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1. Essential Guide to Telecommunications,
2. Telecommunications Essentials:
3. Business Data Networks and Telecommunications
4. Newton's Telecom Dictionary, 25th
5. Business Data Networks and Telecommunications
6. Business Data Networks and Telecommunications
7. Telecommunications for Managers
8. Telecommunications and Data Communications
9. McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of
10. Next Generation Telecommunications
11. The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications,
12. Competition in Telecommunications
13. Fundamentals of Telecommunication
14. Telecommunications Wiring (3rd
15. Telecommunications Law And Policy
16. Handbook of Telecommunications
17. The Essentials of Telecommunications
18. Radio System Design for Telecommunication
19. The Economics of Mobile Telecommunications
20. Telecommunications and the City:

1. Essential Guide to Telecommunications, The (4th Edition)
by Annabel Z. Dodd
Paperback: 624 Pages (2005-07-09)
list price: US$49.99 -- used & new: US$19.82
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Asin: 0131487256
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Leading consultant Annabel Dodd presents easy-to-understand, insightfulexplanations of today's key trends and technologies: Industry Players andTrends, Broadband, VoIP, Wi-Fi and WiMax, 3G Mobile Networks, andMultimedia Networks. Previous editions have helped professionals worldwideunderstand the major changes transforming the telecommunications industry.In the past four years, the telecommunications industry has undergone majorchanges. This is the complete guide to the new realities of telecommunications.The new edition reflects all of today's most critical issues, trends, andtechnologies. In addition to providing crucial insights into the fast-changingcompetitive landscape, Dodd provides important information about thestructure of, and key players in, the industry.Amazon.com Review
The telecommunications industry encompasses hundreds ofdifferent technologies, which in turn have spawned many trade names,jargon terms, and legal definitions. Those looking for a comprehensiveintroduction to the technologies, laws, and marketing programs thatgovern telecommunications need to read The Essential Guide toTelecommunications.

Author Annabel Z. Dodd begins by pointingout that telecommunications technologies have everything to do withsignals moving over media. She then goes on to catalog some of thevarious kinds of signals and media, covering traditional switchedtelephone service, dedicated lines, public branch exchanges (PBXs),and automatic call distributors (ACDs) along the way. After that forayinto technology, she gets into the U.S. telecommunications businessenvironment, focusing heavily on the federal breakup of AT&T in 1984and the Telecommunications Act of 1996. She then explains additionaltechnologies; data communications and the Internet-ISDN, Frame Relay,and analog modems all get attention. The author also pays plenty ofattention to wireless solutions, including satellitecommunications.

Unlike Newton's TelecomDictionary (which remains an excellent resource), this bookcan be successfully read from start to finish by a reader withpractically no telecommunications knowledge at the outset. Read andunderstand--that's what good technical books, like this one, enableyou to do. --David Wall ... Read more

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This is a hefty book that is packed with information about the overall telecommunications industry and technology. In 594 pages, including the index, it covers everything from the basic concepts of analog and digital signals all the way to WI-FI, Wireless Broadband, Sensor Networks, and Personal Area Networks. The book is broken down into four major parts that include: Fundamentals and Voice Over IP. Industry Overview and Public Networks, Advanced Technologies, Cable TV Networks, and the Internet and, finally, Wireless Service. It also includes a well thought out Table of Contents to organize the overwhelming mass of all that technical information with second and third level headings that facilitate access to the material, as well as a useful Glossary of the major terms and concepts. For instance, the following are two examples right from the glossary. Number One. 802:11 "A set of IEEE standards for local area networks. 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g are the most common ones and are used in homes to share Internet access, in enterprises, and in hot spots." Number Two. CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier) "A competitor to local telephone companies that has been granted permission by the state regulatory commission to offer local telephone service. CLECs compete with the incumbent telephone company. CLECs are also simply called local telephone companies." Of course, there are many, many additional entries that help to clear up the meaning of the hundreds of terms and phrases encountered in this voluminous book.

I liked the book. However, it does contain a mountain of telecommunications concepts and information, sometimes overwhelming, and the material is presented in a sort of encyclopedic way, one subject after the next in short bursts of explanations. So, by the time you get through with the 550 pages, you will definitely have a good introduction to the overall subject. But be advised, that if you aren't familiar with telecommunications, (if you know zero, then I suggest you read a simpler book first) it' s not only a huge field of technology; it's also extremely complicated. This is not an over night read. In fact, because of the sheer volume of information presented in this book you may have to read it more than once in order to get a real hold of the subject matter. Some of the stuff will definitely make you dose off, while other parts will grip your interest. I managed to read it twice, and I still felt like crying.

Now for all of you out there who have an interest in the topic of "mergers and acquisitions," especially as it relates to the telecommunications industry, this book should definitely appeal to you. Because it contains a multitude of examples of how the industry has grown and changed throughout the years. You'll l be able to trace the major players from their meager beginnings throughout all the ventures, combinations, mergers and out and out takeovers that are part and parcel of this complex industry. And no matter which way you cut it, this is a fascinating topic.

All in all, I give this book a high recommendation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book, easy to read
I'm pleasantly surprised by this book.It is very easy to read, and flows quite nicely for someone who is just being introduced to telecomm.

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible
This is the worst book I have ever had to read. There are no chapter sumaries. The logic flow within chapters seems random. Complicated terms or concepts are referenced but not explained until much later, sometimes in another chapter. Much of the information is wrong. In certain sections of the book, spaces have been omitted. Thisisveryhardtoread. This book confusses more than it clarifies. Run away, take another class. Don't buy this book

1-0 out of 5 stars Baaad to the Binding
This book may seem like a great intro book to those well-versed in Telecommunications. However, the book does a terrible job of explaining terms and jargon. A word, for example, will be used for several pages before being defined. There are very few practical examples and metaphors to illustrate concepts and add interest to the book. There are no photographs here either, only basic illustrations which do not clarify concepts, but instead require explaination.

All of my classmates are disgusted that we are required to use this text. Plans are being set for a post-semester Essential-Guide-to-Telecommunications bonfire!

4-0 out of 5 stars Telecom with great industry overview
This third edition was basically written by mid-2001, in the shakeout of the dotcoms. In spite of the intervening period of almost 4 years, the book feels relatively up-to-date on the technical side although the recent mergers in the telecom industry might need to be addressed by the author.

The book, as stated by the author, is intended to clarify technologies, trends, and history in the telecom industry. Although it provides an overview of tech, that is not is its strength; placing the terminology in the context of the structure and the history of the telecom industry is. The book is not meant for IT specialists but people like myself that need to know enough about hardware, protocols, and systems to ensure clear communication about the telecom needs of the enterprise.

Although the book is not as technical as some might like, I felt the author did a thorough job covering the structure of telecom industry and the impact of the regulatory environment, not just in the developed countries but the emerging markets of the global marketplace also. The international background, histories, mergers and aquisitions help provide a context.

Interestingly, Dodds foresaw the importance of VoIP internationally as well as the fixed wireless leap for emerging markets. Those topics remain on the front burner. All in all, this is great book to start with. It explains all the key technologies with adequate detail while exploring options for SMBs with significant trends placed in a historical and regulatory context. I recommend it for the "new kids on the block". ... Read more

2. Telecommunications Essentials: The Complete Global Source for Communications Fundamentals, Data Networking and the Internet, and Next-Generation Networks
by Lillian Goleniewski
Paperback: 608 Pages (2002-01-05)
list price: US$54.99 -- used & new: US$16.10
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Asin: 0201760320
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Complete global reference on telecommunications technologies, applications, and networks. Designed to allow a non-technical professional, as well as technical professional wishing to expand their range of knowledge, to develop an understanding of the language and concepts comprising telecommunications. Softcover. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Sample is not formatting correctly.
It is concerning that even after downloading the sample again and restarting the Kindle this sample book is not formatting correctly.The text runs off the bottom of the page no matter what font size is utilized.If the text to speech function is used there is audio that one cannot see.No other samples or books that I have fail this way.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not good
I'm still waiting this book. I bought this book more than one month ago. The answer that I got when i was asking about the book was "Wait until next month and let us know if you don't receive..."

Is a shame, but I have to say that i won't buy again on amazon...


Arnau Alcaraz

5-0 out of 5 stars Total Telecom Immersion
This was my telecom textbook, and I literally pored over it. What a thorough resource. It is clear the whole time you read it that the author is enthralled with the scientific concepts underlying the means of intelligent communications. It can overwhelm you from time to time, but it's not for lack of clarity -- and whenever you're ready to re-immerse yourself in more information, the book is there for you.

3-0 out of 5 stars Telcoms Essentials
This is homework, but it is also pretty interesting. Sometimes it lacks sufficient technical details for my liking, and it can also read like a marketing document at times, but it still continues clear explanations of all the important concepts. A major failing is the lack of consistent notes for acronyms - sometimes they are explained, often not, and so a lot of time is wasted re-looking them up.

4-0 out of 5 stars The book I was looking for
I wanted a book with all the network technologies, such WiMAX, FTTH and NGNs. This book contains all this information. ... Read more

3. Business Data Networks and Telecommunications (8th Edition)
by Raymond Panko, Julia Panko
Hardcover: 528 Pages (2010-08-04)
list price: US$173.33 -- used & new: US$133.25
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Asin: 0136100120
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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Business Data Networks and Telecommunications guides readers through the details of networking with its clear writing style, job-ready detail, and focus on the technologies that are used in today’s marketplace.

Networking: How We Got Here; Hands-On Windows Networking; Network Standards; Wireshark Packet Capture; Network Security; Network Management; Microsoft Office Visio; Physical Layer Propagation; Hands-On: Cutting and Connectorizing UTP; Switched Wired Networks; Ethernet Switching; Wireless Networks I; Wireless Networks II; TCP/IP Internetworking I; Internetworking II; Networked Applications

This text is a great reference for business professionals looking for the most recent developments in data communications and networking.

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1-0 out of 5 stars The most condescending textbook I have ever read.
I have no idea how this book was approved for my university.It is so snotty in its tone it is painful to read. ... Read more

4. Newton's Telecom Dictionary, 25th Edition: Telecommunications, Networking, Information Technologies, The Internet, Wired, Wireless, Satellites and Fiber
by Harry Newton
Paperback: 1273 Pages (2009-06-25)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$22.18
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Asin: 0979387337
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The biggest selling telecommunications and computing dictionary. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A Little Out of Date and Hard to Read. Better Choices are Available.

1. It is out of date. I purchased the 25th edition, copyrighted 2009, and some of the entries apparently haven't updated since the mid-1990s. HTML 4 (published in December, 1997) is not covered, although HTML 3.2 is. Other entries, such as "DOCSIS 2.0" read as if they're out of date: "CableLabs plans to complete the 2.0 version of the specification this year, and intends to accept DOCSIS 2.0 devices for certification and qualification in 2002."

2. It contains un-necessary entries added apprently to fill up space. For example, there is an entry titled "How are you today?" There is another titled, "no worries" (Australian for "no problem.") These fake entries are not funny, but rather awkward and contrived. Especially notable is the very long review of the movie "Deep Throat" in the chronology in the front of the book.

3. It has few illustrations. Constrast this with "Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary" (Wiley, 2007), which contains diagrams of most PDUs. That work is "only" 591 pages, yet covers many subjects this book doesn't.

4. It is sometimes hard to read. The author chose to start off many entries like this: "Imagine the Internet. Everyone and his uncle uses it." I expected more focused writing for a dictionary.


It is very comprehensive. It goes beyond defining terms and provides encyclopedic material on most subjects.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hard to work without it
The telecom industry is endlessly creative in dreaming up new names and initials for its technologies. That's why Newton's is an annual and why it's the only book (I have an ((almost)) paperless office) that sits on my desk.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Telecom Must Have
This is a must have book for any tech in the telecom industry.It is my go to book for interpreting network lingo.The author adds humor along with the explanations, which makes for interesting reading.I use it everyday!I have priced it elsewhere, and Amazon has it for half the price. Highly recommend!

4-0 out of 5 stars a great desk reference
regardless if you work in the telecom industry or you just work with any form of technology, this is a great reference book to keep on your desk, in your bag, or in your car/truck. there are a few terms i have found missing from the book, but that is most defiantly rare, almost any telecom term you can think of will be in here.

well worth the money.

5-0 out of 5 stars A classic
Speaking from over 20 years of experience working at LECs and domestic and international LD carriers, and having used various telecom and networking dictionaries over the years, I can say with certainty that Newton's Telecom Dictionary is the best -- by a mile.

Each year 500 to 1,000 new definitions are added to Newton's, and existing definitions are updated, improved, or enhanced in other ways. No other telecom dictionary on the market has even half as many definitions as Newton's. In fact, if you combine the definitions from all the other telecom dictionaries and weed out duplicates, their combined total probably still will be less than half of what's in Newton's.Harry Newton clearly loves telecom, as shown by the copiousness of the dictionary, the continuous additions to it, and the continuous refinements of it.

Our company currently has around 30 copies of the 25th edition and 300 copies of earlier editions. Newton's is used in the following departments: network engineering, network planning, circuit layout, security, legal and regulatory, enterprise sales, small and medium business sales, consumer sales, wholesale markets, sales engineering, managed network services, strategy and business development, marketing, customer service, billing operations, operator services, IT, education and training, corporate communications, outside plant, station I&M, wireless ops, and PMO; it's also used by our company's senior executives.

Newton's Telecom Dictionary is widely used in industry, government, the U.S. military, and academia. It is frequently cited by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and in documents submitted to the FCC by petitioners. Newton's Telecom Dictionary is also cited in print by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the U.S. Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), the U.S. National Communications System (NCS), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Small Business Administration (SBA), public utilities commissions (PUCs), public service commissions (PSCs), state and municipal government in the U.S. and abroad, and overseas PTTs (Post, Telephone, and Telegraph organizations).

It is also cited by over 100 textbooks, handbooks, and other technical reference books.

I've seen Newton's at telcos, cellular phone companies, long-distance carriers, broadband service providers, MVNOs, electrical engineering firms, defense contractors, systems integration companies, software services companies, commercial and public radio stations, a TV station, an Army satellite communications station, law firms, an ad agency, the IT department of a health services organization, the IT department of a realty company, the offices of a technology magazine publisher, universities, high schools, and state government offices.

Users of earlier editions of Newton's will be very pleased with this 25th anniversary edition. It has more terms than ever -- probably closer to 26,000 by my reckoning (based on a 10-page random sample) than the 24,950 indicated on the book's cover -- and a much more visually appealing and readable typography than was used in earlier editions.There are some new tables in the dictionary, expansions and updates of earlier definitions, and additional timeline dates.

Another interesting change is that the 25th edition uses a much thinner paper than earlier editions. It's the kind of paper that you see in books published in parts of the Far East, for example, in China and Taiwan. There are two practical benefits of this. First, even though the dictionary has grown by over 200 pages from its previous edition -- there are now 1,274 pages in the dictionary, not 1,250 pages as incorrectly stated in various booksellers' descriptions of it -- the dictionary is actually much lighter and thinner than previous editions. You can now easily carry it around with you. Second, because of the thin paper, it makes the book more flexible. You can open it to any page, let go of the page, and the book will stay open on that page.

This dictionary belongs in every department in every telco, cellco, cableco, pubco, satco, IXC, VoIP provider, AOS provider, systems integrator, managed services provider, equipment manufacturer, data center, and carrier hotel. Anyone outside of these industries who is involved in some way with telecom or networking, or who is studying it in school, or who writes about it for a living, will also find the 25th edition an indispensible resource.
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5. Business Data Networks and Telecommunications (7th Edition)
by Raymond R. Panko
Hardcover: 624 Pages (2008-05-17)
list price: US$173.33 -- used & new: US$148.00
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Asin: 0136153402
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Panko teaches students about the technologies that are being used in the marketplace. This text covers market-driven content such as wireless LANs, security and network management, TCP/IP, and application layers. This text would be suitable for business professionals looking for the most recent developments in data communications and networking.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Networking book.
I would like to preface this review by stating that I am an experienced network professional with in field hands on experience, a degree, and a Network+ certification.

I had to buy this book for a class that Im taking to finish my bachelor's degree and I am extremely impressed with this book. I didn't realize how expensive this book was, but trust me, its worth the money. ( I bought it through the school).

The author covers subjects that few networking books cover in a single edition and he includes hands on labs (these labs are some of the more useful ones that I have seen and are some of the most relevant to the field of networking). This books covers topics like VLANs, RSTP, etc. I have seen almost no networking books that cover these topics (in any detail). Also, the author goes the extra mile by explaining that certain technologies are dated.

This is a very good book and one I probably wont sell.

4-0 out of 5 stars Informative yet Expensive
This book was filled with lots of information about networks, tcpip and other protocols. It does touch on some topics pretty heavily and can get confusing for newbees but overall it is a good book. I used it for a college course but may also be a good reference book. THE PRICE IS STEEP SO NO 5 STARS FROM ME!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Seller - Highly Recommended
Delivered the book as promised in a timely manner.Highly recommended to do business with and very pleased with experience. THANK YOU.

5-0 out of 5 stars Expensive
This is the most expensive textbook that I have ever bought. It is the seventh edition of the book and still it has spelling errors. You would think that if you are paying that much it should be perfect.

On the other hand it is up to date in technology. Networks and telecommunications are in constant change. This book keeps up with those changes.

4-0 out of 5 stars telecom without the intimidation
Panko succeeds where others fail: to give the reader a 'kind' introduction to telecommunications. Focusing on a basic, introductory understanding of the material, Panko offers clear, simplistic explanations and diagrams to illustrate what would otherwise be dense material. Once this material is grasped, it is easier for readers to move to a more detailed text. But from a cursory standpoint, Panko does just what he set out to do: to give an introduction to this subject with just enough of a 'bite' for students with little or no prior background to decide whether or not this is a field they might like to pursue further. ... Read more

6. Business Data Networks and Telecommunications (6th Edition)
by Raymond R. Panko
Hardcover: 672 Pages (2006-05-14)
list price: US$166.67 -- used & new: US$16.50
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Asin: 0132214415
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This book has 11 core chapters that form a complete introduction to networking. Mini chapters follow 4 of the chapters (ch. 1, 3, and 8, and 9) with case studies or hands-on exercises reinforcing material in the previous core chapter. In addition, three advanced modules at the end of the book (Module A, B, and C) contain material teachers may wish to cover selectively for emphasis ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Condition
Purchased this book for way less than anyone else was selling it and it was in perfect condition. Amazon.com wins again.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good... but lacks a companion CD.
Good book. Definitely good for beginners. Language is lucid. But I wish it came with CD that had softwares like OPNET IT Guru and other multimedia materials.

5-0 out of 5 stars College book
My son is an IDS major in college and the teacher recommended ordering this book on amazon. After paying for the other books at the school bookstore I was elated to buy this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fast delivery and good deal price
I am satistied with the service offered. I had it shipped to my house just 2-3 days after I placed my order. Also, the price is reasonable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Data Networks and Communications--good!
The delivery was quick and the item in the condition exactly as described. A very good transaction! Thank you! ... Read more

7. Telecommunications for Managers (5th Edition)
by Stanford H. Rowe
Hardcover: 758 Pages (2001-02-26)
list price: US$136.40 -- used & new: US$19.99
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Asin: 0130284866
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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For Introductory Telecommunications courses.Aimed at those just beginning their exploration in the field, this easy-to-read, non-technical text presents a complete introduction to the fast-paced world of telecommunications, covering all facets of the technology and industry including both data and voice communications used by many organizations. The book uses real-life examples, references, sidebars, and case studies to illustrate the many uses of telecommunications today. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Informative Introduction to Telecommunications
This book starts with the very basics but eventually gets into some interesting information. If you are an experienced telecomm person, you may want to stand clear of this one because it provides lengthy coverage of some basic subjects.

On the other hand, if you are new to telecommunications it is an excellent text to start with. It gives the reader a good foundation knowledge of coding principles, client-server, OSI Model, packet and circuit switching, ATM, the list goes on. Most subjects are covered in more detail than just a quick overview, so you actually gain an understanding of the subject matter.

My favorite chapters were on network management, and network design and implementation. Also, the book is quite up-to-date with discussions on xDSL, Gigabit Ethernet, GSM, etc.

1-0 out of 5 stars This book is NOT worth it.
I had to buy this for my intro to telecom class as some of the others.This book (stinks), unless you are an art major and want to learn all the basics about telecommunications.If you are SERIOUSLY looking to get into telecommunications, or networking theory, check out Computer Networks by Andrew S. Tanenbaum.It gives you MUCH more theory, in detail, and a hell-uv-alot less (...), for less money!! (...) This is the book we should have been using.Too bad this 300 level class was for beginners.Should've been a 100 level class.......I have been doing networking and System administration for about 5 years now, and this book is great overview, really really bad for networking concepts.Even managers should know what the hell their employees are doing on a deeper level....this book skims over the important decision making processes that any good "manager" would be asking of their top engineers.Of course, if the manager would have bought a better book, they probably wouldn't need to ask!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Def not a good book!!
I and many others in my IT Management program were forced to buy this new text book for our intro to telecom course. All I can say about this book is that it is far to broad!

Didn't teach me anything new!!

4-0 out of 5 stars OK book
A relatively good introduction to Telecommunication for starters.

1-0 out of 5 stars Other texts are deeper
We got the book for a course in Introduction to Networking. The only thing the teacher could say was, "I wish that GWU didn't require this book, there are better, and cheaper at that." It really does not deliver indetail. It is just a superficial vision. Skip it if possible. ... Read more

8. Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook
by Ray Horak
Hardcover: 832 Pages (2008-07-21)
list price: US$112.00 -- used & new: US$80.73
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Asin: 0470396075
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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For an accessible and comprehensive survey of telecommunications and data communications technologies and services, consult the Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook, which includes information on origins, evolution and meaningful contemporary applications. Find discussions of technologies set in context, with details on fiber optics, cellular radio, digital carrier systems, TCP/IP, and the Internet. Explore topics like Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP); 802.16 & WiMAX; Passive Optical Network (PON); 802.11g & Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) in this easily accessible guide without the burden of technical jargon. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read
If you want to really learn and understand the world of telecommunications and data communications this book is a must read.Written in plain English, Horak's book is equally useful to the uninitiated and professional alike. In 15 chapters and two appendices spanning 762 pages, Horak has created a complete course of instruction that would cost the reader thousands of dollars to attend if it were offered live. The depth and breadth of information contained in this single volume is unmatched by other books I've read.Equally important is the use of plain English and Horak's writing style making this book eminently readable.

Horak has created a full course in a single book that will give the reader more overall knowledge of telecommunications and data communications than most practitioners working in the field today. In my years in this field I have not been more impressed by a single publication.I enthusiastically recommend this book to all who want to better understand this industry: be they students, professionals, or merely interested.

Jeff Owen is an independent consultant with 20+ years experience in telecommunications/networking and IT. He has worked in engineering, project management, and management positions for major corporations in the telecommunications, finance, aerospace, and IT consultancy industries. As an industry analyst for Datapro and Gartner, Owen authored numerous analytical reports published for international consumption.

5-0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive, yet readable guide to Telecom technologies
The "Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook" by Ray Horak provides a detailed tour of electronic and optical communications technology, from basic principles to the latest telephone, cellular, internet, and satellite-based standards.Rather than just explaining how these technologies function (which Horak does well with his characteristically engaging prose), this Handbook also illuminates the historical contexts of new standards and technologies, exploring economic pressures, social drives, and political considerations influencing their development.This volume is a must-have for both the student and working professional.An excellent companion reference for this book is Horak's "Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary".

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than the Internet!
Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook contains fifteen chapters and covers a wide variety of topics. The book can be recommended for different audiences, starting from students, which decided to become Electrical Engineers, as well as for engineers and managers, and technicians who need always to have a reliable source of information. It is a timely encyclopedic work and will remain so for many years! It also is a perfect companion to Horak's other excellent work, Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary, also published by Wiley in 2007.

Horak is an independent telecom consultant. He is active in litigation support as a consulting expert and testifying expert, often in cases involving intellectual property such as patent, copyright, and trademark and service infringement. He has authored five telecom books and written of hundreds of technical articles, white papers, case studies, and solution briefs.

Vladimir Kaminsky, PhD is a President of Practel, Inc, a consulting company that is specializing in advanced communications technologies and network design.

5-0 out of 5 stars Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook
Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook
"Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook" is a great building block to Ray's previous book, "Communications Systems and Networks". I have been in the Telecom industry for over 30 years and have used "Communications Systems and Networks" since it was published in 1997. I had also provided each management employee that has been in my organization with a copy of "Communications Systems and Networks" and am in the process of providing "Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook" to each employee. The book has been a valuable resource to me in every aspect of the various positions I have held and it will benefit any Telecom professional.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Reference Manual for Telecommunications
Ray Horak's "Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook" is a definitive reference manual for all types of computer, telecom and data communications networks, devices and models. What impresses most is the fact that this book takes the most important elements and concepts from both telecom and datacom and squeezes them into one reference. I have dozens of books in my telecommunications library and I'd happily trade in most of them for this single reference. The second thing that impresses is the no-nonsense style in which it is written. I expected no less from Ray, whom I have worked with over the years on numerous educational projects including face-to-face workshops, and conference tutorials for over a decade. His straightforward and easy-to-understand approach is powerful and effective both in person and in print. If you had but one book to buy on networking and communications, this would be it. ... Read more

9. McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Networking and Telecommunication (Network Professional's Library)
by Tom Sheldon
Hardcover: 1445 Pages (2001-05)
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Packed with over 1400 entries and over 3000 links, this is the ONLY interactive encyclopedia for the networking and telecommunications industry.Updated to include coverage of all the latest technologies including Cisco, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, 3COM, and more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Books !!
Buy this book , nothing more to say . This is the Networking and Telecommunications Bible .
Buy it now .

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb, Across-the-Board Reference
(An earlier review may also appear after trying to merge and update an older acct with a new acct.) ...I picked this volume up at TechEd 2001. It maintains its relevancy four years later. The competition between related books brought the race down to "McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Networking & Telecommunications" winning by one length over the "Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking".
Tom Sheldon provided the most well-grounded and well-rounded information to fulfill the title of an "encyclopedia of networking" compared to Mitch Tulloch's very good but more Microsofted (I think microsoft as a verb can now come into play) approach to the subject and its fields.
Sheldon's book contains a greater variety of entries and their corresponding information (i.e. terms/acronyms like "NSA" & "PKI") instead of a namebrand focused presentation. I would like to see a "Special Characters" index category like Tulloch's book has, but this is not as necessary when using the search capability of the book's CD edition (which is included and loaded with hyperlinks to outside information sources).
I highly recommend Tom Sheldon's book. It's user-friendly layout and design are easy on the eyes, and I'm glad to have it at my desk (when I'm able to return it there after tracking down who last borrowed it).

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have networking bible for networking students
I stumbled accross the old 2nd edition in our library and a day later I was in awe of Mr Sheldons fantatistic book. Unlike most networking books their is no waffle in this one. His style of writing disects networking information into logical digestible chunks. The second edition can be downloaded from his site but I recommend you getting your hands on the latest edition if possile because it is more upto date and has lots of new additions. This book is a one stop shop for everything you need to know about networking and a priceless resource for any networking student.

5-0 out of 5 stars My IT Bible
Firstly I'd like to say...Thanks Tom, for helping to keep me in a job! Up until recently I worked as a Network Administrator in Sydney and believe me, your books saved my bacon on more than a few occasions! I first received the electronic edition of the Encyclopedia of Networking whilst studying Computer Technology and e-business in Sydney. The encyclopedia was included as part of the overall course and many references were made in the college's learning guides to certain chapters when more detailed information was necessary on a particular topic. I'm currently involved in the area of Multimedia and Telecommunications and recently obtained a copy of the latest edition, The Encyclopedia of Networking and Telecommunications and am amazed at how much extra and updated information has been included. I keep the book close by at all times and find myself referring to it quite regularly. I could now honestly say that it's become my IT bible! It covers all aspects of networking, the Internet, Electronic Communication, topologies, protocols, security and various configurations in absolute and thorough detail. The encyclopedia also comes with a CD that can be loaded onto your computer as a PDF file and the search facility works brilliantly. I must say that if anyone is involved in, or wants to know anything about Networking and Telecommunications this book is an absolute must! Personally, I can't see how I could do my job without it. Thanks a million Tom! ...John Botica

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for any network professional
Tom Sheldon can capture the core of a hard to read, multi-hundred page networking book in less than a couple of pages. Crystal clear definitions, well structured text and diagrams, plus excellent cross-references make his "Encyclopedia of Networking" a huge time saver for any networking professional.Manuel Vexler, Certified Network Engineer ... Read more

10. Next Generation Telecommunications Networks, Services, and Management (IEEE Press Series on Network Management)
by Thomas Plevyak, Veli Sahin
Hardcover: 297 Pages (2010-04-05)
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An unprecedented look into the present and future of next generation networks, services, and management in the telecommunications industry

The telecommunications industry has advanced in rapid, significant, and unpredictable ways into the twenty-first century. Next Generation Telecommunications Networks, Services, and Management guides the global industry and academia even further by providing an in-depth look at current and developing trends, as well as examining the complex issues of developing, introducing, and managing cutting-edge telecommunications technologies.

This is an orchestrated set of original chapters written expressly for this book by topic experts from around the globe. It addresses next generation technologies and architectures, with the focus on networks, services, and management. Key topics include:

  • Opportunities and challenges of next generation telecommunications networks, services, and management

  • Tri/Quad Play and IP-based networks and services

  • Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security (FCAPS) requirements

  • Convergence and an important convergence vehicle, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)

  • Next generation operations and network management architecture

  • Ad hoc wireless and sensor networks and their management

  • Next generation operations and network management standards from a strategic perspective

  • A defining look at the future in this field

This book will serve as a contemporary reference for the growing global community of telecommunication and information professionals in industry, government, and academia. It will be important to faculty and graduate students of telecommunications as a graduate textbook. ... Read more

11. The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications, 5E
by James Harry Green
Hardcover: 900 Pages (2005-10-26)
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The standard telecom industry reference with more than $2.5 million in revenue, is now fully updated and revised for easy reference

Since the fourth edition of The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications was published in 2000, wireless communications, high-profile mergers, broadband, Ethernet, and more have transformed the telecom industry. In this comprehensively revised and updated fifth edition, veteran telecom authority James Harry Green helps you understand the new concerns regarding wireless networks and security, covers new wiring standards and changes to the National Electric Code, evolving Ethernet and Local Area Network (LAN) standards, the transition toward converged voice and data, and much more.

“Without a doubt, this is the best book ever written on telecom management.” —Teleconnect Library

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5-0 out of 5 stars Network and Communication Management
The books that I have bought have been very helpful especial this it has more information than I thought it would it has been so helpful to me. I am learning and understanding a lot thanks.

4-0 out of 5 stars One-stop gateway to the telecom world, but don't stop here.
I am the officer technical lead for a 50-person military intrusion detection operation.I read Mr Green's book to get a broader understanding of the telecom world, of which network intrusion detection occupies a smallbut highly visible part.This immense book (774 pages of text, plus URLs,acronyms, and a glossary) addressed nearly every topic I had encounteredreading communications magazines, speaking with the telecom industry, andresearching the Web.While no single book can provide the depth needed fortruly understand a specific technology, Mr Green's work provided thefoundation for future research.For example, after getting the context forSS7, I may now buy "Signalling System #7, 3rd Edition" by TravisRussell.I didn't give the book five stars, as I was not completelycomfortable absorbing the material.This is the sort of book that requiresyou to read the whole book twice in order to appreciate the early chapters. References to technologies like ATM or frame relay in the first half ofthe book make much more sense after reading chapters dedicated to thoseissues.If Mr Green had given me slightly more to grasp while reading theearly material, or had perhaps organized the book with the telecom novicein mind, I may have given five stars.Nevertheless, if you're looking forone-stop shopping for telecommunications, I highly recommend this book. Don't be fooled by the "business" classification on the dustjacket -- this book is a technical volume, with protocol headers and otherdetails included.Great work Mr Green!

5-0 out of 5 stars Technical and Readable
The Irwin Handbook of telecommunications is both technical and readable. It is an excellent text for telecommunication students,managers, and vendors.The field of telecommunications is rapidly evolving.In the future,jobs and fortunes will be won and lost by those who apply winningtechnologies. Consider this book a score card. You cannt tell the playerswithout a scorecard.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best book on telecommunications I have ever read.
I read this book about a year or so ago, and I have been looking for it since then. It is the best book on telecommunications I have ever read. It goes into great depth of Switching, SS7, VMBs, PBXs, Centrex, ISDN, etc.Definitely a good buy.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Reference For Telecom and Data Technologies
This book covers all of the existing and developing technologies in voice and data communications. ... Read more

12. Competition in Telecommunications (Munich Lectures)
by Jean-Jacques Laffont, Jean Tirole
Paperback: 335 Pages (2001-03-01)
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In Competition in Telecommunications, Jean-Jacques Laffont and Jean Tirole analyze regulatory reform and the emergence of competition in network industries using the state-of-the-art theoretical tools of industrial organization, political economy, and the economics of incentives.The book opens with background information for the reader who is unfamiliar with current issues in the telecommunications industry. The following sections focus on four central aspects of the recent deregulatory movement: the introduction of incentive regulation; one-way access; the special nature of competition in an industry requiring two-way access; and universal service, in particular, the use of engineering models to compute subsidies and the design of universal service auctions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Review of Competition in Telecommunications
Probably the best summary of the economics of access regulation in the easly chapters that you'll find anywhere (particularly after the sad passing of Jean-Jacques) and a very accessible coverage of the application of those principles to the specific case of telecommunications.

4-0 out of 5 stars Network Competition in Practice
Professor Laffont's book illustrates the last ten years theoretical developments that explain how feasible is to encourage competition in local telephony.

As usual, theoretical developments follows technologicaladvances that allow profitable entry in a typical natural monopoly market.Moreover, this book highlights the importance for policy makers in helpingentry in this market by eliminating legal entry barriers, or in some casessubsiding new becomers.

Although this book is more oriented to policymakers than academics, I would like to have seeing more formal treatmentfor some of the many topics cover by professor Laffont. Nevertheless, thisbook represents an excellent summary of network competition literature. ... Read more

13. Fundamentals of Telecommunication Networks
by Tarek N. Saadawi, Mostafa H. Ammar
Hardcover: 504 Pages (1994-09-15)
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Comprehensive, authoritative, practical—an essential guide to the design and operation of telecommunication networks The past decade has seen what can only be described as an evolutionary leap in the field of telecommunication networks. The penetration of data networks, the emergence of the integrated services digital network (ISDN) and Broadband ISDN, and the development of fast packet switching, are just some of the dramatic developments that have emerged over the past few years alone. This book was designed to function as a practical introduction to the core concepts, techniques, and methodologies underlying each of these developments and common to the design and operation of all forms of existing telecommunications networks. Key topics covered include:

  • The physical layer of the OSI reference model
  • Performance evaluation techniques
  • Queueing theory fundamentals and their applications to networks
  • Layers 2 and 3 of the OSI reference model — including an in-depth discussion of protocol standards,routing algorithms, and flow and congestion control techniques
  • LAN theory, standards, and technology and multiple access communications techniques
  • Network interconnection and the transport layer
  • ISDN, Broadband ISDN, and fast packet switching theory and architecture
Fundamentals of Telecommunication Networks is an invaluable resource for systems developers, engineers, and managers responsible for dealing with telecommunications networks and systems. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great Introduction to Networking Concepts
Rather than simply regurgitating the details of the most popular networking protocols, the authors of this book emphasize the fundamental concepts and theory of networking. These fundamentals lay the groundwork for understanding the details of standard protocols or even writing proprietary protocols. Current protocols are also explained, but by explaining communications in general rather than focusing on specifics, this book lays the foundation of understanding future networks as well as present ones. ... Read more

14. Telecommunications Wiring (3rd Edition)
by Clyde N. Herrick
Paperback: 384 Pages (2000-12-11)
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*The industry's #1 wiring reference, fully updated!
*Reflects the latest National Fire Code (NEC) wiring standards
*Planning, bidding, installation, testing, troubleshooting, documentation, and management
*In-depth coverage of both fiber and twisted-pair
*DSL wiring, power line networking, and more

The industry's #1 wiring reference, fully updated for the latest NEC wiring standards!

The #1 single-source resource for wiring professionals has just been updated to reflect the latest media, wiring schemes, products, and techniques - plus critical new safety and fire requirements from the latest National Fire Code (NEC). Telecommunications Wiring, Third Edition offers the industry's most coherent, end-to-end approach to designing and implementing cabling systems. It delivers every skill you need, across the entire system lifecycle: planning, selecting media, defining architectures, creating successful RFPs, choosing vendors, installation, testing, documentation, and maintenance. Coverage includes:

*New National Fire Code (NEC) regulations: wiring certification, fire code labeling, environmental concerns, equipment room layouts, grounding, bonding, EMI, and more
*xDSL: Wiring, line connection, servicing, and key terminology
*Up-to-the minute installation and troubleshooting techniques
*Documenting and standardizing cabling systems - including step-by-step telecommunications database design
*Wiring management: tracking, measurement, retrofitting, security, and more

Whether you're a telecom/datacom manager, wiring specialist, technician, consultant, contractor, or instructor, you can depend upon Telecommunications Wiring, Third Edition - today, tomorrow, and for years to come. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Sadly, required reading.
In it's time, I'm sure that this was a great piece of reference material. However, standards have quickly evolved past the information contained in this book. Sadly this is required reference material for my state's contractor exam - I feel better knowing that all licensed cabling contractors are tested on long outdated material.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great......if you only want to get info on running cabling
I was looking for detailed information on end-point wiring (66/110 blocks, RJ 45, etc.) and this book was on the top of all the book sellers lists.........but it wasn't what I was hoping for.

Don't get me wrong, it's an excellent reference for the engineering behing cabling signals, planning and installing cabling.But the information on what to do with the ends of the cables isn't what I was hoping for.

2-0 out of 5 stars He could easily have made it good
In a table of cable types early in the book, he lists cat 3 but not cat 5.Otherwise, has a surprising amount of useful information, presented in a sometimes disorganized way. ... Read more

15. Telecommunications Law And Policy
by Stuart Minor Benjamin, Douglas Gary Lichtman, Howard A. Shelanski, Philip J. Weiser
Hardcover: 1208 Pages (2006-07-01)
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This new casebook in telecommunications law grew out of Thomas Krattenmaker's earlier casebook of the same title. Like Krattenmaker's two editions, this book not only examines the fundamentals of telecommunications regulation, but also engages in advanced analysis of the key constitutional, administrative, and economic issues that arise in the various telecommunications settings.

While building on Krattenmaker's foundation, the Benjamin/Lichtman/Shelanski text is an entirely new book. It covers new subjects - for example, the text now includes case studies of digital television and low-power FM radio; a full chapter on direct broadcast satellite service; a chapter on telecommunications mergers; and several chapters on the Internet and advanced services regulation more generally. The book also covers familiar topics but in significantly greater depth. The telephone and cable materials, for example, have been expanded and completely rewritten, emphasizing key economic concepts that are carefully explained and then tied to the relevant legal and policy issues.

In short, the new book mirrors the sweeping changes that have occurred in the field in recent years, while maintaining enough of Krattenmaker's original structure that faculty who have used the earlier two editions should find it easy to integrate the new text into the course they already love to teach.

A teacher's manual is available, and a 2003 supplement is forthcoming. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars horrible, buy elsewhere!
I would give this seller 0 stars if possible, I tried to contact the seller 4 times, no responses and my order was never shipped, stay away from this seller.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good condition, good shipping
This is a good book from good seller. The matainance is well, so the book is very good when it arrive at my house. Thank you the seller.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Casebook that Actually Teaches
Law students now have free or inexpensive access to online services offering cases and supporting documents. Big 100+ dollar leather-bound casebooks might as well go extinct (though the old-timers would never allow it) unless they can add some actual teaching to their reprints of information that is easily available elsewhere. This particular book is one of the few dealing with the esoteric subject of telecommunications law and policy, and the price is almost worth it because the authors actually seem to care whether students learn the deeper nuances of the topic, rather than just expecting you analyze case after case after case with no in-depth education on legal reasoning or the latest trends in industry.

In this book the cases are actually fairly rare and are supplemented fully with government agency documents from which new rules and laws are formulated (crucial background info that is rare to nonexistent in standard casebooks) and law review articles by experts in the telecommunications field, giving the student a robust non-judicial understanding of the factors involved in recent court decisions and government regulatory strategies. The subject matter is also comprehensive and presented in an order that makes sense and efficiently uses the space available. The key to this book's success are the frequent notes and questions that appear after cases, helping the student actually think about the dry legalese they just got finished reading (though the rhetorical "what if?" questions do get out of hand at times). Overall, this is a law school casebook that actually synthesizes the information presented in a way that helps the student, and not just a publisher whose idea of education is to charge monstrous prices for a never-ending list of reprinted cases. [~doomsdayer520~]

5-0 out of 5 stars well-written and nearly comprehensive
Benjamin, Lichtman, and Shelanski have written an excellent book on U.S. telecommunications law.The book provides a glimpse at the early history of U.S. radio telecommunications and brings the reader up to fairly recent developments. Explanations of the spectrum, arguments of why broadcast media have been regulated (children's tv, indecency, Fairness Doctrine, for example), selected court cases and FCC actions are provided."Notes and questions" are provided at the end of segments within each chapter and help the reader anticipate issues addressed subsequently.The book is well written and the authors have an enjoyable sense of humor.While the book does give attention to the Internet, readers might want to supplement the book's coverage by reading Sharon Black's "Telecommunications Law in the Internet Age" published in 2002 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This book introduces basic concepts about how the government regulates broadcast television, radio, cable, telephone, and Internet service. It includes easy-to-read discussions and also excerpts of important documents and cases.

The book was written for use in law school classes, but it would be valuable to practicing attorneys as well as to managers at major telecommunications firms, especially those working to understand the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

.... ... Read more

16. Handbook of Telecommunications Economics, Volume 2: Technology Evolution and the Internet
Hardcover: 684 Pages (2006-01-24)
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The objective of the second volume of the Handbook of Telecommunications Economics is to highlight the economic aspects of the evolution of communications technologies beyond the basic fixed-line telephony infrastructure that was covered in Volume 1. In that book, structural, regulatory and competition policy issues with respect to a well-known technology were covered. Yet, technological options have increased in a quantum manner. Fuelled by the creativity of entrepreneurs and policy-makers world wide, it is safe to infer that a process of creative destruction is well underway. Volume 2 covers the major technological developments and tracks the changes in these developments linking them to the ways that both communications can take place and that institutions and policies can evolve. Written by world leading scholars in a manner that will be appreciated by a wide audience of academics and professionals, the fifteen detailed reviews that make up this book provide an academic perspective on these contemporary changes. ... Read more

17. The Essentials of Telecommunications Management: A Simple Guide to Understanding a Complex Industry
by Jayraj Ugarkar
Paperback: 220 Pages (2010-03-29)
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Telecommunications industry in 21st century is not about networks anymore, it is all about what the customerwants, it is all about services. There is no other industry sector going through such a large-scale changein its underlying core business model. The industry has moved from being network centric with few basicservices like voice, TV, and broadband, to a fast paced, vibrant customer centric industry with tens of new serviceslaunched every month. The old setup with separate industries for voice, video, and data is shattered. Inits place, is a brand new industry providing converged services spanning across Communication, Media, andEntertainment (CME) businesses. An explosion of new technologies like IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS),Next Generation Networks (NGN), WiMax, 3G/4G are supporting this trend. New services like IPTV,Mobile TV, VoIP, and Web 2.0 based Value Added Services (VAS) are redefining the possibilities.

To understand these complex changes happening on so many fronts, it is first important to understand thebasic concepts behind how the telecommunication industry works. This book provides:

* overview of the telecommunications industry, types of services and who provides them* basic concepts of technologies involved in delivering audio, video, and data services over wireline,wireless, satellite, and cable mediums* overview of new services like IPTV, VoIP, Mobile TV and Value added services (VAS)* overview of how the business works on day to day basis by describing eTOM® operations likeFulfillment, Assurance, and Billing (FAB) business processes* overview of industry standards and regulation* impact of new technologies like Convergence, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), next generation networks(NGN), WiMax, 3G/4G, and Web 2.0 ... Read more

18. Radio System Design for Telecommunication (Wiley Series in Telecommunications and Signal Processing)
by Roger L. Freeman
Hardcover: 912 Pages (2007-04-20)
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Step-by-step tutorial to master current design techniques for wireless communication systems

The Third Edition of Radio System Design for Telecommunications brings this highly acclaimed book fully up to date with the latest technological advances and new applications. At the same time, the hallmarks of the previous editions, including the text's popular tutorial presentation, have been retained. Readers therefore get all the tools and guidance they need to master an essential set of current design techniques for radio systems that operate at frequencies of 3 MHz to 100 GHz.

Using simple mathematics, the author illustrates design concepts and applications. The book's logical organization, beginning with a discussion of radio propagation problems, enables readers to progressively develop the skills and knowledge needed to advance in the text. Topics that are new to the Third Edition include:

  • Chapter devoted to wireless LANs (WLANs) as detailed in IEEE 802.11
  • Subsections covering IEEE 802.15, 802.16, 802.20, and the wireless metropolitan area network (WMAN)
  • WiFi, WiMax, and UWB applications that have recently experienced explosive growth
  • Broadband radio in telecommunications, as well as offset frequency division multiplex (OFDM), a new technique for transmitting information in an interference environment
  • The use of very small aperture satellite terminal (VSAT) systems as an economical alternative to public switched telecommunication networks (PSTN)

Review questions and problems at the end of each chapter engage readers' newfound skills and knowledge and help them assess whether they are ready to progress to the next chapter. References are provided for readers who want to investigate particular topics in greater depth.

Students in wireless telecommunications will find the book's tutorial style ideal for learning all the ins and outs of radio system design, whereas professionals in the industry will want to refer to the Third Edition for its clear explanations of the latest technology and applications. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Necessary Reference
This is a very complete reference for communications engineers and other technical people involved with radio systems.This book is not a dust catcher - it will get used!

This is my second copy...evidently one of my colleagues thought the book was as indispensible as I did.LOL ... Read more

19. The Economics of Mobile Telecommunications (Volume 0)
by Gruber Harald
Paperback: 344 Pages (2008-01-21)
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The mobile telecommunications industry is one of the most rapidly growing sectors around the world. This book offers a comprehensive economic analysis of the main determinants of growth in the industry. Harald Gruber demonstrates the importance of competitive entry and the setting of technological standards, both of which play a central role in their contribution to the fast diffusion of technology. Detailed country studies provide empirical evidence for the development of the main themes: the diffusion of mobile telecommunications services, the pricing policies in network industries, the role of entry barriers such as radio spectrum and spectrum allocation procedures. This research-based survey will appeal to a wide range of applied industrial economists within universities, government and the industry itself. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good!
An excellent book. I do not rate it five stars because of its price, it is too expensive.
The material is very good and useful for someone who plans investments in the mobile industry. ... Read more

20. Telecommunications and the City: Electronic Spaces, Urban Places
by Steve Graham, Simon Marvin
Paperback: 456 Pages (1996-02-01)
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Telecommunications and the City provides the first critical, state-of-the-art review of the impact of telecommunications on city development and management. Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches and a wide body of research, this book addresses key academic and policy ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars What a book!
This book is like a bronseal advert, it does what it says on the tin. the authours have given a indepth look at life in a city in terms of communications. the reason i have now bought this book is that i have read the social and cultural impacts of communications within a city, and now want to read the rest. the authors which for me gives the book real zeal is that their writings are de-viod of utopian or distopian views and keep to real facts. im sorry my review is not of a professional nature, but i recommend this book to anyone in studies at degree level or anyone interested in the way a whole city operates purley by communications albeit internet, phone or any ohter communication. a must buy. ... Read more

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