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The Essential Guide to Telecommunication (6th Edition) (Essential Guide Series)



Completely updated and now in its sixth edition, The Essential Guide to Telecommunications is the world’s top-selling, nontechnical guide to the fast-changing telecommunications industry.


Writing in plain, easy-to-understand language, telecom expert Annabel Z. Dodd demystifies today’s most significant telecom and networking technologies, standards, and architectures. She introduces leading providers worldwide, explains where they fit in a fast-changing marketplace, and presents their key strategies. Extensive updates to this edition include new coverage of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), extensive new wireless updates (including LTE), and updates to telecom/network security threats and countermeasures.


Coverage includes

  • Computing and enabling technologies associated with modern telecommunications
  • LANs, data centers, and VoIP PBXs
  • Competition, industry structures, and regulation
  • Carrier networks
  • Broadband and wide area networks
  • The Internet
  • Mobile and Wi-Fi networks, and much more

The Essential Guide to Telecommunications, Sixth Edition, is the ideal single source resource for everyone who needs to understand this crucial industry, from novices and students to new employees, sales/marketing professionals, operations staff, managers, and technologists who need to understand where their work fits in the broader picture.

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