The telecommunications industry is on the cusp of entering a brighter era following its emergence from the great downturn of 2001-2004. The author draws on the lessons learned from this phase, in a comprehensive examination of the interrelationships between the principal broadband technologies, markets and players. His portrayal of the past and present status of the technology sheds light on its potential future. The approach takes in all of the key technologies in a single volume, addressing all fundamental access considerations. This book offers the full picture, featuring the main broadband market drivers and market players and discussing all of the principal battles at stake as well as their potential conclusions. This rare, comprehensive network/service level view is timely and will be welcomed by industry and academia alike. A detailed network/service level view of the industry that draws on the lessons learned from the economic downturn of 2001 2004 to provide invaluable guidance for the future. It provides an all encompassing approach, examining all the key technologies in a single volume including Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and DSL Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSL DSLAM), Wireless Fidelity (Wi fi), Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), Voice over IP (VoIP) and IP Video. It addresses all the access considerations: Quality of Service (QoS), security, billing and network management issues. It includes a highly detailed presentation of the chief broadband market drivers (including video, internet, the convergence of media, applications and content) and market players (including service providers (SPs), vendors, regulators and analysts). It discusses the principal battles (among service providers cable vs DSL, wireless vs satellite) and among the vendors acquisition of strategic technology, merging it with the mainstream etc.) and considers their potential outcomes.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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