Signaling in Telecommunication Networks

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Wiley, Nov 3, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 704 pages
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Guidance to help you grasp even the most complex network structures and signaling protocols

The Second Edition of Signaling in Telecommunication Networks has been thoroughly updated, offering new chapters and sections that cover the most recent developments in signaling systems and procedures. This acclaimed book covers subscriber and network signaling in both fixed and mobile networks.

Coverage begins with an introduction to circuit-switched telephone networks, including an examination of trunks, exchanges, access systems, transmission systems, and other basic components. Next, the authors introduce signaling concepts, beginning with older Channel Associated Signaling (CAS) systems and progressing to today's Common Channel Signaling (CCS) systems. The book then examines packet networks and their use in transmitting voice (VoIP), TCP/IP protocols, VoIP signaling protocols, and ATM protocols.

Throughout the book, the authors emphasize functionality, particularly the roles of individual protocols and how they fit in network architectures, helping readers grasp even the most complex network structures and signaling protocols. Highlights of the Second Edition include:

  • Coverage of the latest developments and topics, including new chapters on access networks, intelligent network application part, signaling for voice communication in packet networks, and ATM signaling
  • Drawings and tables that help readers understand and visualize complex systems
  • Comprehensive, updated references for further study
  • Examples to help readers make the bridge from theory to application

With the continued growth and expansion of the telecommunications industry, the Second Edition is essential reading for telecommunications students as well as anyone involved in this dynamic industry needing a solid understanding of the different signaling systems and how they work. Moreover, the book helps readers wade through the voluminous and complex technical standards by providing the essential structure, terminology, and functionality needed to understand them.

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About the author (2006)

JOHN G. VAN BOSSE, MS, is an electrical engineer with almost forty years in telecommunications. He worked at the Automatic Electric Laboratories of General Telephone and Electronics, Inc. over a twenty-year period in several capacities, including development engineer, department head, and consultant. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Lucent Technologies), from which he retired in 1991 as a DMTS (Distinguished Member of Technical Staff). He is the author of several papers on telecommunications switching and traffic.

FABRIZIO U. DEVETAK, MS, studied electrical engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, where he earned his degree in 1972. In the same year, he joined General Telephone and Electronics, Inc., working first in Italy and later in their U.S. laboratories. In 1984, he began working at AT&T Bell Laboratories (Lucent), where he met Mr. van Bosse. After retiring in 2001 as Technical Manager, he completed a course on packet networking and obtained Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Certified Network Professional (CCNP) technical certifications from Cisco Systems, a leading manufacturer of packet-switched telecommunications equipment.

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