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Signalling is the life-blood of telecommunications and common-channel signalling is the key to providing flexible and cost-effective services to customers. This book commences with the basics of signalling and then unveils the complexities of common-channel signalling systems. The book is written to appeal to a wide range of readership. The novice can build up a comprehensive understanding of signalling by systematically making progress through the book. Experts in telecommunications who wish to understand the specialist subject can select appropriate text, guided by the chapter summaries. Experts in signalling will find the book useful in extending their knowledge of a very broad subject. The glossary cuts through the maze of jargon.
The book describes basic principles, channel-associated signalling systems and the CCITT Signalling System No. 6. However, the focus of the book is upon common-channel signalling and CCITT Signalling System No. 7 and the Digital Subscriber Signalling System No. 1 are described in detail. The latest techniques are explained including, for example, the form of signalling required for gaining access to remote databases. The interworking of common-channel signalling systems is also described.
About the Author
Richard Manterfleld graduated from the University of London King's College with a first class honours degree in Electrical Engineering. He subsequently attained a Master of Science degree from the University of London Queen Mary College.
He has held a wide range of posts in British Telecom, including the automation of networks and the development of digital switching systems. He has also managed major projects, including the design and implementation of an overlay network and the provision of services to customers using optical fibre technology. During his career, he was responsible for specifying inter-exchange signalling systems. At that time, he was the leader of the United Kingdom delegation to appropriate international standards organisations, including relevant CCITT Working Parties.
Richard is a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and he is a Chartered Engineer. He is currently responsible for British Telecom's switch policy and switch programmes.