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Private Telecommunication Networks : Professional development library - Bruce R. Elbert

Private Telecommunication Networks

Professional development library

Hardcover Published: 19th December 1989
ISBN: 9780890063163
Number Of Pages: 488

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Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. 1
Overview of Corporate Telecommunicationp. 2
The New Digital Infrastructurep. 5
Digitization of Long-Distance Networksp. 7
Rapid Growth of Data Communication Applicationsp. 13
Integration of Voice and Datap. 15
New Attractiveness of Satellite Networksp. 16
Age of Deregulationp. 21
ATandT Divestiturep. 21
Local Telephone Service in the USp. 24
Long-Distance Companiesp. 27
Private Network Suppliersp. 30
International Servicesp. 32
Deregulation in Other Countriesp. 36
Growth of Private Networks and Bypassp. 36
Meeting Specialized Requirementsp. 37
Achieving Economy of Scalep. 38
Single Vendor Solutionsp. 39
Regaining Controlp. 40
Example of a Business Networkp. 42
Cross-Reference of Facilities and Applicationsp. 46
General Classes of Public Telecommunication Networksp. 49
Public Telephone Networksp. 49
Local Telephone Servicep. 50
Basic Local Telephone Servicep. 51
Other Telco Offeringsp. 56
Local ISDN Servicesp. 58
Open Network Architecturep. 59
Long-Distance Servicesp. 61
Evaluation of Long-Distance Servicesp. 62
Service Arrangementsp. 63
The Long-Distance Marketplacep. 65
Private Linesp. 67
Virtual Private Networksp. 68
Information Networksp. 68
Videotex and Teletextp. 69
Electronic Library Servicesp. 72
Satellite Networksp. 73
International Satellite Communicationp. 75
Early Domestic Satellite Systemsp. 79
Canadap. 79
U.S. Domestic Systemsp. 81
The SBS Experiencep. 81
Modern Domestic Satellite Systemsp. 85
Benefits of Satellite Communicationp. 85
Telex Networksp. 89
Public Data Networksp. 91
Electronic Mail Servicesp. 94
Miscellaneous Networksp. 97
Pagingp. 97
Radio Common Carriersp. 98
Position Location and Data Acquisition Servicesp. 99
Cellular Mobile Telephone Servicep. 101
Business Applicationsp. 105
Private Business Communicationp. 105
Satisfying Administrative Needsp. 106
Satisfying Strategic Needsp. 106
Distinction from Public Networksp. 107
Voice Communicationp. 108
Telephone Subscriber Equipmentp. 109
Switching within a Building or Facilityp. 110
Key Systemsp. 112
Private Branch Exchange (PBX)p. 116
CENTREX Servicep. 121
Voice Mailp. 123
Speech Recognition and Voice Responsep. 124
Autodialersp. 126
Private Line Usagep. 126
Tie Lines between Locationsp. 127
Foreign Exchange Linesp. 129
Private Trunksp. 129
Special Access Provisionsp. 130
Telemarketingp. 131
Use of WATSp. 132
Automatic Call Distributionp. 132
Audio Signal Distributionp. 135
Hoot and Hollerp. 135
Private Audio Broadcastingp. 136
Voice Cipherp. 137
Data Communicationp. 139
Generic Applicationsp. 140
Time-Sharingp. 141
Batch Modep. 142
Databasep. 143
Inquiry-Responsep. 143
Electronic Mailp. 144
Data Communication Environmentsp. 149
Open System Interconnection (OSI)p. 154
System Architecturep. 156
IBM (SNA)p. 157
DEC (DNA, DECnet)p. 162
Application Layer Protocolsp. 164
Business Video Communicationp. 169
Private Video Broadcastingp. 170
Interactive Video Trainingp. 171
Teleconferencing (Meeting)p. 172
Digital Integration of Networksp. 177
Digital Technologiesp. 178
Signal Processing of Voice, Data, and Videop. 180
Source Encodingp. 180
Compressionp. 183
Encryptionp. 185
Switching and Multiplexingp. 187
Network Accessp. 187
Circuit Switchingp. 189
Packet Switchingp. 191
Time Division Multiplexingp. 196
Statistical Multiplexingp. 201
Digital Access and Cross-Connect Systemp. 203
High-Level Multiplexingp. 205
Fast Packet Switchingp. 209
Channel Coding and Modulationp. 213
Error Correctionp. 213
Digital Modulation Systemsp. 216
Terrestrial Transmission Systemsp. 218
Coaxial Cablep. 218
Fiber Optic Cablep. 220
Microwave Systemsp. 222
Satellite Communication Networksp. 224
Service Capabilitiesp. 225
Thick Route T1p. 225
Thin Route Data and Voice (VSAT)p. 228
INTELSAT Business Service (IBS)p. 232
Satellite Access Methodsp. 235
Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA)p. 235
Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)p. 240
Packet Satellite Accessp. 243
Demand Assignment Multiple Access (DAMA)p. 248
Network Managementp. 253
Definition of Network Managementp. 253
Monitor and Control (MandC) Capabilitiesp. 255
Switchp. 255
Transmission Linkp. 257
Network Monitoring and Control (NMandC)p. 259
Equipment MandC Interfacesp. 260
NMandC Networkingp. 262
Alarm Monitoringp. 268
Network Operations Centerp. 270
Network Reconfigurationp. 274
Administrative Operations (AO)p. 275
Service Ordersp. 276
Facilities Managementp. 277
Inventoryp. 277
Customer-User Directoryp. 278
Billingp. 279
Repair Administrationp. 279
Integrated Network Management Systemsp. 280
GTE Network Management Control Centerp. 280
NMCC Overviewp. 281
Common Database Approachp. 281
Network Control Subsystemsp. 283
Administrative Subsystemsp. 285
IBM NetView and NetView/PCp. 287
Other Integrated Management Systemsp. 289
NEC ISDN Network Managementp. 289
ATandT Unified Network Management Architecturep. 290
OSI Management Standardsp. 293
Network Design and Economicsp. 295
Objectives of Economic Studiesp. 295
Review of Economic Conceptsp. 296
Investment Costp. 297
Annual Costp. 297
Depreciationp. 297
Cost of Moneyp. 298
Present Valuep. 298
Apples to Apples Comparisonp. 299
Evaluation of Deltasp. 299
Planning for the Futurep. 300
Integration of Usesp. 301
Break-Even Pointsp. 301
Business Development Leveragep. 302
Defining the Networkp. 302
Estimating Demandp. 302
Using Surveysp. 304
Network Engineeringp. 305
Circuit Switched Traffic Analysisp. 306
Packet Switched Traffic Analysisp. 312
Network Topologyp. 318
Inventorying What You Havep. 319
Selecting Nodes and Technologyp. 320
Applying VSATsp. 321
Including Per-Call Servicesp. 323
Estimating Network Investment Costp. 323
Configuration Diagramsp. 324
Investment Cost Elementsp. 326
Use of Spread-Sheet Modelp. 328
Estimating Annual Costp. 330
Components of Annual Costp. 330
Depreciation of Equipment and Facilitiesp. 331
Cost of Moneyp. 331
Taxes and Insurancep. 332
Operations and Maintenancep. 333
Long-Term Leases and Service Contractsp. 335
Per-Call Chargesp. 336
Specialized Network Analysis Softwarep. 340
General Classes of Softwarep. 341
Communication Network Simulation (COMNET)p. 342
Modular Interactive Network Designer (MIND)p. 344
Mind DATAp. 345
Mind Voicep. 345
Mind Pricerp. 346
Mind Packetp. 346
Particular Economic Studiesp. 347
Lease versus Buyp. 347
Bulk Commitment versus Piecemealp. 348
Reconfiguration of the Networkp. 348
Retiring a Networkp. 349
Switching Costsp. 350
Buying Hardware and Servicesp. 351
Management of Implementation and Operationp. 351
Implementation and Operationp. 351
Operations and Maintenancep. 354
Sources of Equipment for Purchasep. 356
Major Corporationsp. 357
Large Manufacturersp. 360
Established Suppliersp. 362
Start-Up Venturesp. 363
Obtaining Telecommunication Servicesp. 364
Reasons for Obtaining Servicesp. 364
Contracting with Manufacturers and Carriersp. 367
Generation of System Specificationsp. 368
Statement of Workp. 372
Contractual Terms and Conditionsp. 372
RFP Release to Industryp. 374
Evaluation of Proposalsp. 375
Negotiating the Contractp. 376
Mitigating Risksp. 378
Schedule Delayp. 378
New Technologyp. 380
Acts of Godp. 382
Inadequate Maintenance or Network Managementp. 382
Strategies for Networksp. 385
Competitive Strategy in Businessp. 386
Value Chainp. 387
Versions of Competitionp. 389
Rival Firmsp. 390
Substitute Productsp. 391
Suppliersp. 391
Buyersp. 392
Potential New Entrantsp. 392
Business Strategyp. 393
Basic Network Strategyp. 395
Controlling Your Own Destinyp. 396
Resellingp. 398
Foster Dependence among Customersp. 399
Strategic Use of Public Network Servicesp. 401
Case Studiesp. 402
Corporate Digital Backbonep. 402
VSAT Transaction Networkp. 405
Reseller of Excess Capacityp. 406
Directions for Telecommunication Strategyp. 407
Conclusionp. 409
What Are the Key Factors?p. 409
Understanding Technology Trendsp. 410
Understanding the Requirementsp. 411
Performing the Trade-offsp. 412
Management Must Managep. 413
Working with Vendors and Consultantsp. 414
Where Are We Going?p. 415
The Digital Environmentp. 419
Advanced Network Management Conceptsp. 422
Mobile Communicationp. 423
Regulatory Changep. 424
Better Educated Telecommunication Managementp. 426
University Programsp. 426
Industrial Training Coursesp. 428
Seminars and Home Study Coursesp. 429
Future Education Trendsp. 430
Toward the New Telecommunicationp. 430
Glossaryp. 433
Bibliographyp. 441
Indexp. 443
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ISBN: 9780890063163
ISBN-10: 0890063168
Series: Professional development library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 19th December 1989
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.88