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Queuing Theory and Telecommunications

Networks and Applications


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Telecommunication Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Giovanni Giambene
      Pages 3-60
    3. Giovanni Giambene
      Pages 61-127
    4. Giovanni Giambene
      Pages 129-262
  3. Queuing Theory and Applications to Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Giovanni Giambene
      Pages 265-317
    3. Giovanni Giambene
      Pages 319-365
    4. Giovanni Giambene
      Pages 367-413
    5. Giovanni Giambene
      Pages 415-495
    6. Giovanni Giambene
      Pages 497-512
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 513-516

About this book


This book provides a basic description of current networking technologies and protocols as well as important tools for network performance analysis based on queuing theory. The second edition adds selected contents in the first part of the book for what concerns: (i) the token bucket regulator and traffic shaping issues; (ii) the TCP protocol congestion control that has a significant part in current networking; (iii) basic satellite networking issues; (iv) adding details on QoS support in IP networks. The book is organized so that networking technologies and protocols (Part I) are first and are then followed by theory and exercises with applications to the different technologies and protocols (Part II).

This book is intended as a textbook for master level courses in networking and telecommunications sectors.


Access Protocols Analysis Congestion Control IntServ and DiffServ M/G/1 M/M/1 Markov Chains Queuing Systems Satellite Networks Teletraffic Analysis Traffic Engineering

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Information Engineering and Mathematical SciencesUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

About the authors

Giovanni Giambene, Adj. Professor, Dept. Information Engineering, University of Siena, Italy

Bibliographic information


“This book is a fantastic exposition of sound concepts explained beautifully. … it is clearly an advanced undergraduate or graduate-level book. Researchers will love it. … it has all the necessary ingredients to turn into a longtime classic book in this area. The author successfully pulls together all of the necessary research and knowledge in the area of computer network theory.” (Naga Narayanaswamy, Computing Reviews, December, 2015)