Sonet & T1: Architectures for Digital Transport Networks

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Uses real-life examples of current systems in business, industrial, and institutional settings to explain how to structure and maintain a high-performance network. The authors demonstrate how to use SONET to interface with a variety of local and international networks, how to minimize data loss when communicating with older systems, the basics of digital carrier systems, timing and synchronization in digital networks, and payload mapping and management. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Synchronous networks for optimum performance

Today's high-speed network applications depend on the latest in high speed, synchronous transport technology for reliable operations. SONET and T1: Architectures for Digital Transport Networks gives you the big picture on SONET, the second-generation digital carrier system, placing it in the context of the widely used first-generation system, T1.

This rich resource offers detailed information on the how's and why's of managing a SONET system. SONET and T1: Architectures for Digital Transport Networks explains how to structure and maintain a high-performance network, using real-life examples of systems currently in use in a variety of business, industrial, and institutional settings. In addition, this book shows how to use SONET to interface with a variety of local and international networks, and to minimize data loss when communicating with older systems.

Key chapters explore:

  • The basics of digital carrier systems
  • Timing and synchronization in digital networks
  • Payload mapping and management
  • Topologies and configurations, including add-drop and cross-connect
  • Operations, administration, and maintenance of digital networks
  • Case studies of existing SONET systems

Appendices provide valuable background material on the structure, function, and performance of fiber optics, and a review of ATM technology. Filled with practical and specific information, SONET and T1: Architectures for Digital Transport Networks provides a thorough introduction to the latest in digital network technology.

About the Author:

UYLESS BLACK is a widely known and respected consultant and lecturer on computer networks and data communications. With clients throughout the world, including the local and interchange carriers in the USA, Nortel, British Telecom, and many others, he has extensive operations and implementation experience in both public and private networks.

SHARLEEN WATERS has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, the past 15 as a Senior Technical Instructor in Broadband Technologies for GTE. She trains clients such as AT&T, Nortel, Siemens, Alcatel, NEC, Telco, Fujitsu, and ADC in the installation, testing and maintenance of T1, T3, and SONET equipment. She also teaches at Golden West Junior College and Riverside Community College in southern California.

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