Broadband Telecommunications Handbook

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 25, 2002 - Technology - 805 pages
In this one-of-a-kind, jargon-free volume, renowned communications expert and instructor Bud Bates breaks down every broadband technology and explains it by function, subjecting each to 3 questions: what is it, what will it do for me, and what is it going to cost me.

* The leading title in the field, heavily updated to reflect the latest technologies
* New chapters on MPLS (MultiProtocol Label Switching), 2.5/3G wireless, GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), MMDS (Microwave Multi-Point Distribution System), and more
* Valuable to both technical and business people
* Emphasizes key concepts and techniques for getting the job done right

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About the author (2002)

REGIS "BUD" BATES has more than 36 years of experience in telecommunications and information systems. He oversees the overall operation of TC International Consulting, Inc. (TCIC) of Phoenix, Arizona. TCIC is a full-service management consulting organization that specializes in designing and integrating information technologies. TC International Consulting leads the pack in strategic development and implementation of new technologies for carriers and corporations alike.

Bud's experience served in major network designs from Local Area Networks (LANs) to Wide Area Networks (WANs) using high-quality, all-digital transmission services: T1, T3, and SONET/SDH. His studies and recommendations resulted in significant financial savings. One project included the design and implementation of a Frame Relay network that spanned over 14 countries and 80 locations. This project resulted in huge monthly savings while preseving subsecond response times across the network.

His articles have been published in Network World, Information Week, International Journal of Information Management, and others. He has authored numerous books published by McGraw-Hill and Artech House. His recent published books Voice and Data Communications, Fourth Edition; GPRS, and Optical Switching and Networking continue to fall on McGraw-Hill's bestseller list. Bud also develops and conducts various public seminars throughout the world, ranging from a managerial overview to very technical instruction on voice, data, and LAN communications. He spends must of his time working with the major telecommunications manufacturers in training their staff members on the innovations of technology and the convergence of voice and data networks for the future. Many of his materials are used throughout the higher education institutions in certification and graduate-level classes in telecommunications management.

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