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Understanding Telecommunication Networks (IET Telecommunications Series [Kindle Edition]

Andy Valdar
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This new book explains how telecommunications networks work. It uses straightforward language supported by copious block - schematic diagrams so that non-engineers and engineers alike can learn about the principles of fixed and mobile telecommunications networks carrying voice and data. The book covers all aspects of today's networks, including how they are planned, formed and operated, plus next generation networks and how they will be implemented. After an introductory chapter on telephony, the book briefly describes all of today's networks - PSTN, mobile, cable television, the Internet, etc. - and considers how they interconnect. Individual chapters then consider the principles, technologies and network structures relating to transmission, circuit switching, signalling and control, data (including voice-over-IP) networks, and mobile networks. The important subject of numbering and addressing for telephony and IP is then covered. The book concludes with a chapter designed to pull everything together, considering architecture, quality of service and performance, operations, network evolution and next generation networks.

About the Author

Andy Valdar has covered all aspects of telecommunications including covering network planning, international standardisation, training, marketing and product management, advising on the network and technical aspects of regulation and developing network and technology strategy. He had worked at BT for over 30 years and then went on to join University College, London in 1999 as a visiting professor in telecommunications strategy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7299 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (15 Nov. 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078YE49O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #416,805 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book 20 Jun. 2014
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Just added telecoms management to my remit as head of IT at my organisation and found this book very useful explaining some of the background and core technologies. Some sections are rather too technical for my needs but as the coverage is so comprehensive I still feel as though I've got my money's worth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First Class 6 Nov. 2013
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This book was excellent for explaining gaps in my knowledge. Recommended for people at any level as it is written in a very clear manner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well done Andy 28 Sept. 2011
I knew Andy at Loughborough University and he helped me often, especially with maths. I often had a lift on the back of his scooter and I was his best man ! He was very good at explaining complex subjects then and I see he is still at it with this amazing book. I recommend it to anyone who is at all interested in telephones and how they magically connect, although the way Andy explains it, a 4 year old child would find it easy. BUY IT.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book on easy understanding way 8 Nov. 2008
This book is wrote in a way to solve a general question: how the many networks link together?- what is the network components?- how does the transmission system wors?
Then the book goes to important details in technical part, such as circuit switching, signalling and control, data switching, mobile switching.
In the end, author gives a conclusion about "putting all together".
This book is good for my Msc study in this area. The author write not only foucus on one contry but also looks to connection word.
And the refered networks are telephone network, cable TV network ,mobile network also satellite transmission.
I'd like to read in this books' way as its good overview and easy understanding.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 Aug. 2014
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