operation of major telecommunications projects” —Dr. J. Neil Birch, President of Birch and Associates, a company he founded after serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense OSD C31 (Command, Control Communications and Intelligence). The NEW McGraw-Hill TELECOM Factbook Second Edition Nowhere is the connection between technology and business success more apparent than telecommunications. No business can exist without telecommunications, and pace-setting businesses are those in which telecommunications and other business operations are so integrally linked that it is difficult to distinguish among them. Yet, to exploit telecom’s benefits requires that one possess at least a rudimentary understanding of new and increasingly complex technological developments. Over the past decade, business telecommunications usage has grown at an unprecedented rate. At the same time, sweeping regulatory changes and the rapid development of new technologies have created so many options that merely remaining abreast of developments has become a major managerial challenge. Numerous "introductory" publications, while promising to span the business/technology gap, simply fail to do so. In some cases inadequate scope and/or oversimplification deny the reader insight into technology’s potential to support business applications. Worse yet, some do not contain accurate or complete industry standard terminology - leaving the business-person unable to communicate with industry representatives. Such publications use up valuable time while accomplishing little. The New McGraw-Hill Telecom Factbook is specifically designed as a “knowledge bridge” between business needs and the vast array of telecommunication offerings. It is a state-of-the-art reference resource in that its construct, style, and pedagogy are optimized for the new millennium and its Information Age requirements. Being so comprehensive, the book is not just for business or other people without engineering backgrounds. Even for telecommunications professionals, keeping up-to-date on the plethora of public and private offerings for the delivery of voice, data, image, video, and other telecommunications services has grown into a formidable task. Moreover, it is difficult for engineers to fully appreciate day-to-day business needs and how best to support them with telecommunications applications. Thus, many telecom specialists will find this an indispensable and authoritative resource. Joseph A. Pecar is President of Joseph A. Pecar and Associates, an information systems engineering and integration firm he founded in 1983 after spending fifteen years with IBM, in a senior engineer/manager capacity. Mr. Pecar can be contacted at telecomfactbook@erols.com David A. Garbin is the Chief Engineer for Telecommunications and Networking at Mitretek Systems, a non- profit research and development organization that applies science and technology in the public interest. Mr. Garbin can be contacted at telecomfactbook@erols.com “Science, for its progress, its understanding and so on, depends so much on truth and on clarity. And the question is: Are we living in a society where truth and clarity are an important element of our culture?” —Isador Iaisah Rabi, Distinguished Nobel Prize winning physicist Topics Explained in this Book Basic Concepts and Technologies Switching - Circuit/Channel/Packet/Cell-ATM/Frame Relay Multiplexing - FDM/OFDM/TDM/CDM/WDM/DWDM *Asynchronous Digital Hierarchy - DS-“n” T1/Fractional T1/T3/FT3 - Bipolar/SF/ESF Formats - DACS *Synchronous Digital Hierarchy/SONET - OC-“n”/ISDN/BISDN *Synchronization, Frequency and Time Reference Standards PRS/Stratum/UTC Synchronous/Asynchronous/Plesiochronous/Isochronous Transmission Systems/Channels/Circuits/Capabilities Full Duplex/Half Duplex/Simplex *Guided media Metallic Wire UTP/Coaxial *Guided Media Fiber Optic Single Mode/Multimode Step Index/Graded Index Erbium Doped/Dispersion Shifted *Unguided media - Wireless Terrestrial/Satellite Analog & Digital Signals Analog-to-Digital Conversion Voice Coding/Processing *PCM/ADPCM/CVSD/CELP/QCELP/AU/WAV/AIFF/DSI Video/Imagery Coding/Processing *JPEG/MPEG/QuickTime/DVI Transmission Impairments/Quality *Noise/Shannon’s Law/SNR/BER/NEXT/FEXT/ELFEXT/PSELFEXT Error Detection and Correction - ACKs/NAKs/ARQ/FEDAC Data compression - V.42bis/MNP4/MNP5 Modulation and Demodulation *AM/QAM/FM/FSK/PSK/DPSK/QPSK/2B1Q/CAP/DMT/ Voice Analog Network Modems - V.34/V.90/others Data Network Modems - IDSL/HDSL/HDSL2/ADSL/ RADSL/VDSL Voice Services and TechnologiesCircuit Switch Matrices/Fabrics *Time/Space Division - TSI/TMS/TSST/TSSST *Stored Program Control (SPC) Computer Telephone Interfaces (CTIs) Voice Mail/IVR/ACDs Fourth Generation/Wireless PBXs - DOD/DID/DS “n”/LAN Interfaces/RSMs Centrex/Digital City-Wide Centrex/Wired-Wireless Centrex Integration Key/Hybrid/ Telephone Systems Wired and Wireless - CTI/ Voice Mail/IVR/ACDs Local and Long Distance Switched Services *MTS (local and toll calling)/411/911/WATS/Toll Free (e.g., 800)/Voice VPNs Local and Long Distance Non-Switched Services *Tie-trunks/Foreign Exchange/Analog and Digital Private Lines Signaling Systems and Interfaces Loop Signaling - Loop/Ground Start/Dial Pulse/DTMF/SF/MF/E&M Circuit/Common Channel Signaling CAS/CCIS/SS7/Advanced Intelligent Networks (AIN) Data Services and Technologies Packet Switches-Routers/Packet Assemblers-Disassemblers (PADs)/Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) Data Communications Protocols *ISO/OSI Seven Layer Reference Model *Internet Protocols - TCP/IP/IPv6/MPLS/diffserv/SNMP/SMPT/TELNET/FTP/UDP/ARP LAN Technologies - Token Bus/Token Ring/CSMA-CD/FDDI/Fibre Channel *Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet/Switched Ethernet *LAN Standards - IEEE 802.“x”/FDDI/CDDI *LAN Components - DIU/BIU/NIC/Hub/Bridge/Servers/Routers/Switches/Gateways *LAN Management - CMIP/SNMP Agent/Manager Paradigms/TMN MAN Data Access Services *UTP Local Loops - with Analog Modems *UTP Local Loops - with Digital Modems - 56/64 kbps/T1/ISDN/Fractional T1/“x”DSL *Cable TV Modem-based *Fiber Local Loops - T3 (channelized/unchannelized)/OC“n” Byte Interleaved/ OC“nc” Concatenated *Wireless - DTS/LMDS/MMDS/Cellular/PCS *Satellite - VSAT/Direct Broadcast satellite (DBS) MAN/WAN Switched Data Transport Services *Circuit Switched Data Service (CSDS with Analog Modems/with Digital Modems) *Cell/Packet/Frame Switched - SMDS/X.25/Frame Relay/ATM/FDDI/Gigabit Ethernet *IP Services - Intranets/Data Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) MAN/WAN Non-Switched Data Transport Services *Private Lines with Analog Modems *Private Lines with Digital Modems - 56/64 kbps/Fractional T1/ *T1/T3 (channelized/unchannelized)/OC“n” Byte Interleaved/ *OC“nc” Concatenated)/SONET Ring Service Network and Traffic Engineering *Erlang Queuing Theory/Blocking Probability/Latency/GOS/QoS *Tariff/V&H/CDR-based Performance and Cost Optimized Selection Premises Distribution Systems - *EIA/TIA568-569-600-607/TSB67-72-95/IEEE 10-100 1000Base“x” Structured Wiring Standards - Home PDS - CEBus/X10/EIA600-709/HomePNA Wireless Terrestrial and Satellite Services and Technologies *Fixed - BETRS/LMDS/MMDS/DBS/ *Wireless LANs - IEEE802.11/11a/11b - IMT-2000/BRAN/HYPERLAN/Bluetooth/PANs *Mobile - Cellular/PCS/SMR/ESMR - AMPS(FDMA)/IS-54/IS-136(TDMA/FDMA)/IS-95 (CDMA)/GSM/DECT/UMTS *Wireless Data Networks - CDPD(FDMA)/ARDIS(CSMA)/GSM (TDMA - CSDS/HCSDS)/GPRS *Paging - Numeric/Alphanumeric/Smart Two-Way Full Duplex Pagers(SMS, e-mail, etc.) *Satellite Broadband Large Terminal - DSCS (Military)/Intelsat/GE Americom/Others *Satellite Broadband Small Terminal - VSATs/DBS/Teledesic/Celestri/Skybridge *Satellite Small Handheld Mobile Terminal - Inmarsat/Globalstar/Skycell-MobileSat/others

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