The erosion of the traditional voice service, together with theever-increasing competition between companies, is pushing thetelecommunications industry towards a major shift in its businessmodels. Customers want more services in a more flexible way. Today,this shift can only be carried out by offering converged servicesbuilt around the Internet Protocol (IP). Triple Play, a bundle ofvoice, video, and data services for residential customers, is thebasis of this new strategy.
Hens and Caballero explain how and why the telecommunicationsindustry is facing this change, how to define, implement and offerthese new services, and describes the technology behind theconverged network. Triple Play analyses a number of businessstrategies to minimise costs, while migrating infrastructures andoffering new services.
Triple Play: Building the Converged Network for IP, VoIP andIPTV provides decision makers, engineers, telecommunicationsoperators, network equipment manufacturers, installers and ITmanagers with a thorough understanding of the changes oftraditional voice service and its impact upon thetelecommunications industry.
José Caballero is the International Marketing manager for Trend Communications Ltd. He has an M.B.A., B.S. and an M.A. in computer communications. José has previously worked as a Communications Developer, Consultant at IBM, and is currently Director of Telecommunications in the UOC university. He is an acknowledged expert in next-generation networks and has published several articles, interviews and books on these subjects in the U.S., UK, Spain and Mexico. Over the last ten years José has given over 90 international lectures, seminars and conferences on Triple Play, NGN, SDH/SONET, 3G and Gigabit Ethernet.
Francisco Hens is a senior technology specialist at Trends Communications Ltd. He holds a B.Eng. and an M.A. in Telecommunications from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Francisco has a wide experience in local and extended networks, and many of his interests include most of the technologies deployed in the field of triple play, voice, video and data applications: TCP/IP architecture and routing, Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet, SDH, ATM, and DSL. He has published books, articles and white papers on these subjects.
The process of convergence is characterised by complexinteractions between different technical fields, business areas andend-user relations, where traditional telecommunications services,internet-based services and media broadcast services are blendinginto a continuum of rich new offerings. With these changes theexisting hardwired links between user services and specificindustry segments are rapidly dissolving.Presents guide to end-user market trends and expectationsIncludes models and analysis of new industry structures anddynamicsContains comprehensive discussion of innovation as a businessdriverProvides wide range of references to reflect thecross-disciplinary scope of convergenceOffers motivation and suggestions for refocus of key businessstrategies
Convergence bridges the fields of business, economics,technology and social studies and analyses business models andpractices from across a range of industry segments. The wide scopemakes the book an ideal text for technically-minded executives,business-oriented engineers and anyone with an interest in theintricacies of the convergence triggered market changes.
In Tubes, Andrew Blum, a correspondent at Wired magazine, takes us on an engaging, utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself. A remarkable journey through the brave new technological world we live in, Tubes is to the early twenty-first century what Soul of a New Machine—Tracy Kidder’s classic story of the creation of a new computer—was to the late twentieth.
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) is rapidly being deployed asa compliment service to existing distribution technologies.
Why IPTV? traces the changes in Internet ProtocolTelevision since the mid-1990s and examines what IPTV means today.The author analyzes what delivery of TV over an IP network means,both in terms of possibilities for new services, and in terms ofthe impact on the network and how it has to be managed. Inaddition, Why IPTV? helps you understand how introducingIPTV into the Web 2.0 world will impact the new services. It looksat the current trends in the consumer electronics industry as wellas the network industry, and describes how the new technology canenhance and extend the existing business models in the TV industry,particularly in advertising; and also how it creates newpossibilities, for instance, through personalization.
Why IPTV? Interactivity, Technologies, Services:Provides an accessible introduction to IPTV.Covers the technology to build IPTV systems, and shows whatlies beyond traditional business models and existing distributiontechnologies.Considers how IPTV technologies can exploit and change thecurrent trends in consumer electronics and network industry.Explores how the merging of Web 2.0 and IPTV will open newopportunities for services.Addresses hot topics such as IPTV Interaction and ChannelSwitching, Networking and Streaming with Information ManagementSystems, Advertising and Personalization of IPTV.
Why IPTV? will provide engineers in networking, TVbroadcast companies, technology specialists in content creationcompanies and people in the IPTV industry (including management)with an engaging and insightful reference into Internet ProtocolTelevision.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is revolutionizing the waypeople communicate – both in the corporate world and inpersonal life. The enormous success of VoIP has led to its adoptionin a wide range of networking technologies. Each network technologyhas its unique features and poses distinct challenges for theperformance of VoIP.
VoIP: Wireless, P2P and New Enterprise Voice overIPdescribes the issues arising in the deployment of VoIP in anemerging heterogeneous network environment. Along with a briefoverview of the concepts, protocols, algorithms, and equipmentinvolved in realizing VoIP, this book focuses on two areas: qualityand performance issues in deploying VoIP over various networksettings, and the new mechanisms and protocols in these emergingnetworks to assist the deployment of VoIP.
VoIP: Wireless, P2P and New Enterprise Voice over IP:Discusses the basics of VoIP, VoIP codecs and VoIP Protocolsincluding SIP and H.323.Details new technologies such as P2P technology, VoWiFi, WiMax,and 3G Networks.Explains the QoS issues arising from deploying VoIP using thenew technologies.Solves the performance issues that arise when VoIP is deployedover different network technologies.
This book is an invaluable resource for professional networkengineers, designers, managers, researchers, decision makers andproject managers overseeing VoIP implementations. Marketanalysts, consultants, and those studying advanced undergraduateand graduate courses on data, voice and multimedia communicationswill also find this book insightful.