Packed with information, authoritative, up to date, covering all major topics - and written in plain English - Telecom 101 is also an invaluable textbook and day-to-day reference on telecom.
Totally up to date for the 2020s, the new Sixth Edition of Telecom 101 is the materials from Teracom’s famous Course 101 Broadband, Telecom, Datacom and Networking for Non-Engineers augmented with additional topics.
Printed in color in a user-friendly 7 x 9" softcover - or eBook - Telecom 101 brings you in one volume consistency, completeness and unbeatable value. Up to date for the 2020s!
Telecom 101 also serves as a study guide for the Telecommunications Certification Organization TCO Certified Telecommunications Analyst (CTA) telecommunications certification, covering all material required for the CTA Certification Exam except the security module.
High-Quality Telecommunications Reference Book and Study Guide Covering All Major Topics... in Plain English.
7" x 9" softcover book • 550 pages • 6th edition • publication year 2022
ISBN 9781894887113 (softcover)
ISBN 9781894887120 (hardcover)
ISBN 9781894887137 (eBook)
By Amazon Customer on August 6, 2017
Format: Paperback | Verified Purchase
This is by far and away the best book for someone in the telecom field who works with these products on a daily basis. There is no other book that I have found that addresses these concepts in a clear and relevant manner. I work for AT&T and trust me, this book is on point.
It is also meaningful for someone interested in learning about telecom. The author starts the book by providing an overview of telecom and how it relates to modern technologies in use today.
Not only is the information extremely relevant and well written, the author is humorous and uses great real world examples to validate his points. A must read!!
By Boruch T. on July 26, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase
It's an EXCEPTIONAL book. it explains EVERYTHING in Telecom in such plain easy to understand English. From Binary codes to how carriers perform COS and QOS by MPLS everything was explained thoroughly and easy language. Its a must for anybody that plans on dealing with telecom.
This book is the study guide and textbook for the TCO Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist (CTNS) Certification, conforming to the lessons in the eight CTNS courses and their exams:
The selection of material, its order, timing, and explanations are based on Teracom's famous instructor-led seminars: field-tested to deliver the core knowledge needed for today's telecommunications.
Printed in color, the Study Guide contains all of the text and the main graphic from the online course. It is intended to enhance your learning and retention while taking the online courses. It is also useful as a day-to-day reference handbook and glossary. Available in a beautiful hardcover edition.
7" x 10" hardcover, softcover, and eBook • 406 pages • publication year 2021
ISBN 9781894887625 (softcover) ISBN 9781894887656 (hardcover) ISBN 9781894887632 (eBook)
By Amazon Customer Chris on March 19, 2017
Format: Softcover | Verified Purchase
This book parallels the CTNS (Certified Telecommunications Network Specialist) certification offered by https://www.teracomtraining.com/. If you need to know the basics of telecom and IT networking, I highly recommend it!
By W. Guest. on June 29, 2015
This is an excellent overview of Telecom, Datacom, and Networking.
Eric Coll is an articulate, thoughtful technical writer with an obvious mastery of this challenging field, and he brings all his skill to bear in this book.
For such a broad technical coverage, the book avoids skipping over critical points, and provides an in-depth look as appropriate to allow you to put everything into proper perspective, and to relate how each technology works with the others.
There are a number of excellent analogies, some neat history, and overall, a simply excellent structure. Easy to read, memorable, and chock-full of information.
I hesitate to call books brilliant, but this is about as close to that as it comes.
Very, very highly recommended!
The CWA Study Guide is an essential enhancement to the TCO Certified Wireless Analyst Certification Package.
The CWA Study Guide contains detailed notes and graphics corresponding exactly to the CWA lessons. It therefore contains all of the answers to the CWA exam questions!
Having a companion reference textbook avoids the need to take notes, and greatly enhances learning and retention, helping you learn and burn the concepts into the neurons of your brain.
This course book is also a valuable day-to-day reference handbook and glossary on its own, independent of the online courses.
The CWA Certification Package includes three online certification courses and the TCO CWA Certification Exam, both with unlimited repeats – which means guaranteed to pass, and refresh your knowledge anytime:
Printed in color, the Study Guide contains detailed text notes plus the main graphic from each lesson in the CWA certifcation courses.
7" x 10" hardcover, softcover, and eBook • 136 pages • publication year 2022
ISBN 9781894887687 (softcover) ISBN 9781894887854 (hardcover) ISBN 9781894887861 (eBook)
The TCO Certified Wireless Analyst certification courses deliver the core technical knowledge needed by anyone serious in the wireless business today.
With high-quality self-paced courses, you'll gain broad knowledge spanning radio and spectrum fundamentals, digital radio and QAM modems, mobility concepts and network design, radio technologies from AMPS to LTE and 5G's OFDMA, 5G mmWave ultra-broadband, and low power, low bitrate 5G for IoT, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), broadband wireless Internet, point-to-point microwave, Low Earth Orbit satellites and more ... and TCO Certified Wireless Analyst certification to prove it!
Body language conveys a surprisingly large amount of information. Students who find they learn more from a person than from computer-generated images will appreciate that many of the lessons are video, taught to you by our charming and entertaining instructor speaking directly to you via the camera, with bullets and graphics overlaid on-screen.
The detailed text notes in this optional Study Guide are a recommended enhancement to the online courses included in the CWA Certification Package.
The CWA Certification Package includes three online certification courses and the TCO CWA Certification Exam, all with unlimited repeats – which means guaranteed to pass, and refresh your knowledge anytime.
1 Introduction to CWA
2.1 Definition of "Radio"
2.2 Applications for Radio
2.3 Representing Information Using Radio
3 Wireless Spectrum and Radio Bands
3.1 The Need for Regulation
3.2.1 Capacity vs. Performance Tradeoff
3.3 Frequency Bands
3.3.1 Broadcast Television
3.3.2 Repurposing of Broadcast Television Spectrum
3.3.3 Two-Way Radio: FDD or TDD
3.3.4 600 MHz Band
3.3.5 700 MHz Band
3.3.6 800, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz bands
3.3.7 Unlicensed Bands
3.3.8 2.5 GHz Band
3.3.9 3.5 GHz Band
3.3.10 3.7 GHz C-Band 5G
3.3.11 Millimeter-Wave Bands
4 Analog Radio
4.1 Definition of Analog
4.2 Carrier Frequency for Radio
4.3 AM, FM and PM
5 Digital Radio: Modems
5.1 Amplitude Shift Keying
5.2 Frequency Shift Keying
5.3 Phase Shift Keying
5.4 Baud Rate
5.5 More Signals = More Bits
5.6 QPSK: 2 Bits per Signal
6 Propagation, Penetration and Fading
6.2 Omni Antennas
6.3 Directional Antennas and Sectorization
6.4 Attenuation and Carrier-to-Noise Ratio
1 Mobile Network Components and Operation
1.1 Mobile Network and Mobility
1.2 Handset, SIM Card and IMSI
1.3 Airlink, Base Station, Towers and Cells
1.4 Mobile Telephone Switching Office
1.5 Backhaul and Network Connections
1.6 Incoming Call and Paging
1.7 Mobility and Handoffs
2 Cellular Principles
2.1 Coverage, Capacity and Mobility Requirements
2.2 First Generation
2.3 Cellular Design to Meet the Coverage Objective
2.4 Frequency Re-use
3 1G: Analog Frequency-Division Multiple Access
3.1 AMPS, NMT and TACS
3.2 Frequency-Division Multiplexing
3.3 Frequency Re-Use
3.4 Analog FM
3.5.2 Modem Disconnect During Handoff
3.5.3 Low Capacity
4 Second Generation: Digital
4.2 Incompatible Spectrum-Sharing Technologies
4.2.1 CDMA: IS-95
4.2.2 TDMA: IS-136
5 PSTN Calls Using the Native Phone App: "Voice Minutes"
5.1 Voice Communication End to End
6 Mobile Internet: "Data Plan"
6.1 "Data" is Internet Traffic
6.2 Using the Built-in Modem
6.3 Tethered Modem
6.4 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Links
6.6 Data Plans
6.7 Converged Communications + Converged Device Achieved
7 Mobile Network Operators, MVNOs & Roaming
7.1 Mobile Network Operator
7.2 Mobile Virtual Network Operator
8 TDMA (IS-136) Time-Division Multiple Access
8.2 IS-136 and D-AMPS
8.3 Capacity Increase
9 TDMA (GSM)
9.1 Spectrum-Sharing Method
9.3 Data, GPRS and EDGE
9.4 Terminology: Misuse of the Term "GSM Phone"
10 CDMA Code-Division Multiple Access
10.3 Forward Error Correction
10.4 Variable-Rate Coding
10.5 Packetized Voice and Data
10.6 Qualcomm, IS-95A and IS-95B
11 Spread Spectrum
11.1 Chips and Chipping Rate
11.3 Direct Sequence vs. Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
11.4 Error Correction
11.5 Rake Filters and Multipath
12 CDMA Operation and Patents
12.1 Communication via Multiple Base Stations
12.3 Soft Handoffs
12.4 Walsh Codes and Pseudonoise
12.5 Base Station Identification, Short Codes and Timing
12.6 Power Control
13 3G: CDMA 1X, UMTS and HSPA
13.3 Data-Optimized Carriers
14 4G LTE: Mobile Broadband
14.2 LTE for the UTRAN
14.3 Modems, Modulation, and How OFDM Moves 6-Bit Numbers Simultaneously to Different People on the Same Carrier
14.3.2 Communicating Six Bits: Sending One of 64 QAM Signals
14.3.3 Baud Rate Equal to Subcarrier Spacing
14.3.4 LTE Specification and OFDMA
14.4 3GPP Releases
14.4.1 The Eventual Pivot To 5G Across the Spectrum
15 Dynamic Assignment of Subcarriers
15.1 1G vs. 4G and 5G
16 5G New Radio: Enhanced Mobile Broadband, IoT Communications
16.2 3GPP Release 15
16.2.1 Immediate Impact Of 5G: More Bits Per Second
16.3 New Spectrum
16.4 5G Design Goals and Use Cases
16.4.1 Enhanced Mobile Broadband
16.4.2 Massive Machine-type Communication
16.4.3 Ultra-Reliable, Low-Latency Communications
17 Spectrum-Sharing Roundup: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, OFDMA
17.4 OFDM and OFDMA
2.1 Data Rates and Variations
2.2 Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum
2.3 Masters and Slaves, Ticks and Slots
2.4 Discovery and Connection
3 Wi-Fi: Wireless LANs
3.1 Access Point and SSID
3.3 802.11 Standards
3.3.1 2.4 GHz Band
3.3.2 5 GHz Band
4 Wi-Fi Security and WPA2
4.1 Address Filtering
4.3 Airlink Encryption
4.4 WEP and WPA2
4.5 WPA2 Enterprise vs. Personal
5 Point-to-Point Microwave
5.1 Frequency Bands
5.2 Fading, Diversity and Error Correction
6 3.5 GHz Broadband Fixed Wireless Internet
6.1 Initial Deployment
6.2 Near-Field Interference
6.3 Subsequent Deployments
7 Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) Radio Networks for IoT
7.1 Technologies Deployed by Non-Mobile Network Operators
7.2 Technologies Deployed by Mobile Network Operators
7.3 The 5G Steamroller
8 Satellite Communications
8.2 Geosynchronous Earth Orbit
8.2.1 Path Delay
8.3 Low Earth Orbit