• E. Bryan Carne
Part of the Applications of Communications Theory book series (ACTH)


Contemporary telecommunication facilities consist of a range of equipment which employs a spectrum of technologies. At its introduction, each type of equipment was a compromise between revolution and evolution as the designers sought to achieve greater reliability, lower cost, and new features under the constraint that it must connect to older equipment. The substantial investment in existing equipment has assured compatibility and forced the pattern of change to be that of controlled upgrade. In this chapter, we describe modern, primarily digital, equipment which provides the facilities supporting voice, data, and video telecommunication to business and residence customers. For convenience, the discussion is divided into three major sections: telephony, television and radio, and data communications.


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  • E. Bryan Carne
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  1. 1.GTE Laboratories IncorporatedWalthamUSA

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