Intended for managers using public networks, equipment manufacturers, systems builders, network managers, service providers, the sales staffs of companies involved with intelligent networks, and IN engineers, this work offers a thorough analysis of the current status and future evolution of intelligent networks. It discusses the various technologies that are building blocks in the construction of IN and includes detailed, real-life examples of services and how they are implemented. It also covers standardization of IN, user and usability aspects and service interaction.
Building, operating, and using large complicated systems; intelligent networks in general; platforms for IN today; exploitation of IN into service today; risks and threats facing intelligent networks; new service demands in the future; future network evolutions in harmony with intelligent networks; building, operating, and using future large complicated systems like telecommunication networks; simple network management protocol; network management platforms; OSI and related open systems. Part 3 Vendor implementations: Cabletron Systems Inc; 3Com Corp; Synoptics Communications Corp; ADC Fibermux; Ungermann-Bass Inc; Networth Inc. Part 4 Planning: hub evaluation criteria.