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ISBN: 978-81-203-5083-0
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The rapid expansion of the field of telecommunication networks call for a new edition to assist the readers with development of understanding towards new telecommunication technologies. This well-accepted textbook, now in its Second Edition, is designed for the final-year undergraduate and the first-year graduate students in electronics and communication engineering and allied subjects. It fulfils the need for a suitable textbook in the area of telecommunication switching systems and networks. The text covers, in a single volume, both switching systems and telecommunications networks.

The book begins with a brief discussion on the evolution of telecommunication. It then goes on to give a classification scheme for switching systems, and describes the basic components of a switching system and the fundamental concepts of network structures. It provides an in-depth coverage of fibre optic communication system and the traffic engineering concepts. A distinguishing feature of the book is the thorough treatment of the most important telecommunication networks, viz. the public switched telephone network (PSTN), the public data network (PDN), and the integrated services digital network (ISDN).

Worked-out examples and exercises would be of considerable assistance to the reader in understanding all aspects of telecommunication engineering.
This book is recommended in Assam Engineering College, Assam, Assam Don Bosco University, Assam.

New to this Edition

•   Sections on SONET, WDM, and DWDM in Chapter 7
•   New section on Broadband ISDN and related technologies in Chapter 11
•   A new chapter on Mobile Communication which covers almost all aspects of the cell planning and mobile channels
•   A new chapter on Satellite Communication which gives sufficient introductory knowledge of the satellites, satellite orbits, and orbital theory
•   Satellite link budget analysis (with examples) in Chapter 13.

Preface • Preface to the First Edition • Acknowledgements
1.    Introduction
2.    Strowger Switching Systems
3.    Crossbar Switching
4.    Electronic Space Division Switching
5.    Speech Digitisation and Transmission
6.    Time Division Switching
7.    Optical Fibre Systems
8.    Traffic Engineering
9.    Telephone Networks
10.  Data Networks
11.  Integrated Services Digital Network
12.  Mobile Communication
13.  Satellite Communication
Answers to Selected Exercises • Index
THIAGARAJAN VISWANATHAN (Ph.D. Manchester), was Director, Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC) and Professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, and Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Prior to joining the IISc, he served with distinction the Indian Space Research Organisation in various capacities.
An engineer by profession, Professor Viswanathan had rich experience in the design and development of digital computer and communication systems. He had delivered a large number of lectures in different parts of India and abroad and contributed extensively in reputed national and international journals.
MANAV BHATNAGAR, Ph.D. in Wireless Communication (University of Oslo, Norway) and M.Tech. in Communications Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi), is Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He held visiting appointments with the Wireless Research Group, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; the Signal Processing in Networking and Communications (SPiNCOM) Group, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis; the Alcatel-Lucent Chair, SUPÉLEC, France; the Department of Electrical Computer Engineering, Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, India; UNIK, University of Oslo, Kjeller, Norway; the Department of Communications and Networking, Aalto University, Finland; and INRIA/IRISA Lab, University of Rennes, Lannion, France.

An active researcher in the field of wireless communications, Dr. Bhatnagar has published about 100 international research articles including IEEE Transactions, IEEE Letters, and topnotch IEEE International conferences. He was selected as an ‘Exemplary Reviewer’ of the IEEE Communications Letters for 2010 and 2012. He has served as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications during 2011–2014.

2015 / 640pp. / 16.0 × 24.1 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5083-0 / Rs.395.00
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