The effective design of high-speed, reliable switching systems is essential for moving the huge volumes of traffic and multimedia over modern communications networks. This book explains all the main packet-switching architectures, including all theoretical and practical topics relevant to the design and management of high-speed networks. Delivering the most systematic coverage available of the subject, the authors interweave fundamental concepts with real-world applications and include engineering case studies from wireless and fiber-optic communications.
Market: Hardware and Software Engineers in the telecommunication industry, System Engineers, and Technicians.
This packet switching book mainly targets high-speed packet networking. As Internet traffic grows exponentially, there is a great need to build multiterabit Internet protocol IP. routers, asynchronous transfer mode ATM. switches, multiprotocol label switch MPLS.switches, and optical switches. Packet switching technologies have been investigated and researched intensively for almost two decades, but there are very few appropriate textbooks describing it. Many engineers and students have to search for technical papers and read them in an ad hoc manner. This book is the first that explains packet switching concepts and implementation technologies in broad scope and great depth.
This book addresses the basics, theory, architectures, and technologies to implement ATM switches, IP routers, and optical switches. The book is based on the material that Jonathan has been teaching to the industry and universities for the past decade. He taught a graduate course ‘‘Broadband Packet Switching Systems’’ at Polytechnic University, New York, and used the draft of the book as the text. The book has incorporated feedback from both industry people and college students.
The fundamental concepts and technologies of packet switching described in the book are useful and practical when designing IP routers, packet switches, and optical switches. The basic concepts can also stand by themselves and are independent of the emerging network platform, for instance, IP, ATM, MPLS, and IP over wavelength-division multiplexing WDM..