The Editors-in-Chief would like to thank all their contributors for their excellent, timely work. Special
thanks are due to our Associate Editors, Teresa Piliouras and James Anderson. Without their help, we
would not have been able to submit this manuscript on time. We thank Mihaela Bucut, our Ph.D. student
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Telecommunications is one of the fastest growing business sectors of modern
information technologies. A couple of decades ago, to have a basic understanding
of telecommunications, it was enough to know how the telephone
network operated. Today, the field of telecommunications encompasses a
vast variety of modern technologies and services. Some services, such as
the fixed telephone service in developed countries, have become mature,
and some have been exploding (e.g., cellular mobile communications and
Soon after Samuel Morse’s telegraphing device led to a deployed electrical
telecommunications system in 1843, waiting lines began to form by those
wanting to use the system. At this writing queueing is still a significant factor
designing and operating communications services, whether they are provided
over the Internet or by other means, such as circuit switched networks.
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The expansion and popularity of the Internet, along with the addition of wireless data functionality to wireless networks, has also contributed greatly to the growth of the wireless industry. In fact, the anticipated consumer demand for high bandwidth wireless data is commonly seen as the driving force behind current network upgrades and expansions. The number and types of companies aggressively investing in wireless technologies illustrate the importance of wireless data.
We have witnessed significant advances in multimedia research and applications due to
the rapid increase in digital media, computing power, communication speed, and storage
capacity. Multimedia has become an indispensable aspect in contemporary daily life,
and we can feel its presence in many applications ranging from online multimedia search,
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), and mobile multimedia, to social media.
Today, network planners face a dilemma. Since the future of standards and services remains
unclear, there is a healthy concern about investing in what may become “deadend” technology.
Still, networks must grow and change, both to provide current revenue and to accommodate
emerging services and markets, while competition and deregulation add to the sense
This book is an entry-level text on the technology of telecommunications. It has been
crafted with the newcomer in mind. The twenty-one chapters of text have been prepared
for high-school graduates who understand algebra, logarithms, and the basic principles of
electricity such as Ohm’s law. However, it is appreciated that many readers require support
in these areas. Appendices A and B review the essentials of electricity and mathematics
up through logarithms.
The development and launch of the fi rst artifi cial satellite Sputnik more than fi ve decades
ago, propelled both the scientifi c and engineering communities to new heights
as they worked together to develop novel solutions to the challenges of spacecraft system
The main focus of the book is the advances in telecommunications modeling, policy, and technology. In particular, several chapters of the book deal with low-level network layers and present issues in optical communication technology and optical networks, including the deployment of optical hardware devices and the design of optical network architecture. Wireless networking is also covered, with a focus on WiFi and WiMAX technologies.
This book distils years of work on the mobile telecommunications industry.
I became interested in this industry for professional reasons during the
mid-1990s, a period when the industry was making the jump from a
premium service industry for mostly professional users to a truly mass
market. In my capacity as an applied industrial organisation economist, I
had the unique opportunity of evaluating the business plans and strategies
of a large number of mobile telecommunications firms inside and outside
Many services running on modern digital telecommunications networks require accurate synchronization for correct operation. For example, if switches do not operate with the same clock rates, then slips will occur and degrade performance. Telecommunication networks rely on the use of highly accurate primary reference clocks which are distributed network wide using synchronization links and synchronization supply units.
Progress in information technology (IT) has been remarkable, but the best truly is yet to come: the power of IT as a human enabler is just beginning to be realized. Whether the nation builds on this momentum or plateaus prematurely depends on today’s decisions about fundamental research in computer science (CS) and the related fields behind IT. The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) has often been asked to examine how innovation occurs in IT,
Telecommunications Survival Guide will help any professional understand all of today's most important new telecommunications, networking, and high-speed Internet technologies-and how to profit from them! Leading author and consultant Peter Moulton explains today's telecom revolution in straightforward, easy-to-follow language—with plenty of pictures, diagrams, and business examples. From wireless to LANs, DSL to satellite communications, you'll learn how it works, why it matters, and how you can use it to save money and reach new customers....
A book that writer feel can be useful to readers on the following fronts: as a textbook as well as a handbook, since it covers new systems and technologies, as a guide to broadband wireless access and cellular systems, as a reference book for executives, as a textbook for college seniors and graduate students.
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly seen as integral to the development process. This working paper reviews:(a) some of the evidence for the link between telecommunications and the internet and economic growth;(b) the likely impact of the new ICTs on income inequality; and(c) anecdotal evidence regarding the role of the Internet in improving government services and governance.This study looks at methods to maximize access to the new ICTs, and to improve their development impact in both the generation of income and the provision of quality services....
Chapter 5 - Networks and telecommunications. Compare LANs, WANs, and MANs; list and describe the four components that differentiate networks; compare the two types of network architectures; explain topology and the different types found in networks; describe TCP/IP along with its primary purpose; identify the different media types found in networks;...
The objectives of this chapter: Understand the concept of a network; apply Metcalfe’s law in understanding the value of a network; identify major developments and trends in the industries, technologies, and business applications of telecommunications and Internet technologies;...