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The Telecommunications Handbook: Engineering Guidelines for Fixed, Mobile and Satellite Systems by Jyrki T. J. Penttinen

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1 Introduction

Jyrki T. J. Penttinen

1.1 General

This chapter provides an introduction to the contents of the book. It also includes high level information about telecommunications, and instructions on how to utilize the modular structure of the chapters in an efficient way.

The main idea of the book is to combine the theoretical and practical aspects of the complete telecommunication fields, including fixed, mobile, satellite, broadcast and special systems, which is clarified in this chapter.

This Telecommunications Handbook describes principles and details of all the major and modern telecommunications systems that are relevant for the industry and to end-users, and gives useful information about usage, architectures, functioning, planning, construction, measurements and optimization. The book describes applications, equipment, radio, transport and core networks of the selected systems. The book focuses on practical descriptions and gives useful tips for the planning, setup, measurements, optimization, utilization and feasible options. In general, the book will help readers to understand the complete telecommunications field in a practical way.

The contents include the introduction of each technology, evolution path, feasibility, utilization, motivation, importance, solution, network architecture, and technical functioning of the systems. This includes signaling, coding, different modes for channel delivery and security of core and radio system as well as the planning of ...

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