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Broadband Networking : A Beginner's Guide - Glen Carty

Broadband Networking

A Beginner's Guide

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Published: 16th May 2002
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Learn to design and build a broadband network with help from this easy-to-understand introductory guide. You'll get practical info on everything from hardware and software to design concepts and sample network blueprints. Includes hundreds of figures and illustrations to help put information in a visual context.

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
The Move to Broadband
Introduction to Broadbandp. 3
What Is Broadband?p. 4
Broadband Versus Basebandp. 4
Market Drivers: The Appeal of Broadbandp. 7
The Convenience of Broadbandp. 9
Digital TVp. 9
The Internetp. 18
New Corporate Initiativesp. 27
Summaryp. 30
Commercial and Residential Networksp. 31
Home Networkingp. 32
Growth of Home PCsp. 32
Phone-Line Networkingp. 34
Power-Line Networkingp. 39
Wireless Networksp. 47
Wired Networks: Ethernetp. 57
Multiunit Solutionsp. 63
Factors for Considerationp. 64
Possible Solutionsp. 65
Corporate Networking Solutionsp. 69
VPNsp. 69
Summaryp. 74
Access Networks
Evolution and Technical Foundationp. 77
Evolution and Convergencep. 78
Telecommunicationsp. 78
Computer Data Networksp. 79
Broadcast Networksp. 81
Convergencep. 84
Technical Foundationsp. 84
Modulation Techniquesp. 85
Error Detection and Correction Techniquesp. 93
Challenges and Limitations of the Transmission Mediump. 97
Summaryp. 101
DSL Access Networksp. 103
The State of Affairsp. 104
Challenges of the Local Loopp. 106
The DSL Familyp. 113
Power Spectral Density: A Common Issuep. 115
HDSL: High Bit-Rate DSLp. 116
The Drive to HDSL2 or SHDSLp. 120
SDSL: Symmetric DSLp. 122
IDSL: ISDN DSLp. 123
ADSL: Asymmetric DSLp. 124
G.Lite, G.992.2, or ADSL litep. 137
RADSL: Rate-Adaptive DSLp. 139
VDSL: Very High Data Rate DSLp. 139
Summaryp. 148
Cable Access Networksp. 149
Fundamentals of Cable Networks: Coaxial Distribution Networkp. 151
Cable Architecturep. 152
New Services for the New HFC Networkp. 158
Data Services over Cablep. 158
Cable Telephonyp. 168
Digital Audio-Visual Services over Cablep. 175
Summaryp. 182
Wireless Access Networksp. 183
Characteristics of Wireless Access Networksp. 184
Spectrum Managementp. 185
Fundamentals of Wireless Technologyp. 191
Broadband Wireless Solutionsp. 205
LMDS: Local Multipoint Distribution Servicep. 207
MMDSp. 215
U-NII Solutionsp. 218
3G as a Broadband Access Solutionp. 223
DBS: Direct Broadcast Satellitep. 224
GEO and LEO Planned Venturesp. 228
Summaryp. 232
FTTx Access Networksp. 233
Fiber to the X Access Networksp. 234
Backgroundp. 235
The Passive Optical Networkp. 237
Business Drivers for FTTxp. 246
Summaryp. 251
Digital Transmission and Frame Relayp. 253
Corporate Issuesp. 254
Point of Demarcationp. 255
Private Circuit Solutions and Digital Transmissionp. 256
Multiplexingp. 257
Frame Relay Access Solutionsp. 269
Backgroundp. 269
The Technologyp. 271
Summaryp. 284
Emerging Broadband Access Technologiesp. 287
Emerging Passive Optical Network Technologiesp. 288
Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPONs)p. 289
Gigabit Ethernet as a Broadband Access Technologyp. 294
Gigabit Ethernetp. 296
The Case for Gigabit Ethernet: The LAN WAN Missing Linkp. 302
10 Gigabit Ethernet: IEEE 802.3ae Emerging Standardp. 306
Summaryp. 317
Core Technologies
Fiber Magic: Fiber Optics, WDM/DWDMp. 321
Fiber Optic and the Magic of Lightp. 322
A Historical Perspectivep. 323
Technical Foundationp. 329
WDM and DWDMp. 345
WDMp. 346
Summaryp. 356
The Metro Area and Core Networkp. 357
SONET/SDHp. 359
SONEt/SDH Background and Architecturep. 360
SONET/SDH Topologiesp. 376
Asynchronous Transfer Modep. 380
Architecture and Basic Functionsp. 381
The ATM Interfaces and Cell Structurep. 393
The ATM Network and Switching Functionsp. 395
ATM Signalingp. 400
LAN Emulationp. 402
The Future of ATMp. 404
Multiprotocol Label Switchingp. 405
MPLS Overviewp. 406
MPLS Operation and Componentsp. 408
Summaryp. 415
Beyond Broadband
Convergence and Content Servicesp. 419
Convergencep. 420
ATM and SONET Versus IP and Ethernetp. 420
Security Issuesp. 424
Flash Crowds and Bottlenecksp. 428
Content Delivery Networks (CDN)p. 429
CDN Service Descriptionp. 429
Evolution of Content Deliveryp. 432
CDN Summaryp. 439
Layer 4 Switchingp. 439
Why Layer 4 Switchingp. 440
Summaryp. 441
Indexp. 443
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ISBN: 9780072195101
ISBN-10: 007219510X
Series: Network Professional's Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 492
Published: 16th May 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.84