Data Network Engineering

  • Tim King
  • Dave Newson

Part of the BT Telecommunications Series book series (BTTS, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. T. J. King, D. J. Newson
    Pages 1-20
  3. D. J. Lewis, D. Mack-Smith, B. C. Poole
    Pages 21-37
  4. G. M. Whalley, P. Hitchen, A. Smith, K. Linsell
    Pages 38-65
  5. C. H. W. Everrett, K. M. Blakey, L. N. C. Morgan
    Pages 66-90
  6. S. E. Forrester, M. J. Palmer, D. C. McGlaughlin, M. J. Robinson
    Pages 91-137
  7. D. J. Newson, D. Ginsburg, M. T. Wilkins
    Pages 138-159
  8. J. Chauhan, I. D. Gallagher
    Pages 160-172
  9. D. Walton
    Pages 173-189
  10. P. L. Clarke, N. J. P. Cooper, D. J. Sutherland
    Pages 190-205
  11. A. O’Neill, M. C. Tatham, S. F. Carter, G. Tsirtsis, A. J. Dann
    Pages 228-257
  12. D. J. Lewis, O. N. Wheeler, M. J. Warner, D. Newey, S. Lalwani
    Pages 258-271
  13. T. S. Brown, D. Rowland, A. Vinall, A. O’Neill
    Pages 272-290
  14. T. S. Brown, M. J. Gilson, M. G. Mason
    Pages 291-311
  15. R. V. Cole, A. C. Crow, D. Davenport, C. Spencer-Smith
    Pages 312-330
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 331-346

About this book


It is certain that, over the next few years, data traffic will dwarf voice traffic on telecommunications networks. Growth in data-traffic volumes far exceeds that for voice, and is driven by increased use of applications such as e-mail attachments, remote printing and fileserver access, and the now omnipresent World Wide Web. The growth of data networking to connect computers with each other and with their peripheral devices began in earnest in the 1970s, took off in the 1980s and exploded in the 1990s. The early 21st century will see ever faster, more cost­ effective networks providing flexible data access into ever more businesses and homes. Since the 1970s there have been great advances in technology. For the past twenty years the processing power of computers has continued to grow with no hint of slowing - recall the oft-cited Moore's Law claiming that this power doubles every 18 months. Advances in the data networking equipment required to support the data traffic generated have been enormous. The pace of development from early X. 25 and modem technology through to some of the advanced equipment functionality now available is breathtaking - it is sometimes hard to believe that the practical router is barely ten years old! This book provides an overview of the advanced data networking field by bringing together chapters on local area networks, wide area networks and their application.


ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode Frame Relay ISDN Internet Local Area Network Switching Wide Area Network communication integrated circuit multimedia router switch

Editors and affiliations

  • Tim King
    • 1
  • Dave Newson
    • 1
  1. 1.BT LaboratoriesBT Broadband and Data NetworksUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7376-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5215-4
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