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The Cable and Telecommunications Professionals' Reference, 3rd Edition

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This book is for any telecommunications-convergence professional who needs to understand the structure of the industry, the structure of telephony networks and services, and the equipment involved.With the growing variety of networks and technologies now on offer it is inevitable that some convergence will take place between different networks, services and products. New VOIP (voice over internet protocol) networks must interwork with traditional networks. For instance, mobile phones can offer data services; wireless broadband connections to laptops will allow VOIP phone calls away from base; users could have the option of 'convergent phones' that can be used on a landline when at home or business, but which can be used as a mobile when on the move, and so on.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Contributors
  8. Part One Standards and Regulation
    1. 1 Standards   Yael Baruch
      1. Introduction
      2. Standards Body Types
      3. Benefits Arising from Standards
      4. Participation in Standards
      5. Challenges and Major Considerations
      6. Intellectual Property Rights
    2. 2 Telecommunications Regulation   John Buckley
      1. Introduction
      2. Regulation and Competition
      3. The Rules of Regulation: Principles
      4. Regulation in the European Union
      5. Regulation in the United States
      6. Telecommunications Regulation in Practice
      7. Interconnection
      8. Access and Transit
      9. Telecommunications Numbering
      10. Number Portability
      11. Local Loop Unbundling
      12. Universal Service Obligations
      13. New Technologies, Radio Spectrum, and Voice over IP
    3. 3 Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model   Harold C. Folts
      1. Introduction
      2. OSI Environment
      3. Layered Architecture
      4. Additional Layer Elements
      5. Specific OSI Layers
      6. Additional Provisions
      7. Conclusions
      8. Appendix: International Standards
  9. Part Two Circuit-switched Networks and Digital Switching Systems
    1. 4 Circuit-switched Telephone Networks   J. E. Flood
      1. Introduction
      2. Network Services
      3. Transmission
      4. Switching
      5. Signaling
      6. Network Architecture
      7. Numbering
      8. Routing
      9. Charging
      10. Dimensioning
      11. Network Planning
      12. Network Management
    2. 5 Digital Switching Systems   Sydney F. Smith
      1. Introduction
      2. Switching
      3. Control
      4. Signaling
  10. Part Three The Internet and Data Networks
    1. 6 The Internet and TCP/IP   David K. Hunter
      1. Introduction
      2. IP and the Network Layer
      3. Transport Protocols
      4. Internet Routing
      5. The Application Layer
      6. Conclusions
    2. 7 Voice over Internet Protocol Networks   Martin J. Reed
      1. Introduction
      2. IP Phones and the Voice Data Path
      3. Signaling and Control Using H.323 or SIP
      4. Next Generation Networks and the IP Multimedia Subsystem
      5. Network Layer Support for VoIP
      6. Conclusions
    3. 8 Next Generation Network Management   Tony Richardson
      1. Introduction
      2. NGN Features
      3. NGN Architecture
      4. Requirements for Management of NGN
      5. NGN Management Architecture
      6. IP Multimedia Subsystem
      7. Service Oriented Architecture
      8. NGN Management and TMN
      9. Additional Remarks
    4. 9 Customer Premises Networks   David K. Hunter
      1. Introduction to Local Area Networks
      2. Transporting IP
      3. Network Address Translation and Firewalls
      4. Modems
      5. Conclusions
  11. Part Four Cellular Telephone Networks
    1. 10 Evolution of Cellular Systems   Yael Baruch and Daniel Mallah
      1. Introduction
      2. Generations of Cellular Systems
      3. Evolution of Cellular Markets
      4. Cellular Systems Multiple Access Techniques
    2. 11 Principles and Services of First- and Second-generation Cellular Systems   Yael Baruch
      1. Introduction
      2. Principles of First- and Second-generation Cellular Systems
      3. First- and Second-generation Services
      4. Useful 3GPP Documents
    3. 12 First- and Second-generation Cellular Systems   Yael Baruch
      1. Introduction
      2. First-generation Systems
      3. Global System for Mobile Communications
      4. Code Division Multiple Access System
      5. Digital Advanced Mobile Phone System
      6. Comparison of GSM, CDMAOne, D-AMPS Parameters
      7. Appendix 12.1: Simple Explanation of CDMA
      8. Appendix 12.2: Average Data Rate for Each User
    4. 13 Beyond Second-generation Systems   Goff Hill and Yael Baruch
      1. Introduction
      2. Evolution from Second Generation to Third Generation
      3. Two-and-a-half-generation Systems
      4. Third-generation Systems
      5. Three-and-a-half-generation Systems
      6. Fourth-generation Systems
    5. 14 Bluetooth   Ian J. Dilworth
      1. Introduction
      2. Bluetooth Physical Layer
      3. Hop Selection Scheme
      4. Types of Connection
      5. Bluetooth 2
      6. Networking
      7. Interference between Bluetooth and 802.11
      8. Bluetooth Security
      9. Power Consumption
  12. Part Five Analytical and Simulation Modeling
    1. 15 Statistical Analysis and Computer Simulation   Fraidoon Mazda and David K. Hunter
      1. Introduction
      2. Data Presentation
      3. Approximation and Errors
      4. Averages
      5. Dispersion from the Average
      6. Skewness
      7. Combinations and Permutations
      8. Regression and Correlation
      9. Probability
      10. Sampling
      11. Tests of Significance
      12. Computer Simulation of Communications Networks
      13. Programming Simulations
    2. 16 Queuing Theory   Phil Whiting
      1. Introduction
      2. Models
      3. Transform Methods
      4. The M/G/1 Queue in Equilibrium
      5. Queuing Networks
      6. Multiaccess Channels
    3. 17 Teletraffic Theory   R. J. Gibbens
      1. Introduction
      2. Single-link Models
      3. Network Models
      4. Dynamic Routing Strategies
  13. Part Six Mathematical Techniques
    1. 18 Particle Filtering in Digital Communications   E. Punskaya, A. Doucet, and W. J. Fitzgerald
      1. Introduction
      2. Bayesian Filtering
      3. Sequential Monte Carlo
      4. Applications to Digital Communications
      5. Conclusion
    2. 19 Trigonometric Functions and General Formulae   J. Barron
      1. Mathematical Signs and Symbols
      2. Trigonometric Formulae
      3. Method of Least Squares
    3. 20 Calculus   J. Barron
      1. Derivative
      2. Maxima and Minima
      3. Integral
      4. Derivatives and Integrals
      5. Standard Substitutions
      6. Reduction Formulae
      7. Numerical Integration
      8. Vector Calculus
    4. 21 Series and Transforms   J. Barron
      1. Series
      2. Transforms
    5. 22 Matrices and Determinants   J. Barron
      1. Linear Simultaneous Equations
      2. Matrix Arithmetic
      3. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
      4. Coordinate Transformation
      5. Determinants
      6. Properties of Determinants
      7. Numerical Solution of Linear Equations
    6. 23 Fourier Analysis   William J. Fitzgerald
      1. Introduction
      2. Generalized Fourier Expansion
      3. Fourier Transforms
      4. Discrete Sequences
      5. The Discrete Fourier Transform
      6. The Inverse Discrete Fourier Transform
      7. The Fast Fourier Transform
      8. Linear Time-invariant Digital Systems
      9. The Inverse z-transform
      10. Data Truncation
      11. Conclusions
    7. 24 Information Theory   William J. Fitzgerald
      1. Introduction
      2. Information Capacity of a Store
      3. Information and Thermodynamics
      4. Mutual and Self Information
      5. Discrete Memoryless Channels
      6. Discrete Channels with Memory
      7. Continuous Channels
  14. List of Acronyms
  15. Index