The book will provide a much-needed overview of the latest communication technologies and describe the influences of the so-called 'next generation' networks on telecom operators' environments. It will begin with a very brief history of telecoms and how the advent of the internet has changed the way people think about communications.
Part I: Technology.
- Circuit Switched Technologies.
- The Transmission Infrastructure.
- Intelligent Networks.
- Mobile Networks.
- Packet Switched Technologies.
- Access Technologies.
- Voice and Data Convergence.
- Representing Information.
- Directories more than just Information Storage.
Part II: Services, Architectures and Applications.
- Intelligent Network Services.
- Call Centres.
- Internet Based Services.
- Bringing it all together- The New Network Architecture.
- Part III: Implications.
- Expectation and Realisation.
- Reference and Further Reading.
- Telecommunications network managers, network strategists and designers.
- Technical departmental managers in telecommunications operators who are looking for a book that will allow them to understand the evolving technologies at their disposal and help them form strategies that will shape their department to manage the change.
- Also, all those from either a telecommunications or IT background trying to understand the implications of the convergence of the traditional telecoms networks and the internet.