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Essential Guide to Telecommunications Paperback – 12 September 2001
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- Publisher : Prentice Hall; 3rd edition (12 September 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 528 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0130649074
- ISBN-13 : 978-0130649072
- Dimensions : 23.62 x 17.93 x 3.56 cm
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From the Back Cover
The completely updated nontechnical telecom guide for business people and other professionals.
- Advanced cellular networks
- Optical technologies
- The Internet
- Cable modems and DSL
In the past two years, the telecommunications industry has undergone major changes. The Essential Guide to Telecommunications, Third Edition, is your complete guide to the new realities of telecommunications. This new edition reflects all of today's most critical issues, trends and technologies. In addition to providing crucial insights into the fast-changing competitive landscape, Annabel Dodd provides important information about the structure of, and key players in, the industry.
The Essential Guide to Telecommunications, Third Edition will give you an easy-to-comprehend, broad understanding of this fast-changing industry. Coverage includes:
- Optical technologies expanded
- Advanced cellular networks: 2.5G and 3G standards
- Speech recognition, call centers and PBXs
- Comprehensive coverage of key players and the state of telecommunications in Europe, Asia, and Latin America
- Updated and expanded coverage of the Internet and convergence
What readers of the previous editions had to say:"With jargon-free definitions, clear schematic drawings and its steady narrative drive,The Essential Guide to Telecommunications is a reassuring testament to the human ability to comprehend and communicate at some fundamental level even the most bewildering technology."
―David Warsh, The Boston Globe"This book cuts through all the jargon and mysterious acronyms to give easily understood explanations of telecommunications, from the basics to the latest technology. I refer to it on a regular basis and constantly recommend it to others."
―Michael Rieke, Editor of the Dow Jones Bandwidth Intelligence Alert"It is fair to say that Annabel Dodd has done more to demystify the industry for more people than anyone else in Massachusetts. For those who don't know bandwidth from a band saw or optical networks from an ophthalmologist, Dodd's book offers valuable insights into the products and services that fall under the telecommunications umbrella."
―Katherine Raphaelson, Director, Massachusetts Telecommunications Council"This book is written for those who have little or no technical background. It's an easy-to-read overview of much of the technology available now and great if you have no patience for technical terminology."
―George Runkle, The Motley Fool, Inc.
About the Author
ANNABEL Z. DODD is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University and has taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Formerly in marketing at New England Telephone and Telecommunications and manager at a Fortune 500 company, she consults widely and gives seminars at major corporations and institutions worldwide. The Massachusetts Telecommunications Council honored her as the Professor of the Year 2000.
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It does not, however, provide much depth on any one technology. Most topics, such as ATM, SONET, etc., are covered in one to four pages each. It was significantly less than I was looking for, but I am still impressed with how well Ms. Dodd covered such a broad range of topics. Anyone with a high school education, no telecom experience, and the motivation to do it, could read and learn from this book.
The one problem I had with the book was numerous grammatical errors. I found that in some cases I had to mentally disassemble and rebuild a sentence to understand what was trying to be said.
I would (and have) recommend this book to a coworker and/or friend getting started with telecommunications.