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Introduction to Broadband Communication Systems

1st Edition

By Cajetan M. Akujuobi, Matthew N.O. Sadiku

Chapman and Hall/CRC

456 pages | 233 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM012040
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
COM059000
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical