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Converged Communications: Evolution from Telephony to 5G Mobile Internet

Erkki Koivusalo, B0BK2X9LFV, 1119867509, 9781119867500, 9781119867517, 9781119867524, 978-1119867500, 978-1119867517, 978-1119867524

English | 2022 | PDF

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A one-of-a-kind exploration of the past, present, and future of telecommunications

In Converged Communications: Evolution from Telephony to 5G Mobile Internet,  telecommunications industry veteran Erkki Koivusalo delivers an  essential reference describing how different communications systems  work, how they have evolved from fixed telephone networks to the latest  5G mobile systems, and how the voice and data services converged. The  central theme of the book is to build deeper understanding about  incremental technological progress by introducing both state of the art  and their predecessor technologies.

The book explores  four main areas, including fixed telephone systems, data communication  systems, mobile cellular systems, and IP multimedia systems. It clearly  explains architectures, protocols, and functional procedures, and  discusses a variety of topics ranging from physical layer processes to  system level interactions. Converged ­Communications offers:

  • In-depth  treatments of fixed telephone and transmission systems, including  operation of telephone exchanges and signaling systems
  • Comprehensive  explorations of data communication systems, including transmission of  data over telephone lines and data network technologies, such as  Ethernet and TCP/IP
  • Incisive discussions of mobile cellular systems, including GSM, 3G, LTE, VoLTE and 5G
  • Insightful analysis of incremental system evolution to justify various design choices made

The  book is supported with extensive online appendices, which covers  communication system concepts, an overview of standardization, various  technologies used in the past, state-of-the art technologies such as  WLAN, cable modems, and FTTx, complementing the other systems described  in the book which have evolved from the fixed telephone network.

Perfect for network operators, system integrators, and communication system vendors, Converged Communications: Evolution from Telephony to 5G Mobile Internet will also earn a place in the libraries of undergraduate and graduate students studying telecommunications and mobile systems.

Constructive comments and improvement proposals about Converged Communications or its online appendices can be sent by email to  address The feedback will be  considered for possible new editions of the book or the revisions of the  appendices.