J. E. Flood
Institution of Electrical Engineers, Jan 1, 1997 - Technology & Engineering - 518 pages
Although there is an extensive literature on many aspects of telecommunication technology, comparatively little has been published on the functioning and planning of complete telecommunication networks. The first edition of this book was intended to help fill that gap and this new edition has been thoroughly revised and includes much new material. The book is intended both to provide the young engineer with a general knowledge of telecommunications and to give the experienced specialist a deeper understanding of his/her own work against the background of the complete telecommunication network. The book evolved from IEE vacation schools at Aston University, and the chapters are mainly based on teaching contributions made by the authors at these schools.
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analogue attenuation bandwidth baseband BISDN bit rate bit/s broadband cable carrier CCITT CCITT Recommendation cells centre channel charging circuit-switched circuits common-channel signalling communication congestion cost crosstalk customer's customers DATA packet delay dialling digital network digital transmission end-to-end equipment error example four-wire circuit frame frame relay frequency functions grade of service input integrated digital network interconnection interface ISDN kbit/s large number layer Mbit/s method mobile modulation multiplexing national number network-management nodes noise numbering plan operating optical fibres outgoing output PABX packet switching parameters path PCM systems performance Peter Peregrinus private network processor protocol PSTN pulse queue radio received routing sequence number shown in Figure signalling system slots speech switching systems tandem Telecom telecommunication network telephone network terminal traffic transmission systems transmitted trunk exchange trunk network virtual private network