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2nd Edition

CRC Handbook of Modern Telecommunications

ISBN 9781138116535
Published June 16, 2017 by CRC Press
679 Pages 180 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Addressing the most dynamic areas of the ever-changing telecommunications landscape, the second edition of the bestselling CRC Handbook of Modern Telecommunications once again brings together the top minds and industry pioneers in wireless communication networks, protocols, and devices.

In addition to new discussions of radio frequency identification (RFID) and wireless sensor networks, including cognitive radio networks, this important reference systematically addresses network management and administration, as well as network organization and governance, topics that have evolved since the development of the first edition. Extensively updated and expanded, this second edition provides new information on:

  • Wireless sensor networks
  • RFID Architectures
  • Intelligent Support Systems
  • Service delivery integration with the Internet
  • Information life cycle and service level management
  • Management of emerging technologies
  • Web performance management
  • Business intelligence and analytics

The text details the latest in voice communication techniques, advanced communication concepts, network organization, governance, traffic management, and emerging trends. This comprehensive handbook provides telecommunications professionals across all fields with ready access to the knowledge they require and arms them with the understanding of the role that evolving technologies will play in the development of the telecommunications systems of tomorrow.

Table of Contents

Voice and Data Communications
Computer Telephone Integrated (CTI), M. Gilbert
Voice over IP, M. Kolon and P. Morreale
Local Area Networks, J. Amoss
RFID Architecture and Protocols, C. Wang, M. Daneshmand, and K. Sohraby
Design of Wireless Sensor Network Applications, Hardware and Software, S. Hussain
Multimedia Applications for Cognitive Radio Networks, S. Hussain and M. F. Kaleem
Summary, P. Morreale

Internet and Intranet Management Concepts, T. Piliouras and J. Braun
Virtual Private Networking Solutions, E. Sara
Web-Enabled Data Warehousing, D. Murray
Web Performance Management, K. Terplan
Application Performance Management, V. Rosenberg
Electronic Technologies, P. Morreale and M. Parikh
Internet Protocols, J. Braun
Role of Open Source Software, T. Szemethy
Summary and Trends, P. Morreale and K. Terplan

Network Management and Administration
Management Concepts, J. Ghetie
Management of Emerging Technologies, T. Szemethy
Management-Related Standards, T. Szemethy
Management Function, J. Wiener
Support Systems for Service Providers, J. Wiener
Support Processes for Service Providers, Á. Bakay and J. Wiener
Management Frameworks and Applications, Á. Bakay, T. Szemethy, and J.Wiener
Intelligence Support Systems, P. Hoffmann and K. Terplan
Management of Sensor Networks, J. Frey
Solution Architectures, N. Kincel
Summary and Trends, K. Terplan

Network Organization and Governance
Information Life Cycle Management, K. Terplan
Information Technology Alignment with Businesses, K. Terplan
Business Intelligence and Analytics, P. Morreale and D. Pareek
Service-Level Management, C. Voigt and K. Terplan
Management Services and Outsourcing, K. Terplan and C. Voigt
Network Management Organization, K. Terplan
Best Practices Benchmarks for Service Providers, K. Terplan
Summary and Trends, K. Terplan

Future Telecommunications Services
User Needs, J. Anderson and P. Morreale
Application Trends, J. Anderson and P. Morreale
Systems and Service Integration for Management, J. Anderson and K. Terplan
New Produce and Service Creation, J. Anderson
Telecommunications Tariffing, J. Anderson
Telecommunications Strategies, J. Anderson and P. Morreale
Summary, P. Morreale


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Patricia Morreale, Ph.D., is faculty member in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences at Kean University, Union, New Jersey. Prior to joining Kean, she was with Stevens Institute of Technology. She holds a patent in the design of database systems and has published widely.  She lectures internationally on network design and telecommunications service delivery and has been a consultant on a number of government and industrial projects.

Kornel Terplan, Ph.D., is a telecommunication expert with more than 30 years of highly successful multi-national consulting experience.  He has provided consulting, training, and product development services, and has published numerous books and papers on network management products and services. He is Industry Professor at Brooklyn Polytechnic University in New York, and at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.