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Broadband Crash Course : Crash Course - P.J. Louis

Broadband Crash Course

Crash Course

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Published: 28th August 2001
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Survival Guide to Understanding -- and Profiting From -- Broadband

Get the right answers for smart broadband decision making-- from financial, management and marketing to equipment, applications, and protocols. "Broadband Crash Course examines broadband delivery in terms of markets and business opportunities. Writing with the surety and thoroughness of a telecom insider and business executive, P.J. Louis clearly and painlessly demonstrates how broadband services are delivered over today's complex telecommunications infrastructure, minus the heavy-duty math. This one-of-a-kind guide is your chance to learn about:


* Service bundling (voice, Internet access, e-mail, etc.) across all major network types (wireless, IP, cable, satellite, LANs, etc.)
* Benefits of wireline and wireless broadband technologies
* Service bundling and provisioning across the wireline and wireless broadband networks
* The Local Loop and its future
* Coaxing more applications from the technologies you've got
* Business models that have proven themselves in the real world
* 3G wireless, the wireless Internet, softswitching, M-commerce: how will they affect your business?

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xiv
What is a Broadband Network?p. 1
Transmission Facilitiesp. 2
Transmission Types: Advantages and Disadvantagesp. 4
Metalp. 4
Fiber Opticsp. 5
Multiplexing Techniquesp. 8
A Growing Problem: Pole Space/Conduit Spacep. 8
Microwave/Radio (Cellular, PCS, etc.)p. 11
Wireless Transmissions (Cellular, PCS Bands, LMDS, etc.)p. 15
Wireless Transmission Rangesp. 16
Evaluating Transmission Facilitiesp. 20
Transmission Media: Data Ratesp. 22
Analog versus Digitalp. 23
Network Signalingp. 25
Multi-Frequency Signalingp. 27
Common Channel Signaling (CCS)p. 29
Common Channel Signaling (CCS) Network Architecturep. 31
The OSI Network Modelp. 33
The OSI Layersp. 33
The SS7 Model and The SS7 Layersp. 34
Transitioning Existing Network Technology: Issuesp. 38
Summaryp. 39
Transmission Conceptsp. 41
Basic Impairments to Voice Transmissionsp. 43
Attenuation Distortionp. 43
Phase Distortionp. 44
Noisep. 46
Echop. 50
Singingp. 51
Digital and Analog: What Are They?p. 52
Multiplexingp. 55
Digitizing the Analog Signal: Pulse Code Modulationp. 58
Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM)p. 58
Codingp. 62
Other Modulation Techniquesp. 68
Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM)p. 68
Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation (ADPCM)p. 69
Continuously Variable Slope Delta Modulation (CVSD)p. 69
Vector Quantizing Code (VQC)p. 70
High-Capacity Voice (HCV)p. 70
Transmission: Local versus Long Distancep. 71
Long Distancep. 71
Local Loopp. 72
Routing Methodologiesp. 74
Hierarchical Routing/Alternate Routingp. 74
Dynamic Routingp. 78
Packet Switchingp. 80
Routing Issuesp. 81
Summaryp. 82
Fiber Broadband Network Technologiesp. 83
Optical Historyp. 83
Understanding the Physics of Fiber Opticsp. 85
The Structure of a Fiber Optic Transmission Facilityp. 87
Fiber Optic Light Sourcesp. 89
Grades of Fiberp. 90
Multimodep. 91
Single Mode Fiberp. 94
Fiber Optic Usesp. 95
Optical Transmission Formatsp. 98
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)p. 100
Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)p. 103
SDH and SONET: In Perspectivep. 104
Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM)p. 105
WDM/DWDM Capacitiesp. 107
Free-space Opticsp. 109
Implementation Issuesp. 111
Summaryp. 113
Metallic Broadband Technologiesp. 115
Local Loopp. 115
Digital Subscriber Line Technologies: xDSLp. 118
Reasons for xDSLp. 119
Deploying xDSLp. 122
Components of xDSLp. 123
Types of xDSLp. 125
High Data Rate Digital Subscriber Line (HDSL)p. 126
Very High Data Rate Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL)p. 127
ISDN Digital Subscriber Line (IDSL)p. 127
Single Digital Subscriber Line (S-DSL)p. 127
Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line (SDSL)p. 127
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)p. 128
Rate Adaptive Digital Subscriber Line (RADSL)p. 129
Advantages of xDSLp. 129
Disadvantages of xDSLp. 131
Coaxial Cablep. 131
Hybrid Fiber--Coaxial Cablep. 132
Metal versus Fiber: Decision Processp. 135
Summaryp. 135
Wireless Broadband Technologiesp. 137
Wireless Broadband Implementationsp. 138
Cellular/Personal Communications Services (PCS)p. 139
Cellular Carriersp. 139
Personal Communications Services (PCS)p. 141
Wireless Broadband Implementations: Cellular and PCS Core Discussionp. 144
What Is 3G?p. 144
Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)p. 145
Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)p. 150
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)p. 151
3G Wireless Service Implementationsp. 157
High-Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCD)p. 158
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)p. 159
Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)p. 160
Wideband CDMAp. 162
Code Division Multiple Access 2000 (CDMA2000)p. 164
Satellite Communications Systemsp. 166
What Is a Satellite?p. 167
Satellite Spectrum Bandsp. 169
Satellite Classificationsp. 173
Other Satellite Classificationsp. 173
Satellite Signaling Applicationsp. 175
Satellite Wireless Broadbandp. 176
Satellite Internet Issuesp. 177
Wireless Local Loop (WLL)p. 180
Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) and Local Multipoint Communications Service (LMCS) Carriersp. 183
LMDS/LMCS Radio Impairmentsp. 184
LMDS/LMCS Servicesp. 186
Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS) Carriersp. 186
Summaryp. 189
Network Signaling Formatsp. 191
Intersystem Signaling (Internetwork Signaling)p. 193
Multi-Frequency (MF) Signalingp. 193
Signaling System 7 (SS7)/Common Channel Signaling 7 (CCS7)p. 196
SS7 Benefitsp. 197
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)p. 199
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Signaling Descriptionp. 201
ATM Advantagesp. 202
ATM Disadvantagesp. 203
ATM Cost--Benefit Discussionp. 204
ATM and Its Role in the Future of Broadbandp. 205
ATM Mechanicsp. 206
Frame Relayp. 212
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)p. 216
TCP/IP Protocol Architecturep. 217
Summaryp. 220
Commercial Applications: Business Segmentsp. 221
Wireline Telephone Networksp. 222
End Officep. 224
Tandemsp. 224
Wireline Telephone Network/Traffic Structurep. 225
Wireline Services--No Broadbandp. 230
Wireless Carrier Networksp. 232
Cellular and Personal Communications Services (PCS)p. 232
Cellular Carrier--Regulationp. 232
Personal Communications Service (PCS) Regulationp. 235
From the Perspective of the Cellular Carriersp. 235
Cellular and PCS Network Conceptsp. 236
Cellular and PCS Broadband Servicesp. 238
Satellitep. 239
Satellite Wireless Broadbandp. 240
Wireless Local Loopp. 240
The Internet: A Broadband Business Spacep. 241
What Is the Internet?p. 242
Internet Network Architecturep. 243
New Types of Telecommunications Service Providersp. 244
The Key to Creating Servicesp. 247
Summaryp. 248
Broadband Convergencep. 251
Broadband Attributesp. 253
Wireless Broadband: 4Gp. 253
The Local Loop Bandwidth Barrierp. 254
The Internetp. 255
Who Will Use Broadband Services?p. 257
Summaryp. 260
Acronyms, Definitions, and Terminologyp. 261
Bibliographyp. 311
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780071380607
ISBN-10: 0071380604
Series: Crash Course
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 28th August 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.53