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Networks

Internet · Telephony · Multimedia

  • Editors
  • Daniel Hardy
  • Guy Malléus
  • Jean-Noël Méreur

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Changes in the Telecommunications Landscape

    1. Front Matter
      Pages XVII-XVII
    2. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 1-12
    3. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 13-77
    4. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 79-93
  3. Key Technologies for Tomorrow’s Telecommunications Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 94-94
    2. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 95-123
    3. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 125-179
    4. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 181-232
    5. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 233-246
    6. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 247-312
    7. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 313-328
    8. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 329-358
    9. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 359-374
    10. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 375-407
    11. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 409-429
    12. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 431-442
    13. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 443-457
    14. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 459-471
  4. Networks and Services in the Year 2000

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 472-472
    2. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 473-478
    3. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 479-501
    4. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 503-526
    5. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 527-540
    6. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 541-566
    7. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 567-592
    8. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 593-609
  5. New Generation Networks: NGN

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 610-610
    2. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 611-620
    3. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 621-629
    4. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 631-663
    5. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 665-677
    6. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 679-689
    7. Daniel Hardy, Guy Malléus, Jean-Noël Méreur
      Pages 691-710
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 711-764

About this book

Introduction

Revolution, transformation, upheaval and promise! Yesterday, the technologies of com­ munication were accessible only to experts; today, they are a subject of constant discussion in the media. New services are advertised on a daily basis, and the potential, realized or not, of these technologies is a constant source of comment and discussion. But beyond the media frenzy, things really are developing with increasing speed, driven by the power of the Internet. The network has built up an ongoing relationship between research centres, development teams and marketing teams, allowing a constructive collaboration between technologies. The network has become the catalyst for its own evolution. The arrival of IP and GSM has given rise to new corporate giants, like Cisco Systems and Nokia. Operators, witnessing the diversification of their main sources of revenue, have been forced to merge or split. Entirely new actors from various horizons are counting on their ability to act as operators without a network to their name. Traditional equipment manufacturers have had to rethink their product lines in view of these new foundations. Likewise, governments have understood the need to create a body of laws that promote the harmonious and rapid development of networks to offer alternatives for operators and service providers. These often complex regulations act both as constraint and opportunity for operators and give direction to the actions of actors across the board.

Keywords

Internet Layout Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) communication computer computer science digital information information system multimedia networks service-oriented computing telecommunications

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55498-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62453-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55498-8
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