Leo Wrobel examines the technologies, devices, and equipment commonly used by telecommunications carriers. He explores the basics of voice and data communications as well as a wide range of telecommunications topics, particularly focusing on client server LAN networks within wide area networks and digital networks. Major issues surrounding LAN interconnection are explained in easy–to–understand language and numerous illustrations.
Wrobel provides MIS and network managers a comprehensive view of emerging telecommunications technologies, current networking technology for information systems, and detailed information on how to implement useful solutions. Reviews of industry standard solutions from a technical perspective give a detailed overview of the various protocols and their operation. He also looks at the applicability of the technology to support organizational data and communications needs for a competitive advantage. The book is written for LAN, MIS, and IT managers, computer operations managers, telecom managers, technical service providers, equipment suppliers, network planners, and software engineers.
First, the Basics.
WAN Services Overview.
LAN/WAN Interconnection Basics.
High Speed WAN Connectivity (T1, T3, SONET).
Advanced Techniques for High Speed WAN Connectivity.
Supporting Small Offices, Nomadic Users, and Telecommuters.
Emerging Competitive Alternatives.
Exploiting Telecom Reform in Network Procurements.
Summary and Conclusions.
Common Telecommunications Acronyms.