Chapter 1. Networks and Telecommunications Software Evolution

  1. Iakovos Venieris1,
  2. Fabrizio Zizza2 and
  3. Thomas Magedanz3
  1. G. Mamais,
  2. A. Papadakis,
  3. M. Perdikeas and
  4. I. Venieris

Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0470841869.ch1

Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice

Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice

How to Cite

Mamais, G., Papadakis, A., Perdikeas, M. and Venieris, I. (2001) Networks and Telecommunications Software Evolution, in Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice (eds I. Venieris, F. Zizza and T. Magedanz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470841869.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    National Technical University of Athens, Greece

  2. 2

    Siemens Information and Communication Networks SpA, Italy

  3. 3

    IKV++ GmbH Informations und Kommunikations Technologie, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471623793

Online ISBN: 9780470841860

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Keywords:

  • communication networks;
  • telecommunication;
  • telephony;
  • Internet;
  • distributed computing

Summary

An introductory chapter devoted to providing a short historical overview of data / communication networks and tracking the developments that have enabled the convergence of IT and telecoms. A unifying perspective is offered in a taxonomy that provides the framework for the more detailed examination of technologies representative of each network and service architecture type. Finally, new trends in IT network technologies are examined as exemplified by RSVP / DiffServices in the transport and signaling layers and distributed processing technologies and Java at the services layer.