Praise forTelecommunications Essentials"InTelecommunications Essentials, Goleniewski guides us through the ever-changing world of telecommunications with much sense and a great deal of style. Her wide ranging and in-depth study into this complex field is superbly researched and written. Its emphasis on learning and technology is thought-provoking and never fails to be relevant to the field today. It is essential reading." Chris Barclay, Director, Strategy & Planning, Retail, Telstra"Lillian Goleniewski has a gift in presenting the complexity of telecommunications to her audiences. The careers of countless people in Australia have benefited from their contact with her. Her material is now captured in this book, which should rightfully grace any self-respecting technical collection." Dr. Bob Horton, Deputy Chairman, Australian Communications Authority"If you need one good reference book on telecom, this is it. It's comprehensive, easy to understand, and up-to-date on latest technologydefinitely a must-have for both beginners and professionals." To Chee Eng, Principal Anaylst, Telecoms and Internet, Gartner Group"Lili Goleniewski is a gifted communicator and educator who combines clear explanation of complex technologies with a firm grasp of the dynamic commercial environment in which those technologies are being deployed. The author's extensive international experience in communicating to an audience drawn from diverse cultures and differing levels of familiarity with technical concepts and the English language enables her to enliven subject matter that otherwise can be dauntingly unapproachable. I commend this book to anyone seeking to develop their understanding of developing communications technologies, regardless of their technical background." Peter Leonard, Managing Partner, Technology and Communications, Gilbert & Tobin Lawyers"Telecommunications Essentialsprovides a thorough overview of all aspects of the telecommunications network. Whether you are new to telecom or have years of experience, this well-organized and detailed reference will help you learn what you need to know or remember what you have forgotten." David West, Vice President, Equinox Information Systems"Here is a book that demystifies a technical world. Lili applies a matter-of-fact style and laces this with humor and the occasional wonder to weave all the complex building blocks of the telecommunications industry into a readable book. The book will be a permanent fixture on my 'go to find an answer' reference list." Kiron Chatterjee, Koshen Holdings and Former CEO of Asia Online"Telecommunication Essentialsis an excellent high-level view of telecom. It provides interesting examples of actual and potential applications in telecom. This is an extraordinarily useful and timely book." Natasha K. Zaslove, Lawyer"Reviewing Lili's book was a joy.Telecommunications Essentialsapproaches the subject unlike typical academic or reference textsinstead, it tells stories, effectively and engagingly explaining the new culture evolving around telecommunications, with just the right amount of relevant technical details.Telecommunications Essentialstraces the evolution of public networks from simple voice conduits to the life-changing multiservice information universe of the near future, intriguingly and provocatively predicting how we, as humans, might radically change our interactionswith each other and with machinesas a result. I recommend Lili's book to anyone seeking an informative, enjoyable rGoleniewski, Lillian is the author of 'Telecommunication Essentials The Complete Global Reference Source to Communications Fundamentals, Data Networking and the Internet, and Next-Generation Networks', published 0000 under ISBN 9780201760323 and ISBN 0201760320.