"...provides a non–technical overview of contemporary telecommunications systems." ( SciTech Book News
, Vol. 26, No. 2, June 2002)
From the Back Cover
The up–to–date edition of the bestselling guide to the basics of telecommunications and digital technology
Understanding Telecommunications and Lightwave Systems presents a nontechnical treatment of how voice, video, and multimedia can simultaneously travel over today′s evolving telecommunications systems. This updated Third Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the telecommunications field as well as a detailed introduction to the latest lightwave technology.
The author′s examination of recent techniques and developing technologies in telecommunications includes:
∗ Third–generation cell phones with microbrowser capabilities
∗ Changes in the global PCS network
∗ Optical switching and transmission parameters
∗ Lightwave systems and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
∗ A new chapter (Chapter 17: The Internet) that examines this multimedia structure and the network economy it has created
∗ Satellite communications, new transcontinental carriers, lightwave undersea systems, and other advances toward improving global communication
Understanding Telecommunications and Lightwave Systems is the perfect introduction for anyone whose work requires a fundamental understanding of current developments in telecommunications, as well as for students or inquiring readers who want an overview of telecommunications and the exciting technology of lightwave communications.