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Carrier-scale IP Networks: Designing and Operating Internet Networks

Carrier-scale IP Networks: Designing and Operating Internet Networks

by Peter WillisPeter Willis
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Communications networks are now dominated by Internet protocol (IP) technologies. Every aspect of networking, from access to the core network to the surrounding operational support systems, has been radically affected by the rapid development of IP technologies. This book comprehensively reviews the design, provision and operations of carrier-scale Internet networks. A good balance between leading edge technology and many of the practical issues surrounding carrier-scale IP networks is presented, including: the challenges in building and scaling a carrier-scale IP network, how to physically build and maintain Points of Presence (PoP) around the world, core transmission networks for the new millenium, delivery of IP over broadband access technologies and wireless access, dial access platform, an overview of satellite access networks, operations for the IP environment, operational support systems for carrier-scale IP networks, IP address management, traffic engineering, and IP virtual private networks. This makes for essential reading for telecommunications engineers and managers, researchers and postgraduate students in this rapidly changing area of communications technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780852969823
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date: 04/23/2001
Series: Telecommunications Series , #1
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

Peter Willis joined BT in 1988 after obtaining an MEng in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of York. His early work in distributed computing included the development of an ISDN IP router and the design of BTnet's first public Internet network, BTnet. He installed on of BTnet's first two PoP's in August 1994. He moved on to become the network manager for BTnet from the BT Network Operations Centre. He saw a huge growth of the BTnet team in the period from 1994 to 1998 and an expansion in IP services. Over this period, as well as growing, operating and fixing the network, he developed some unique network management tools. In 1998 he returned to Adastral Park and ensured the lessons learned form designing and operating IP networks since 1993 were applied to BT's and Concert's designs, new emerging protocols, and architectures. He now works for BTexact Technologies, BT's advanced communication technologies business, providing consultancy and strategic analysis on all aspects of IP networks.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: The challenges in building a carrier-scale IP network
  • Chapter 2: An introduction to IP networks
  • Chapter 3: Scaling global Internet networks
  • Chapter 4: The art of peering
  • Chapter 5: How to physically build and maintain PoPs around the world
  • Chapter 6: UK core transmission network for the new millennium
  • Chapter 7: Delivery of IP over broadband access technologies
  • Chapter 8: Wireless access
  • Chapter 9: Dial access platform
  • Chapter 10: An overview of satellite access networks
  • Chapter 11: Operations for the IP environment - when the Internet became a serious business
  • Chapter 12: Operational models and processes within BT's and Concert's ISP business
  • Chapter 13: Operational support systems for carrier-scale IP networks
  • Chapter 14: IP address management
  • Chapter 15: Traffic engineering
  • Chapter 16: IP virtual private networks

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