Chapter 2. Future Trends in Telecommunications Software Technologies

  1. Iakovos Venieris1,
  2. Fabrizio Zizza2 and
  3. Thomas Magedanz3
  1. F. Chatzipapadopoulos,
  2. M. Perdikeas and
  3. I. Venieris

Published Online: 5 OCT 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0470841869.ch2

Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice

Object Oriented Software Technologies in Telecommunications: From Theory to Practice

How to Cite

Chatzipapadopoulos, F., Perdikeas, M. and Venieris, I. (2001) Future Trends in Telecommunications Software Technologies, 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.ch2

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:

  • switching systems;
  • Internet;
  • data communication;
  • computer networks

Summary

Chapter two explores the technical and market oriented reasons that have underpinned the differences between data and communications networks. The examination is performed at an abstract level so that the reader is not overwhelmed by jargon and that common features and differences may be perceived. Also, the concept and role of services is examined in each network type and trends are discerned concerning the direction to which telecoms and datacoms are heading taking into account convergence and architectures for providing QoS in internets using signaling-like protocols. The discussion in this chapter references concrete technologies only as a way to exemplify abstract concepts and paradigms so the chapter is suitable for people with little technical background as well.