The standard reference for telecommunications in business, now fully revised and updated Telecommunications has undergone a profound transformation in the past decade, with more rapid-fire technological innovation just over the horizon. The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications provides you with the hands-on specifics you need to understand each of these technologies, all in easy-to-follow language that anyone with a professional or personal interest in the subject can quickly understand. This newest edition of James Harry Green's indispensable industry reference--updated to encompass newer technologies from Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to wireless--provides top-to-bottom explanations of all aspects of telecommunications along with key interrelationships between telecom's myriad components. It's all here: Voice and data fundamentals Pulse code modulation Outside plant Structured wiring Local area network principles Circuit-switching concepts Packet technologies Fiber optics Microwave radio Satellite transmission Cellular and PCS radio systems International Telecommunications Union standards Digital cable transmission systems PBX Centrex Automatic call distribution Voice processing Gigabit Ethernet Frame relay Internetworking and convergence Network management systems For precision...for readability...for state-of-the-art technology... The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications stands alone. It remains the must-have reference manual for anyone involved in, or just beginning to learn about, the telecommunications industry. The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications represents many books to many people. For management professionals who are given essential telecommunications responsibilities yet little training, or salespersons who need to understand the environment into which their products fit, it explains telecommunications in terms that are detailed yet understandable. For technical professionals who need to gain familiarity with new areas quickly, it promises comprehensive, accurate information and research. In fact, all professionals or students who need an up-to-date telecommunications reference will appreciate its ease of use and completeness of information. This all-encompassing book covers everything that matters in telecommunications. From the regulated early monopoly of AT&T to the polyglot of service providers today, the wireless technologies of today versus the emerging wireless technologies of tomorrow, the move from legacy network technologies to metropolitan Ethernet and Multiprotocol label switching-- The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications will explain the essentials of the past, present, and future of telecommunications. Look to this latest edition of James Harry Green's classic industry reference for updated information on new and emerging products, including: New chapters on topics including access technologies, softswitches, IP networks, Metropolitan Area Networks, and more E-commerce strategies to effectively utilize the business-to-business aspects of the Internet How new data applications are driving the convergence of voice and data services Developments in data protocol compatibility and standardization An exhaustive dictionary of more than 640 acronyms--everything from 3G (Third-Generation Cellular) to XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) A glossary with concise definitions of more than 500 terms used in the bookGreen, James H. is the author of 'Irwin Handbook Of Telecommunications ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780071452229 and ISBN 0071452222.