"A 'must' for anyone involved in the practical aspects of the telecommunications industry." -Choice, on the Third Edition A MAJOR NEW EDITION OF A LEADING REFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY Through its three previous editions, Roger Freeman's Telecommunication System Engineering has become a must-have reference on telecommunication networks. Since the third edition appeared in 1996, telecommunications has evolved exponentially, growing more multifaceted in its forms and applications, and more pervasive in everyday life. This new edition of Telecommunication System Engineering answers the challenges of today's telecommunication industry by presenting a technical overview of telecommunication networks from a system viewpoint, demonstrating how disciplines can interact to achieve desired goals. As in previous editions, Freeman covers all the concepts necessary for a complete understanding of the design of practical telecommunication networks, whether they carry voice, data, facsimile, telemetry, video, or any combination of these. Approaching the information in a systematic and interactive way, the book: Uniquely covers both North American and ITU-T practice Discusses the dramatic changes that have taken place in the industry since the last edition Includes new chapters on important hot topics such as asynchronous transfer mode, broadband technologies, network management, voice over IP, and connectivities of PCs via servers and networks Describes the evolution of cellular radio from a mobile telephone service to mobile multimedia digital multi-access capability Thoroughly up-to-date and comprehensive, Telecommunication System Engineering, Fourth Edition is an ideal reference or self-study source for telecommunications managers, technicians, engineers, and other practicing professionals as well as for advanced students in telecommunications.Roger L. Freeman is the author of 'Telecommunication System Engineering (Wiley Series in Telecommunications and Signal Processing)', published 2004 under ISBN 9780471451334 and ISBN 0471451339.