Broadband Communications

Paperback | May 1, 1998

byBalaji Kumar

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An updated, lower-priced paperback Signature Edition of the best-selling book that brought together Ñ in one convenient resource Ñ the many technologies that increase network capacity. Network pros can continue to rely on Kumar for in-depth coverage of the standards, services, and markets for DSL, ATM, Intelligent Networks, BISDN, and SONET. The Signature Edition also covers access architecture (FTTC, HFC, DBS, LMDS, MMDS); backbone architecture; ATM environment encompassing UNI and PNNI; specialized video (DBS) and wireless networks; CATV architecture; and the role of the Internet in the broadband environment.

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Now in its second edition, Broadband Communications explains how numerous technologies increase network capacity. Updating and expanding Balaji Kumar’s successful formula, the book includes complete coverage of the standards, services, architectures and markets for DSL, Gigabit Ethernet, Intelligent Networks, ISDN, ATM and SONET.

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An updated, lower-priced paperback Signature Edition of the best-selling book that brought together Ñ in one convenient resource Ñ the many technologies that increase network capacity. Network pros can continue to rely on Kumar for in-depth coverage of the standards, services, and markets for DSL, ATM, Intelligent Networks, BISDN, and ...

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The complete reference to the exploding area of broadband communications.Broadband communications standards ... services ... architectures ... markets ... cutting-edge innovations. You'll discover everything there is to know about the subject in this definitive resource. Widely praised for completeness and clarity, it has now been exp...

Balaji Kumar is Vice President of Systems Planning at Telehub Communication. Previously, he was a Senior Manager at MCIWorldcom, responsible for local network strategy and architecture. He has vast experience within the telecommunications industry in the areas of network planning, process reengineering, and strategic development in the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.2 × 7.3 × 1.89 inPublished:May 1, 1998Publisher:McGraw-Hill Osborne Media

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ISBN - 10:007038293X

ISBN - 13:9780070382930

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Table of Contents

Part I: Overview of Communications Networks.Introduction.Evolution of B-ISDN.Part II: The Basics.FDDI and DQDB.Frame and Relay.Advanced Frame Relay.Switched Multimegabit Data Servie.ATM.SONET/SDH.Part III: Broadband Architecture.BISDN Lower Layers.BISDN Higher Layers.Other Aspects of BISDN.Part IV: Building Blocks of BISDN.Broadband ATM Switching and Transmission.Broadband Transmission Network.Part V: ATM Broadband Environments.ATM in LANs.ATM Broadband in WANs.ATM Broadband in Public Networks.ATM in Other Networks.Part VI: Broadband Network Design.Broadband Backbone Network Design.ATM/Broadband Around the World.Telecommunications Standards.ATM Equipment Vendors.Future of Broadband Communications.

From Our Editors

Now in its second edition, Broadband Communications explains how numerous technologies increase network capacity. Updating and expanding Balaji Kumar’s successful formula, the book includes complete coverage of the standards, services, architectures and markets for DSL, Gigabit Ethernet, Intelligent Networks, ISDN, ATM and SONET.