Synopses & Reviews
THE DEFINITIVE TELECOM RESOURCE -- COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED
Get a thorough introduction to the telecommunications industry -- from the technologies involved to the complex business, market, and regulatory relationships. This new edition of the acclaimed telecom guide provides a framework for understanding the concepts, trends, terminology, acronyms, systems, and services that make up this evolving field. Expert author Steven Shepard offers not only rigorous technical accuracy, but clear, easy-to-follow descriptions, real-world examples, and even a bit of humor, all of which enhance your understanding of the topics covered.
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Beginning with a detailed analysis of how and why the telecom industry faltered in the early part of the decade, "Telecom Crash Course" covers the current state of the field and delves into the myriad new technologies shaping the communications landscape including revolutionary advances in broadband, VoIP, and wireless. This is a must-have resource for all current and aspiring telecom professionals, including IT staff, business decision-makers, marketing and sales staff, and students.Covers These and Other Key Topics: Digital Wireless Wi-Fi and WiMAX CDMA vs. GSM VoIP Softswitch NGDLC Passive Optical Networking (PON) MPLS 802.17 New security threatsEVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KEEP ON TOP OF THE EVER-CHANGING TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY:
Introduction * Wireless * Wireline * Access Issues * Data Issues * Optical * IT and Computing
This unique book serves as a readable, holistic introduction to telecommunications. Far more than an acronym-studded quick fix, Telecom Crash Course is a true tutorial that offers context, connections--and humor-- to teach the importance of key technologies. Author Steven Shepard, an accomplished writer and teachers, uses lively stories that deliver important points about the markets that drive the technologies. He provides not only rigorous technical accuracy, with explanations of each technology's economic importance, but a market and customer-focused analysis of the use and business significance of each technology – and how they relate to each other.
About the Author
Steven Shepard is a writer and educator specializing in international communications. The author of several books on telecommunications and networking, he teaches and consults all over the world for a wide variety of corporate clients.