This book explores contemporary telecommunications technology. It looks at the factors that will radically affect networks in the 1990s, helping to assess options for telecommunications systems with increased power, efficiency, and flexibility. Addressing both the technical and managerial aspects of the industry, it aims to promote understanding of the concepts and issues behind the latest technologies. The book places heavy emphasis on Open Systems Interconnection and supporting standards. It surveys microwave, fibre, infrared and satellite transmission media. The text discusses the management and transmission of information as well as monetary measures of system design - and covers issues and trends of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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