There are many gratifying moments in the writing and publishing of a book, but one of my favorites is the opportunity to acknowledge the colleagues and friends whose contributions have helped to inspire and create the final masterpiece.

I’m sure you have heard the expression that “it takes a village to raise a child.” Well, believe me, it takes a village to publish a book as well, and I had the ultimate delight of the cooperation of a most talented, focused, hard-working, yet easygoing village! To start, the first acknowledgment must go to the woman who recognized the need for and value of publishing the second edition of Telecommunications Essentials: my acquisitions editor at Addison-Wesley, Catherine Nolan. Thank you, Catherine, ...

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