Addressing the most dynamic areas of the ever-changing telecommunications landscape, the second edition of the bestselling CRC Handbook of Modern Telecommunications once again brings together the top minds and industry pioneers in wireless communication networks, protocols, and devices. In addition to new discussions of radio frequency identification (RFID) and wireless sensor networks, including cognitive radio networks, this important reference systematically addresses network management and administration, as well as network organization and governance, topics that have evolved since the development of the first edition. Extensively updated and expanded, this second edition provides new information on: Wireless sensor networks RFID Architectures Intelligent Support Systems Service delivery integration with the Internet Information life cycle and service level management Management of emerging technologies Web performance management Business intelligence and analytics The text details the latest in voice communication techniques, advanced communication concepts, network organization, governance, traffic management, and emerging trends.
This comprehensive handbook provides telecommunications professionals across all fields with ready access to the knowledge they require and arms them with the understanding of the role that evolving technologies will play in the development of the telecommunications systems of tomorrow.
Patricia Morreale, Ph.D., is faculty member in the Department ofaComputer Scienceain the College ofaNatural and Applied Sciences at Kean University, Union, New Jersey. Prior to joining Kean, she was with Stevens Institute of Technology. She holds a patent in the design of database systems and has published widely.a She lectures internationally on network design and telecommunications service delivery and has been a consultant on a number of government and industrial projects. Kornel Terplan, Ph.D., is a telecommunication expert with more than 30 years of highly successful multi-national consulting experience.a He has provided consulting, training, and product development services, and has published numerous books and papers on network managementaproducts andaservices. He isaIndustry Professor ataBrooklyn Polytechnic University in New York, and at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.