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Telecommunication in the 21st Century : The Real and the Virtual - Michel Feneyrol

Telecommunication in the 21st Century : The Real and the Virtual

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As we enter the next millenium, the technological revolution is all set to speed up. Advances will be shaped by many factors: technological breakthroughs; market forces; politics; and economics. Yet more importantly, they will be shaped by human and social factors, and the success or failure of products and services will largely be driven by consumer demand. This study of the future of telecommunications sets out to distinguish between what will become reality and what will remain hypothetical, focusing on the most feasible developments. It covers a wide range of telecommunication services, from components to networks, from mobile to wideband services, from telephones to interactive television.

Servicesp. 1
Society and the interconnected communication services of the 21st centuryp. 1
Residential servicesp. 25
Business servicesp. 40
Servicing servicesp. 59
Networksp. 63
Major issuesp. 64
Architecturesp. 69
From basic transport of distributed intelligencep. 82
Operations: management services and networksp. 115
Mobility: services and networksp. 123
Services for mobiles and people on the movep. 123
Mobile communication networksp. 140
Technologies and techniquesp. 155
Information technologies and techniquesp. 157
Appropriate powerp. 178
Software, the key to communication softwarep. 180
Human and economic sciences in telecommunicationsp. 195
Glossaryp. 199
Further Readingp. 213
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9783540761907
ISBN-10: 354076190X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.34