Telecommunications Crash Course, Third Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/28/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Fully revised to address the convergence of the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) sectors, the new edition of this cutting-edge guide provides a comprehensive overview of the current telecom landscape. The book focuses on the interdependence of the IT infrastructure, multimedia content, and broadband transport network in today's hyper-connected mobile environment and discusses the importance of storing, delivering, analyzing, tracking, and monetizing content. Emerging telecom technologies are described in detail. This up-to-date resource is essential for TMT professionals, business decision-makers, marketing and sales staff, and students.

Telecommunications Crash Course, Third Edition, covers:

  • Standards and regulations
  • Data communications protocols
  • Telephony, VoIP, SS7, SIP, and IP PBX
  • Premises technologies -- LANs, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, ZigBee, FireWire, Thunderbolt, and USB
  • Content -- multimedia, video, and TV
  • Fixed access technologies, including DSL, cable, DOCSIS 3.0, CMTS, and DSLAM
  • Wireless access technologies such as CDMA, GSM, HSPA, LTE, Bluetooth, RFID, and satellite solutions
  • Transport technologies -- frame relay, ATM, high-speed IP switching, optical networking, DWDM, channelized optics, and optical switching
  • IP, IPv6, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and IP networking
  • IT, telecom, and media convergence
  • Cloud technologies, data centers, analytics, big data, security, Dumb Terminal 2.0, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and other emerging topics

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Changing Industry Landscape. Ch. 1: First Things First (Standards / The Network / The Internet)Ch. 2: Protocols Ch. 3: TelephonyCh. 4: The Byzantine World of Telecom RegulationCh. 5: Access TechnologiesNEW Ch. 6: The Media Game NEW Ch. 7: Fixed Access Technologies NEW Ch. 8: Wireless Access Technologies Ch. 9: Transport TechnologiesNEW Ch. 11: The IT Realm Ch. 12: Industry Market SegmentsNEW Ch. 13: Industry Issues Ch. 14: Final SummaryIndex

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