An Introduction to Broadband Networks

LANs, MANs, ATM, B-ISDN, and Optical Networks for Integrated Multimedia Telecommunications Anthony S. Acampora ... OF DIGITAL SWITCHING Second Edition • Edited by John C. McDonald AN INTRODUCTION TO BROADBAND NETWORKS: LANs, MANs, ATM, ...

Author: Anthony S. Acampora

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475791658

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

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This is an elementary textbook on an advanced topic: broadband telecommunica tion networks. I must declare at the outset that this book is not primarily intended for an audience of telecommunication specialists who are weIl versed in the concepts, system architectures, and underlying technologies of high-speed, multi media, bandwidth-on-demand, packet-switching networks, although the techni caIly sophisticated telecommunication practitioner may wish to use it as a refer ence. Nor is this book intended to be an advanced textbook on the subject of broadband networks. Rather, this book is primarily intended for those eager to leam more about this exciting fron tier in the field of telecommunications, an audience that includes systems designers, hardware and software engineers, en gineering students, R&D managers, and market planners who seek an understand ing of local-, metropolitan-, and wide-area broadband networks for integrating voice, data, image, and video. Its primary audience also includes researchers and engineers from other disciplines or other branches of telecommunications who anticipate a future involvement in, or who would simply like to leam more about, the field of broadband networks, along with scientific researchers and corporate telecommunication and data communication managers whose increasingly sophis ticated applications would benefit from (and drive the need for) broadband net works. Advanced topics are certainly not ignored (in fact, a plausible argument could be mounted that aIl of the material is advanced, given the infancy of the topic).

Introduction to Broadband Communication Systems

Exploring why broadband networks are important in modern-day telecommunications, Introduction to Broadband Communication Systems covers the concepts and components of bot

Author: Cajetan M. Akujuobi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 142006150X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

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Broadband networks, such as asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), frame relay, and leased lines, allow us to easily access multimedia services (data, voice, and video) in one package. Exploring why broadband networks are important in modern-day telecommunications, Introduction to Broadband Communication Systems covers the concepts and components of both standard and emerging broadband communication network systems. After introducing the fundamental concepts of broadband communication systems, the book discusses Internet-based networks, such as intranets and extranets. It then addresses the networking technologies of X.25 and frame relay, fiber channels, a synchronous optical network (SONET), a virtual private network (VPN), an integrated service digital network (ISDN), broadband ISDN (B-ISDN), and ATM. The authors also cover access networks, including digital subscriber lines (DSL), cable modems, and passive optical networks, as well as explore wireless networks, such as wireless data services, personal communications services (PCS), and satellite communications. The book concludes with chapters on network management, network security, and network testing, fault tolerance, and analysis. With up-to-date, detailed information on the state-of-the-art technology in broadband communication systems, this resource illustrates how some networks have the potential of eventually replacing traditional dial-up Internet. Requiring only a general knowledge of communication systems theory, the text is suitable for a one- or two-semester course for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in engineering as well as for short seminars on broadband communication systems.

Integrated Broadband Networks

... Bruce Egan Integrated Broadband Networks : TCP / IP , ATM , SDHISONET , and WDM / Optics , Byeong Gi Lee and Woojune Kim Internet E - mail : Protocols , Standards , and Implementation , Lawrence Hughes Introduction to ...

Author: Byeong Gi Lee

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781580531634

Category: Computers

Page: 605

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"Explanations of the technologies are provided within the concepts of architecture and layering models, multiplexing and switching methods, routing algorithms and protocols, network control, traffic management methods, and QoS support. The book also offers one of the first overviews of the IP over WDM field."--Cover.

Integrated Broadband Networks

Written by experts directly involved in the B-ISDN standards evolution, this book introduces the idea of integrated networks, and gives an overview of the current standardization situation.

Author: Rainer Händel

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company


Category: Computers

Page: 230

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Written by experts directly involved in the B-ISDN standards evolution, this book introduces the idea of integrated networks, and gives an overview of the current standardization situation. It discusses existing broadband networks based on the arising international standards, and explains how ATM is the basis for B-ISDN.

Integrated Broadband Communication Networks and Services

Scenarios for Introduction of Broadband Services in Telecommunication Networks Rolf B Haugen and Bente Mannsåker Norwegian Telecom Research, P.O. Box 83, 2007 Kjeller, Norway Abstract There are large activities worldwide to specify and ...

Author: V.B. Iversen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483298426

Category: Computers

Page: 468

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The importance of Broadband Communications in shaping the future telecommunication network has achieved world-wide recognition. This volume validates the huge significance of the field and explores key items concerning research, development and applications. The ideas and experiences presented will be of great interest to operators and users, for research and development, from both a technical and a commercial perspective.

Building Broadband Networks

6.1 INTRODUCTION The demand for inexpensive and dependable communications services that resolve local loop problems and enable access to bandwidth-intensive multimedia applications contributes to the development of residential broadband ...

Author: Marlyn Kemper Littman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420000012

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 664

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Optical networks, undersea networks, GSM, UMTS...The recent explosion in broadband communications technologies has opened a new world of fast, flexible services and applications. To successfully implement these services, however, requires a solid understanding of the concepts and capabilities of broadband technologies and networks. Building Broadband Networks provides a comprehensive, non-theoretical introduction to broadband networking. It clearly and thoroughly conveys the principles and the technical fundamentals of the high-performance technologies that enable the reliable delivery of media-rich voice, video, and data services. After a careful examination of ISDN and ATM technologies, it describes optical network solutions based on SONET/SDH, WDM, and DWDM technologies. It then explores Ethernet operations and services and introduces Frame Relay and Fibre Channel networks, DSL solutions, and wireline and wireless cable networks. The author reviews the capabilities of cellular technologies, describes the characteristics of wireless networking technologies, and examines broadband satellite networks. She also explores next-generation network configurations, such as Internet2 and GEANT, and concludes with a study of network security problems and solutions. The process of building and implementing broadband networks is technically complicated. Straightforward, highly readable, and logically presented, Building Broadband Networks provides the foundation for understanding the broadband communications infrastructure and the framework needed to effectively develop and deploy broadband network solutions.

Wireless Broadband Networks

7.1 INTRODUCTION Wireless broadband communications have gained increased interest, fueled by demand for high-data-rate access for various emerging wireless and mobile applications. These applications require wireless broadband networks ...

Author: David T. Wong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470434932

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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An introduction to theories and applications in wireless broadband networks As wireless broadband networks evolve into future generation wireless networks, it's important for students, researchers, and professionals to have a solid understanding of their underlying theories and practical applications. Divided into two parts, the book presents: Enabling Technologies for Wireless Broadband Networks—orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing and other block-based transmissions; multi-input/multi-output antenna systems; ultra-wideband; medium access control; mobility resource management; routing protocols for multi-hop wireless broadband networks; radio resource management for wireless broadband networks; and quality of service for multimedia services Systems for Wireless Broadband Networks—long-term evolution cellular networks; wireless broadband networking with WiMax; wireless local area networks; wireless personal area networks; and convergence of networks Each chapter begins with an introduction and ends with a summary, appendix, and a list of resources for readers who would like to explore the subjects in greater depth. The book is an ideal resource for researchers in electrical engineering and computer science and an excellent textbook for electrical engineering and computer science courses at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.

Switching and Traffic Theory for Integrated Broadband Networks

When we introduce optical technologies and multi-rate multiplexing methods into the network, we face the similar problem ... As an introduction, we have discussed the technology and service aspects of broadband networking in chapter 1.

Author: Joseph Y. Hui

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461532647

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 347

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The rapid development of optical fiber transmission technology has created the possibility for constructing digital networks that are as ubiquitous as the current voice network but which can carry video, voice, and data in massive qlJantities. How and when such networks will evolve, who will pay for them, and what new applications will use them is anyone's guess. There appears to be no doubt, however, that the trend in telecommunication networks is toward far greater transmission speeds and toward greater heterogeneity in the requirements of different applications. This book treats some of the central problems involved in these networks of the future. First, how does one switch data at speeds orders of magnitude faster than that of existing networks? This problem has roots in both classical switching for telephony and in switching for packet networks. There are a number of new twists here, however. The first is that the high speeds necessitate the use of highly parallel processing and place a high premium on computational simplicity. The second is that the required data speeds and allowable delays of different applications differ by many orders of magnitude. The third is that it might be desirable to support both point to point applications and also applications involving broadcast from one source to a large set of destinations.