By Anthony S. Acampora
This is an trouble-free textbook on a complicated subject: broadband telecommunica tion networks. i need to claim on the outset that this publication isn't really basically meant for an viewers of telecommunication experts who're weIl versed within the techniques, approach 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 exploit it as a refer ence. neither is this booklet meant to be a complicated textbook near to broadband networks. relatively, this publication is essentially meant for these desirous to leam extra approximately this fascinating 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, info, photograph, and video. Its basic viewers additionally comprises researchers and engineers from different disciplines or different branches of telecommunications who count on a destiny involvement in, or who could easily wish to leam extra approximately, the sphere of broadband networks, in addition to medical researchers and company telecommunication and knowledge verbal exchange managers whose more and more sophis ticated functions would receive advantages from (and force the necessity for) broadband web works. complex themes are on no account missed (in truth, a believable argument should be fixed that aIl of the cloth is complex, given the infancy of the topic).
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Unfortunately, not all vendors of information-related equipment have embraced one common agreed-upon set of communication protocols. As a result, the mIes followed by one type of terminating equipment may differ from those followed by another. As a result, it is not always possible to establish a connection between any two devices. A partial remedy for this situation was developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO). 11. The model contains seven layers, with each layer providing service to the layer above it such that the higher layer can communicate with its "peer" in another termination in a manner which is transparent with regard to the communications processes occurring below it.
Although these remain important, a sampling of other possible applications, spanning the end-user and network operations domains, might include: 1. Provisioning 0/ jiber-to-the-home. In this variant of the classic chickenand-egg dilemma, the advent of broadband networks is dependent on penetration of fiber-optic facilities to large offices, hornes, and small offices. At the same time, economical feasibility of fiber-to-the-home, based on conventional star-on-star wiring topologies (one link per horne/office, hubbed at a remote terminal, with local loops further hubbed at the central office) has yet to be demonstrated, especially if voice and voiceband data are the only types of traffic to be carried.
2,1 to provide the required accuracy. Moreover, in performing its role, the Nth layer is not interested in data rates on the physical links, voltage levels corresponding to logical zeros and logicaiones, or whether the medium is copper, radio, or optical fiber. Again, it is the responsibility oflayers N-1, N-2, ... , 2,1 to work out these details, so that layer N can do its job transparently with regard to that which is transpiring at the lower levels. 11, the seven-Iayer OSI model permits multiple applications to be multiplexed over one physical port; such multiplexing may be provided at layer 4 (transport layer).