See how to get started with VoIP, how it works, and why it saves you money
VoIP is techspeak for "voice over Internet protocol," but it could spell "saving big bucks" for your business! Here's where to get the scoop in plain English. Find out how VoIP can save you money, how voice communication travels online, and how to choose the best way to integrate your phone system with your network at home or at the office.
Discover how to:Use VoIP for your business or home phone service Choose the best network type Set up VoIP on a wireless network Understand transports and services Demonstrate VoIP's advantages to management
—Congressman Edward J. Markey, Ranking Member Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection
“Annabel Dodd’s book is a clear guide and big picture view of technologies and industries. It is an up-to-date guide for anyone who wants to be familiar with important innovations and key technologies. This is truly an industry bible for mobile, Internet, and networking services.”
—Hiawatha Bray, technology reporter, Boston Globe
A Completely Revised Bestseller with an Updated Industry Overview and New Coverage of Mobile Networks, LTE, Spectrum, Cloud Computing, and More!
The #1 Telecom Guide for Businesspeople and Nontechnical Professionals, Fully Updated for Cloud Services, Social Media, and Advanced Mobile Networks
Completely updated for the newest trends and technologies, The Essential Guide to Telecommunications, Fifth Edition, is the world’s top-selling nontechnical guide to today’s fast-changing telecommunications industry. More than 170,000 copies of previous editions are in print, and this indispensible resource has been translated into nine languages.
Writing in plain language, Dodd demystifies today’s most significant technologies, standards, and architectures. She introduces the industry-leading providers worldwide, explains where they fit in a fast-changing marketplace, and presents their key strategies. Coverage includesAssessing the massive business and technical implications of the cloud computing revolution How traffic from ubiquitous tools like Skype, Facebook, and smartphones are transforming networks Understanding recent radical changes in data centers How mobile carriers are balancing performance and cost in timing 4G upgrades How new concerns about regulation, security, and privacy are reshaping the industry
This indispensable guide provides everything you need to know about telecommunications now—whether you’re a salesperson, marketer, investor, or customer.
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.
Penetrate the facts behind the speculation on optical networking’s promise as a potential solution to skyrocketing Internet traffic. With Steve Shepard’s Optical Networking Crash Course, you’ll discover what’s what, who’s who, and how it all works together in the speed-of-light world of optical networking. From technologies, equipment, companies and competitors to nitty-gritty issues such as security, signal sinks, backhoe fade, add-drop mix and much, much more, this state-of-the-art guide is a must-read if you want to:
Compare optical and other strategies such as cable, DSL, and LMDS
Understand optical technology means, methods, potentials, and constraints
Learn what DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) is and why it could change everything
Get straight answers on optical transport issues, routing, switching and more.