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Fundamentals of EMS, NMS and OSS/BSS by Jithesh Sathyan

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Chapter 9

Communication Networks

This chapter is intended to provide the reader with a basic understanding of communication networks. At the end of this chapter the reader will be able to work on the management of most communication networks by correlating components and functions with the networks discussed in this chapter. This helps in management data presentation, processing, and defining the management functionalities that will be useful when working on a specific network.

9.1 Introduction

A network is a collection of elements (equipments) that work together to offer a service or set of services. For example, the telephone service where you can call your friend’s mobile from your phone is not a direct one to one interaction between two ...

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