By Anthony S. Acampora
This is an undemanding textbook on a sophisticated subject: broadband telecommunica tion networks. i need to claim on the outset that this ebook isn't really basically meant for an viewers of telecommunication experts who're weIl versed within the strategies, method architectures, and underlying applied sciences of high-speed, multi media, bandwidth-on-demand, packet-switching networks, even supposing the techni caIly refined telecommunication practitioner might need to take advantage of it as a refer ence. neither is this booklet meant to be a sophisticated textbook with reference to broadband networks. quite, this booklet is basically meant for these wanting to leam extra approximately this intriguing fron tier within the box of telecommunications, an viewers that comes with platforms designers, and software program engineers, en gineering scholars, R&D managers, and marketplace planners who search an comprehend ing of local-, metropolitan-, and wide-area broadband networks for integrating voice, facts, photo, and video. Its basic viewers additionally contains researchers and engineers from different disciplines or different branches of telecommunications who count on a destiny involvement in, or who may easily prefer to leam extra approximately, the sphere of broadband networks, in addition to medical researchers and company telecommunication and information conversation managers whose more and more sophis ticated functions would receive advantages from (and force the necessity for) broadband web works. complex subject matters are not at all overlooked (in truth, a believable argument can be fastened that aIl of the cloth is complicated, given the infancy of the topic).
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