Chapter 4. Telecommunications Concepts

  1. William C. Hardy

Published Online: 18 APR 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0470845910.ch4

QoS: Measurement and Evaluation of Telecommunications Quality of Service

QoS: Measurement and Evaluation of Telecommunications Quality of Service

How to Cite

Hardy, W. C. (2002) Telecommunications Concepts, in QoS: Measurement and Evaluation of Telecommunications Quality of Service, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470845910.ch4

Author Information

  1. WorldCom, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2002
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471499572

Online ISBN: 9780470845912

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Keywords:

  • access;
  • circuit-switch(ing);
  • data framing;
  • destination;
  • encoding;
  • injection/extraction;
  • in-band;
  • interconnect;
  • link;
  • modem;
  • modulation;
  • message-switched;
  • node;
  • origin;
  • out-of-band;
  • packet switch(ing);
  • routing;
  • signaling system;
  • switch(ing);
  • termination;
  • transmission system;
  • transport

Summary

Describes and illustrates generic telecommunications systems and functions. Distinguishes and describes different types of telecommunications services that may have to be distinguished in defining measures and quantifiers for QoS. Enumerates the basic user concerns with performance or quality of telecommunications services that must be addressed in analyses of QoS.