Present Status & Future Trends



Telecommunications Present Status & Future
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Book information

  • Published: January 1995
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1368-1

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 1.1 Yesterday and Today 1.2 Tomorrow 1.3 Report Synopsis2. The Coming of the Information Age3. The Promise of Advanced Technology 3.1 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Expert Systems 3.2 Photonics 3.2.1 Optical Fiber Transmission Systems 3.2.2 Other Photonic Applications 3.3 Wireless Networking 3.4 Broadband Switching and Transmission 3.4.1 Frame Relay 3.4.2 Cell Relay 3.4.3 Switched Multimegabit Data Service (SMDS) 3.4.4 Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) 3.4.5 Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) 3.5 Satellites 3.6 Hardware and Software Technologies 3.7 Processors 3.8 Evolutionary Trends4. The Role of Government and Standards 4.1 The ONA Method 4.2 The Standard Making Process 4.3 The OSI Model5. The Impact of Market Forces and User Needs 5.1 The Role of the Providers and Suppliers 5.2 The Role of the User6. The Emergence of New Products, Systems, and Services 6.1 Advanced Terminals and Services 6.2 User/Provider Interconnections 6.3 Standardized Broadband Services7. The Evolution of Networks 7.1 Globalization of Telecommunications Service 7.1.1 Digitization 7.1.2 Integration 7.1.3 Packetization 7.1.4 Privatization 7.1.5 Standardization 7.2 LANs, MANs, and WANs 7.2.1 Local Area Networks (LANs) 7.2.2 Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) 7.2.3 Wide Area Networks (WANs) 7.2.4 Interworking Devices: Repeaters, Bridges, Routers, and Gateways 7.3 Advanced Network Architectures 7.3.1 Virtual Private Line Networks (VPLN) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) 7.3.2 Intelligent Networks (IN) and Advanced Intelligent Networks (AIN) 7.3.3 Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) 7.3.4 Broadband ISDN (B-ISDN) 7.3.5 Internet and NREN 7.3.6 Personal Communications Network (PCN) and Universal Personal Telecommunications (UPT) 7.3.7 Signaling and Network Management 7.4 Summary of Capabilities and Applications8. The Critical Trends and Issues 8.1 Pertinent Quotes 8.2 Seven Ten Year Projections 8.3 Issues and Actions Impacting Telecommunications 8.3.1 Standardization 8.3.2 Government Policies 8.3.3 Telecommunications Infrastructure 8.3.4 Privacy, Security, and Fraud 8.3.5 A Comment Concerning Issues9. Conclusions and Recommendations10. Addendum-Telecommunications Trends Update11. ReferencesAppendix-Possible Broadband Services in ISDNAcronyms and AbbreviationsDefinitions