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Carrier Grade Voice Over IP (second edition)

Carrier Grade Voice Over IP (second edition)
Author: Daniel Collins
ISBN 13: 9780071406345
ISBN 10: 71406344
Edition: 2
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication Date: 2002-09-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 522
List Price: $65.00


In the race to put carrier-quality voice over IP (VoIP)——those using this book run faster and falter less. International expert Daniel Collins’ greatly enhanced Carrier Grade Voice over IP brings you leading-edge signaling schemes, protocol apps, and quality of service (QoS) techniques—and more importantly, the answers to making them work together.

Skipping needless history, chitchat, and math, Collins gets right down to solutions with solid information on protocols’ purposes and uses. He gives you the newest information with hands-on details, showing you how to:

* Use ITU and IETF protocols to build next-generation networks

* Enable advanced features and services, including expanded SIP coverage

* Provide wireline-quality service with resource reservation schemes and QoS techniques, including the latest information on MPLS advances

* Overcome limitations inherent in IP

* Seamlessly interwork VoIP systems with traditional telephony networks

* Design real-world VoIP networks (new chapter)

* Pull the pieces together into a system that works—and does not break

Complete with numerous specific examples of how the protocols are used and integrated, this just-in-time guide supplies the solutions you need to roll out competitive quality VoIP.

Jumpstart carrier-quality VoIP with help from international expert Daniel Collins

Daniel Collins has worked in the telecommunications industry for 15 years. He spent approximately nine years with Ericsson in various countries, including Ireland, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. During that time he worked extensively with both wireline and wireless network technologies. He helped to develop and deploy 2G wireless systems in Europe; he played a major role in the adaptation of GSM standards for use in the United States; and he was a major contributor to the launch of some of the earliest PCS networks in North America.

Since leaving Ericsson, Daniel has worked for a new telecommunications carrier and, more recently as a consultant. In a consultancy capacity, he has provided wireless and VoIP engineering expertise to numerous network operators, consultancy companies and infrastructure vendors. Daniel's clients include PrimeCo Personal Communications (now part of Verizon Wireless), Synacom Technology, AT&T Wireless, Alcatel USA and several other companies.

Collins is co-author of 3G Wireless Networks, published by McGraw-Hill. He holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic engineering from the National University of Ireland.


Offers solutions for a new application of the internet protocol (IP) that provides quality voice phone service alongside the internet and multimedia applications, with an emphasis on how networks can be made carrier-grade. Chapters address voice-coding techniques, the H.323 architecture and protocol suite, the session initiation protocol, media gateway control and softswitch, signaling schemes, and quality of service issues. The last two chapters discuss modem access and potential fax services. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)