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  • ISBN: 9780130281364
  • ISBN10: 0130281360

Telecommunications Survival Guide Understanding and Applying Telecommunications Technologies to Save Money and to Develop New Business

by Pete Moulton

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Ptr
  • Publish date: 12/01/2000
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Description: (NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Chapter Review Questions.) 1. Telecommunications. Evolution and Future. Telephony vs. Telecommunications. Telephony. Telecommunications and Convergence. Convergence Implications. Telephony. Evolution. Telecommunications Evolution. Telephony Evolution. Data Communications Evolution0. LAN Evolution. The Influence of PC Technologies. Telecommunications Future. Telecommunications and Telephony. Residential Telecommunications. Telecommunications and Business. Balanced Tele-computing. Vending Machine Example. Laptop Example. PC in the Kitchen. 2. Telecommunications Standards. Standards Overview. The Importance of Standards. De Jure Standards. De Facto Standards. Inter-operability. OSI Model. Compatibility. Data Format Compatibility. Networking. OSI Functions and Implementation. Protocols and Interfaces. Protocols. Interfaces. The OSI Model. OSI Layers vs. Compatibility vs. Components. OSI Model Flow Example. Telecommunications Components. Components vs. Layers. ATM. Applying the OSI Model. 3. Voice Basics. Voice Communications. Basic Voice Network Components and Their Functions. Voice Communications Frequencies. Voice Channel Pass Windows. Telephone Operation. Analog Phones. Digital Transmission and High Frequencies. Digital Phones. Common Channel vs. In-band Signaling. 2-Wire vs. 4-Wire Channels. Quality of Service. Voice Network Components. Customer Premise Equipment. Local Loops. Channel Bank Multiplexers. Coders/Decoders and Pulse Code Modulation. Central Offices. Central Office Switches. DS-1 vs. T-181. Point-Of-Presence. Inter-Exchange Carriers, or Long-Distance Carriers. Central Office Hierarchy. Signaling System Seven (SS-7). Packet-Switched Network using HDLC. SS-7 Nodes. SS-7 Operation. SS-7 and ISDN. SS-7 Common Channel Signaling. 4. Telephony Today. North American Numbering Plan. Current NANP Numbering. Area Code Exhaustion. Area Code Subdivisions. Area Code Overlays. Number Portability. Local Access and Transport Areas. Carrier Identification Codes. International Numbers. Telephone Companies and Regulation. Pre-divestitureUniversal Service. DivestitureModified. Final JudgmentEqual Access. The Inter-Exchange Carriers. Regional Bell Operating Companies. Local Exchange Carriers. Other Common Carriers and Specialized Common Carriers. Competitive Access Providers. The Telecommunications Act of 1996. FCC 1996 Ruling and Current Rulings. Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers. Competitive Local Exchange Carriers. Telephony Services. Types of Channels. Measured Use or Dial-up. Leased. Packet Network Services. Dial-up Network Services. 500-Number Services. 555-Number Services. 700-Number Services. 800, 888, and 877 Services. 900-Number Services. Billing and Tariffs. Public Service Commissions. Intrastate Vs. Interstate. Metered Use. Leased Circuit. Slamming and Tariff Scams. Tariff Summary. Private Branch Exchanges and CENTREX. PBX Evolution. Traditional PBX. Common Voice Features. PBX Architecture and Operation. Line Cards. Trunk Cards. CPU. Computer Telephony Integration. PBX Selection. CENTREXCentral Office Exchange. CENTREX Vs. PBX. Advanced Intelligent Network. Virtual Private Network. Custom Local Area Signaling Services. CENTREX Line Assignment Service. 5. Data Communications and WAN Fundamental Concepts. Data Communications Fundamentals. Serial vs. Parallel. Data Codes. American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII). Data Transmission Concepts. Analog vs. Digital Transmission. Asynchronous vs. Synchronous vs. Isochronous. The Perplexing Plexes: Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full Duplex. Modems and ISDN Modems. Baud vs. Bits Per Second vs. Bytes per Second. Modem Data Encoding. ISDN Modems-Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit. Modem Specification Summary. High-speed Modem Technologies. Voice, Image, and Video Encoding. Voice,
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