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Telecommunications Internetworking : Delivering Services Across the Networks - P.J. Louis

Telecommunications Internetworking

Delivering Services Across the Networks

By: P.J. Louis, Steve Chapman (Editor)

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Manage service across "networks of networks"

"Telecommunications Internetworking delivers the information you need to be a player in today's and tomorrow's internetworked telecom -- the quickly evolving field, where technology and economics are inextricably linked. This unique, first-of-its-kind resource gives you both in-depth technical explanations and prescient business forecasts, in everyday language. Writing with the expertise of both an electrical engineer and a communications industry executive, author P. J. Louis explains the technology behind networks, from the intricate technical steps involved in a common landline phone call to the practicalities of linking all types of systems. Along with an understanding of PCS/cellular, paging, satellite, Internet/LANs/WANs, SS7, and cabling technologies, you'll gain the insight and confidence you need to:


* Design telecom networks of enduring value Base business decisions on a savvy overview of technologies, their interrelationships, and their futures
* Position your network advantageously for connectivity, access, seamlessness, convergence, and artificial intelligence
* Link networks using the most farsighted technical options
* Evaluate networks' potentials and roles as telecom providers
* Discover money-making services that networks can provide not only to consumers, but also to each other
* Gain a farsighted view of intelligent networking and other emerging technologies
* Anticipate technical changes that will affect future network success

Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
What Is a Telecommunications Network?p. 1
Network Componentsp. 3
Switches or Routersp. 4
Databasep. 4
Transmission Facilitiesp. 4
Network Management Systemsp. 5
Subscriber Billing Systemsp. 6
Customer Care and Provisioningp. 6
Network Signalingp. 6
Multifrequency Signalingp. 7
Multifrequency Applicationsp. 8
Common-Channel Signaling (CCS)p. 9
CCS Network Architecturep. 10
The OSI Modelp. 12
The OSI Layersp. 12
The SS7 Layersp. 14
Network Typesp. 16
Network Typesp. 17
Wireline/Landline Telephone Networksp. 17
Cellular and Personal Communications Services (PCS) Networksp. 18
Personal Communications Services (PCS)p. 20
Paging Systemsp. 22
Satellitesp. 22
Cable Television Networksp. 23
The Internetp. 24
Interconnection Typesp. 25
Network Intelligencep. 27
Network Elementsp. 28
Network Servicesp. 30
Operational Support Systems and Servicesp. 30
Information Mediationp. 33
Call-Detail Records and Subscriber Billingp. 33
Network Managementp. 35
Network-Element Managementp. 36
Network Systems Managementp. 37
Service Managementp. 37
Customer Carep. 38
Summaryp. 38
The Telecommunications Hub--Creating Valuep. 39
Interconnection Typesp. 42
Importance of Interconnectionp. 45
Interconnection between Different Network Providersp. 47
Service Provider Perceptionsp. 51
Interconnection Products and Servicesp. 52
Specifications versus Standardsp. 54
Interface Types: Standards versus De Factop. 57
Example of Infrastructure Servicesp. 59
Points of Viewp. 62
Evaluating New Servicesp. 63
Network Planningp. 64
Architectural Switching Planp. 65
Routing Techniquesp. 69
Transmission Planp. 72
Addressing/Numbering Plansp. 76
Network Signaling Planp. 78
Network Management Planp. 79
Subscriber Billing/Customer Support Planp. 84
Summaryp. 85
Basic Network Technologiesp. 87
Network Structuresp. 89
Tree Architecturep. 90
Ring Architecturep. 91
Star Architecturep. 93
Routing Techniquesp. 95
Hierarchical Routing/Alternate Routingp. 96
Dynamic Routingp. 100
Packet Switchingp. 102
Routing Relationshipsp. 102
Transmission Facilitiesp. 103
Transmission Types: Advantages and Disadvantagesp. 104
Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)p. 107
Evaluating Transmission Facilitiesp. 112
Transmission Business Opportunitiesp. 113
Local Loopp. 114
Summaryp. 123
Network Signaling and Its Applicationsp. 125
Intersystem Signalingp. 127
Multifrequency (MF) Signalingp. 127
Signaling System 7 (SS7)p. 132
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)p. 139
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)p. 148
Frame Relayp. 151
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)p. 154
Network Applicationsp. 158
Summaryp. 162
Applicationsp. 165
The Process of Creationp. 169
The Unique Nature of Telecommunications Services Pricingp. 172
Getting Down to Business: Applicationsp. 175
Network-Based Subscriber Servicesp. 175
Network-Based Carrier Servicesp. 180
Operations Support Network Servicesp. 189
Summaryp. 195
Wireline Telephone Networksp. 199
Network/Traffic Structurep. 202
Local Network Structurep. 202
Toll Network Structurep. 207
Switch Typesp. 211
Applying Wireline Network Structuresp. 213
The Hubp. 215
Applications/Products/Servicesp. 217
Networks within Networks: Layering Opportunitiesp. 222
ILEC Challenges and the Futurep. 224
Outsourcingp. 228
Common Technical and Business Preceptsp. 238
The State of Switching/Multifunctional Switchingp. 240
Summaryp. 240
Wireless--Cellular and Personal Communications Services Networksp. 243
Historyp. 244
Differences between Wireless and Wirelinep. 246
Mobility: Personal and Terminap. 249
Cellular and PCS Carriers--Regulatory Operating Environmentp. 251
Cellular Carrier--Regulatiorp. 251
Cellular Frequency Channelsp. 255
Personal Communications Service (PCS)--Regulationp. 255
From the Perspective of the Cellular Carriersp. 257
Personal Communications Service (PCS) Frequency Channelsp. 260
Cellular and PCS Network Conceptsp. 262
Transmitterp. 262
Receiverp. 262
Cellular and PCS System Concept Reviewp. 263
Design Conceptp. 264
Network Components/Network Elementsp. 270
Mobile Switching Center (MSC)p. 272
Databasesp. 272
Radio Equipmentp. 273
Network Interconnectp. 273
Network Signalingp. 274
Network Applications and Servicesp. 278
Cost Controlp. 281
Service Bundlingp. 282
Intelligent Networkingp. 284
The Internetp. 287
The Wireless Local Loopp. 289
Leveraging Assetsp. 291
Convergence: The Network and Business Interconnectp. 294
Summaryp. 296
Paging Systemsp. 297
Paging Radio Frequency Spectrum Requirementsp. 299
Paging Architecturep. 301
Paging Network Elementsp. 301
Typical Architectural Configurationsp. 305
Paging Company Types and Numberingp. 308
Addressing in Traditional Pagingp. 308
Traditional Paging Network and Interconnectionp. 311
Traditional Paging Air Interface and Network Signaling Protocolsp. 316
Fixed Network Signaling Protocolsp. 317
Paging Air Interface Protocolsp. 318
Paging Broadcast Operationsp. 320
Differences between Paging and Cellular/PCS Operationsp. 322
Coveragep. 322
Antenna Designp. 323
Data Transmission Qualityp. 326
Base Station Designp. 326
Operational Support Systemsp. 327
Customer Care and Billingp. 328
Paging Business Paradigm/Environmentp. 331
Convergence: Applications and Servicesp. 332
Summaryp. 336
Satellite Communications Systemsp. 339
What Is a Satellite?p. 342
Satellite Housingp. 345
Power Systemp. 345
Antenna Systemp. 346
Station-Keeping Systemp. 346
Transpondersp. 346
Satellite Spectrum Bandsp. 347
Satellite Classificationsp. 349
Satellite Network Architecturep. 351
Multi-Beam Satellite Network Architecturep. 355
Earth Stationsp. 355
Satellite Accessp. 358
Similarities and Difference between Satellite and Terrestrial Systemsp. 366
Differencesp. 367
Similaritiesp. 369
Common Networking Principlesp. 370
Applicationsp. 377
Entertainmentp. 378
Educationp. 381
Data Transmissionp. 382
Public Telecommunicationsp. 382
Access--An Applicationp. 382
Long-Distance/International Voice and Datap. 384
Television Broadcasting: Over the Air and Cablep. 385
Direct to Home Broadcastingp. 387
Radio Broadcastsp. 388
Satellite Telephonyp. 389
Summaryp. 391
Cable Television Networksp. 393
Cable Television Network Architecturep. 395
Early CATV System Operatiorp. 396
Cable Television Systems Layoutsp. 399
Basic Network Configurationsp. 405
CATV Transmission Facilitiesp. 407
A Broader View of CATV/Cable Television: Technology and Servicesp. 411
Contentp. 412
The Networkp. 414
Other Delivery Mechanismsp. 418
Convergencep. 420
Summaryp. 421
The Internetp. 423
What Is the Internet?p. 425
Internet Network Architecturep. 425
Components of the Internetp. 428
Internet Routingp. 429
The Language of the Internetp. 432
Internet Access and Network Interconnectionp. 433
Applicationsp. 437
Convergence--Business of the Internetp. 442
Summaryp. 444
The Economics of and Requirements for Becoming a Telecommunications Carrierp. 447
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Other Regulatory Commitmentsp. 448
Other Regulatory Commitmentsp. 453
Cost Components and Pricing Approachesp. 457
Construction and Operational Goalsp. 460
Telecommunications Carriers: Interconnecting for the Futurep. 463
Moving Forwardp. 466
Acronyms, Definitions, and Terminologyp. 467
Network Interconnection Document Summaryp. 497
Interface Typesp. 498
Comparisonsp. 500
SS7 Based Interface Descriptionsp. 501
Multifrequency--Based Interface Descriptionsp. 502
GR2145-CORE Summary Descriptions of the CCS Supported Interfacesp. 505
POI-T7 and POI-S7 (ISUP): Direct Trunk Accessp. 508
POI-T9 and POI-S9 (ISUP): Emergency Services Accessp. 509
POI-T11 and POI-S11 (ISUP): Operator Services Accessp. 509
Other IS293 Interfaces: Call Management Featuresp. 509
A Summary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996p. 515
Resale Based-Entry Into Local Competitionp. 518
Unbundling Based Entry into Local Competition: Unbundled Network Elementsp. 519
Facilities-Based Entry into Local Competitionp. 521
Bibliographyp. 523
Indexp. 525
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ISBN: 9780071356541
ISBN-10: 0071356541
Series: McGraw-Hill Telecommunications
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 564
Published: 29th March 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 19.68  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.93