This book is for any telecommunications-convergence professional who needs to understand the structure of the industry, the structure of telephony networks and services, and the equipment involved.With the growing variety of networks and technologies now on offer it is inevitable that some convergence will take place between different networks, services and products. New VOIP (voice over internet protocol) networks must interwork with traditional networks. For instance, mobile phones can offer data services; wireless broadband connections to laptops will allow VOIP phone calls away from base; users could have the option of 'convergent phones' that can be used on a landline when at home or business, but which can be used as a mobile when on the move, and so on.
Table of Contents
The telecom industry Overview/ Industry structure/ Telecommunication standards/ Network communication protocols/ Network Equipment Building Systems, Safety and EMC/ Radio spectrum management/ Telephone networks Overview/ Telephony networks architecture/ Traffic flow in telephony networks/ Telephone transmission planning/ Network control & signalling/ Cellular telephone networks/ Telephone network services Overview/ Centrex services and private networks Kanagendra/ Integrated Services Digital Network/ Call centres/ Voice processing/ Radio paging/ Customer premises equipment/ Overview/ Telephone instruments/ PABX and key systems/ Facsimile/ Data modems/ Bluetooth/ Mobile phones/ VOIP phone systems