Introduction to Broadband Communication Systems

Introduction to Broadband Communication Systems

By: Cajetan M. Akujuobi (author), Matthew N. O. Sadiku (author)Hardback

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Broadband networks, such as asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), frame relay, and leased lines, allow us to easily access multimedia services (data, voice, and video) in one package. Exploring why broadband networks are important in modern-day telecommunications, Introduction to Broadband Communication Systems covers the concepts and components of both standard and emerging broadband communication network systems. After introducing the fundamental concepts of broadband communication systems, the book discusses Internet-based networks, such as intranets and extranets. It then addresses the networking technologies of X.25 and frame relay, fiber channels, a synchronous optical network (SONET), a virtual private network (VPN), an integrated service digital network (ISDN), broadband ISDN (B-ISDN), and ATM. The authors also cover access networks, including digital subscriber lines (DSL), cable modems, and passive optical networks, as well as explore wireless networks, such as wireless data services, personal communications services (PCS), and satellite communications. The book concludes with chapters on network management, network security, and network testing, fault tolerance, and analysis. With up-to-date, detailed information on the state-of-the-art technology in broadband communication systems, this resource illustrates how some networks have the potential of eventually replacing traditional dial-up Internet. Requiring only a general knowledge of communication systems theory, the text is suitable for a one- or two-semester course for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in engineering as well as for short seminars on broadband communication systems.

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FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS Components of Broadband Communication Systems Communications Network Architecture Cable Broadband Data Network Architecture The Importance of Broadband Network Architectures The Future of Broadband Telecommunications Internetworking Standards INTERNET Internet Protocol Suite IPv6: Next-Generation Internet Quality of Service Applications and Services Voice over IP Internet Security Flow Control INTRANET AND EXTRANET Intranet Overview Extranet Overview Intranet Technologies Extranet Technologies The Power-Law Rule for Intranets and Extranets The Topology Models Intranet and Extranet Applications Extranet and Intranet Design Issues X.25 AND FRAME RELAY X.25 Technology Frame Relay Frame Relay Standards Frame Relay versus X.25 Voice over Frame Relay Congestion Control Frame Relay Applications FIBER CHANNEL Basic Features Fiber Channel Technology Fiber Channel Topologies Classes of Services Benefits and Applications Storage Area Networks SYNCHRONOUS OPTICAL NETWORK (SONET) SONET Signal SONET Frame SONET Components SONET Topologies Advantages and Disadvantages of SONET Synchronous Digital Hierarchy Next-Generation SONET (NGS) SONET and SDH Standards Including NGS VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK (VPN) Types of VPN VPN General Architecture Current VPN Advantages and Disadvantages VPN Security Issues VPN Standards ISDN AND BISDN ISDN BISDN ISDN STANDARDS ISDN Applications ASYNCHRONOUS TRANSFER MODE (ATM) ATM Technology ATM Network ATM Service Classes ATM Standards ATM LAN Emulation ATM Applications Traffic Management Advantages and Disadvantages DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE SYSTEMS DSL System Technology DMT Line Code for ADSL DMT Scheme The Benefits and Disadvantages of Using DMT OFDM Encoder Cap Line Code for ADSL QAM Basic Equations CAP Basic Equations CAP Passband Filtering CAP Transceiver Architectural Considerations Comparing CAP and QAM Observations HDSL SDSL SHDSL RADSL IDSL CDSL VDSL Future of DSL Systems and Broadband Systems XDSL Standards XDSL Standards Compliance CABLE MODEM SYSTEMS Cable Modem Technology External Cable Modem Internal Cable Modem Interactive Set-Top Cable Box Cable Internet Access Using QPSK and QAM in Cable Modem Systems Comparison between Broadband DSL and Cable Modem Technologies Cable Modem Systems Standards Compliance PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS Basic Operational Principles of PON The Various Types of PON Architectures Comparative Analysis of PON Technologies and Architectures Advantages of TDM PON Disadvantages of TDM PON Advantages of WDM PON PON Security Issues Passive Optical Network Standards WIRELESS DATA SERVICES Wireless LAN Wireless ATM Wireless PAN Cellular Communications Cellular Digital Packet Data WiMAX Wireless Standards Generations of Wireless Networks PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE Personal Communications Systems Basic Features of PCS PCS Solutions PCS Architecture PCS Standard PCS Satellite Services PCS Access Methods SATELLITE COMMUNICATION Fundamentals Orbital Characteristics Propagation Characteristics Broadband Communications to Land and Sea Locations Broadband Airborne Mobile Satellite Communication Applications NETWORK MANAGEMENT Network Management Architecture Network Management Protocols Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Information Base (MIB) Structure of Management Information (SMI) Remote Network Monitoring (RMON) NETWORK SECURITY Security Requirements Network Threats Access Control Methods Cryptography Firewalls Intrusion Detection Security Standards NETWORK TESTING, FAULT TOLERANCE, AND ANALYSIS Testing Tools for ADSL Interoperability Tests Test Methods Telephone Subscriber Loop Environment Broadband Fixed Wireless Access Networks Wireline Broadband Technology Testbed Fault-Tolerant Operations Next-Generation SONET Testing APPENDIX A: Testing DSLAM Using SmartBits-SmartWindow APPENDIX B: Testing DSLAM Using SmartBits-SmartxDSL INDEX A Summary, Review Questions, and Problems appear at the end of each chapter.

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  • publication date: 18/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781420061499
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9781420061499
  • weight: 748
  • ISBN10: 1420061496

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