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1st Edition

Telecommunication Networks

ISBN 9781138077775
Published March 29, 2017 by CRC Press
918 Pages 508 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Many argue that telecommunications network infrastructure is the most impressive and important technology ever developed. Analyzing the telecom market’s constantly evolving trends, research directions, infrastructure, and vital needs, Telecommunication Networks responds with revolutionized engineering strategies to optimize network construction.

Omnipresent in society, telecom networks integrate a wide range of technologies. These include quantum field theory for the study of optical amplifiers, software architectures for network control, abstract algebra required to design error correction codes, and network, thermal, and mechanical modeling for equipment platform design.

Illustrating how and why network developers make technical decisions, this book takes a practical engineering approach to systematically assess the network as a whole—from transmission to switching. Emphasizing a uniform bibliography and description of standards, it explores existing technical developments and the potential for projected alternative architectural paths, based on current market indicators.

The author characterizes new device and equipment advances not just as quality improvements, but as specific responses to particular technical market necessities. Analyzing design problems to identify potential links and commonalities between different parts of the system, the book addresses interdependence of these elements and their individual influence on network evolution. It also considers power consumption and real estate, which sometimes outweigh engineering performance data in determining a product’s success.

To clarify the potential and limitations of each presented technology and system analysis, the book includes quantitative data inspired by real products and prototypes. Whenever possible, it applies mathematical modeling to present measured data, enabling the reader to apply demonstrated concepts in real-world situations. Covering everything from high-level architectural elements to more basic component physics, its focus is to solve a problem from different perspectives, and bridge descriptions of well-consolidated solutions with newer research trends.

Table of Contents


Book Content and Organization

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Drivers for Telecommunication Network Evolution

Market of Telecom Carriers

Requirements for Next Generation Networks

Networks Fundamentals and Present Architectures

Network Infrastructure Architecture

Network Functional Architecture

Network Convergence over IP

Comparison among Different Core Architectures

Technology for Telecommunications: Optical Fibers, Amplifiers, and Passive Devices

Optical Fibers for Transmission

Optical Fiber Amplifiers

Optical Filters

Technology for Telecommunications: Integrated Optics and Microelectronics

Semiconductor Lasers

Semiconductor Amplifiers

PIN and APD Photodiodes

Optical Modulation Devices

Optical Switches

Electronic Components

Electronics for Transmission and Routing

Interface Modules and Transceivers

Transmission Systems Architectures and Performances

Intensity Modulation and Direct Detection Transmission

Intensity Modulation and Direct Detection Systems Using Optical Amplifiers

Alternative Modulation Formats

Hardware Architecture of Optical Transmission Systems

Switching Systems: Architecture and Performances

Space Division Switch Fabrics

Time Division Switch Fabrics

Wavelength Division Switch Fabrics

Hardware Platforms for Switching Network Elements

On the Performances of Core Switching Machines

Circuit Switching in the Transport Layer

Packet Switching at MPLS and IP Layers: Routers

Packet Switching at Ethernet Layer: Carrier Class Ethernet Switches

Convergent Network Management and Control Plane

ASON Architecture

GMPLS Architecture

Design and Optimization of ASON/GMPLS Networks

GMPLS Network Design for Survivability

Impact of ASON/GMPLS on Carriers OPEX

Next-Generation Transmission Systems Enabling Technologies, Architectures, and Performances

100 Gbit/s Transmission Issues

Multilevel Optical Transmission

Alternative and Complementary Transmission Techniques

Design Rules for 100 Gbit/s Long Haul Transmission Systems

Summary of Experimental 100 Gbit/s Systems Characteristics

Next-Generation Networking: Enabling Technologies, Architectures, and Performances

Optical Digital Network

Transparent Optical Transport Network

Transparent Optical Packet Network (T-OPN)

The New Access Network Systems and Enabling Technologies

TDMA and TDM Overlay Passive Optical Network

WDM Passive Optical Network

WDM-PON versus GPON and XG-PON Performance Comparison

Enabling Technologies for Gbit/s Capacity Access

Appendix A: SDH/SONET Signaling

Appendix B: Spanning Tree Protocol

Appendix C: Inter-Symbol Interference Indexes Summation Rule

Appendix D: Fiber Optical Amplifiers: Analytical Modeling

Appendix E: Space Division Switch Fabric Performance Evaluation

Appendix F: Acronyms

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Eugenio Iannone received his university degree in electronic engineering from Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. He is a well-known executive consultant working mainly for small and medium-size companies. He consults on optimizing methods to drive key innovation processes or to transfer technologies from research institutes and universities to the industrial environment. With 15 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, Iannone has held several managerial positions. Since 2002, Iannone has been a senior vice president of application engineering at Pirelli Labs OI, the company’s research and design center for telecommunications and strategy. He has also served as marketing director at PGT Photonics, the arm devoted to telecommunication components and subsystems business. During the course of his career, Iannone has authored more than 100 papers and developed several international patents on optical transmission, optical switching, and the architecture of optical networks.