29 Best Books on Telecommunication

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We have compiled a list of the Best Reference Books on Telecommunication, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of Telecommunication Books with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Telecommunication below.

1. Telecommunications Network Planning and Management

1."Telecommunications Planning: Innovations in Pricing, Network Design and Management (Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series)" by S Raghavan and G Anandalingam
“Telecommunications Planning: Innovations in Pricing, Network Design and Management (Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series)” Book Review: This book discusses the pricing of telecommunications services, the design of networks and the allocation of resources. It also includes various topics for a wide range of technologies, including SONNET, SDH, WDM and MPLS such as net work design. The book also discusses solutions to several intriguing problems with resource allocation. This book will be useful for advanced graduate students.

2."Heuristic Approaches for Telecommunications Network Management, Planning and Expansion: A Special Issue of the Journal of Heuristics" by Robert Doverspike and Iraj Saniee
“Heuristic Approaches for Telecommunications Network Management, Planning and Expansion: A Special Issue of the Journal of Heuristics” Book Review: This book discusses the development and use of heuristic methods. It includes data exchange, construction of the network, design of the network, relay of frames and economic analysis. The book also introduces the design of a network for data communication.

3."Wireless Network Design: Optimization Models and Solution Procedures (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science)" by Jeff Kennington and Eli Olinick
“Wireless Network Design: Optimization Models and Solution Procedures (International Series in Operations Research & Management Science)” Book Review: This book discusses modeling of optimization for wireless network architecture, analysis and management. It includes local area networks for cellular and wireless (LANs). Recent studies and the use of modeling languages and network optimization techniques are also discussed in the book.

4."Network Flows: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications" by Ravindra K Ahuja and Thomas L Magnanti
“Network Flows: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications” Book Review: This book discusses the integration of theory, algorithms and applications. It involves the shortest path, maximum flow and minimum cost flow problems of self-contained treatments. New and novel polynomial-time algorithms are also explained in the book. This book will be useful for professionals working with network flows, optimization and network programming.

5."WiMAX Network Planning and Optimization (Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications)" by Yan Zhang
“WiMAX Network Planning and Optimization (Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications)” Book Review: This book discusses how WiMAX networks can be dimensioned, designed, and configured. It includes the architecture of WiMAX networks, physical layer, specifications, protocols and closely related technologies for radio access. Topology, capability, handoff management, congestion control and medium access control are also explained in the book (MAC).

6."Microwave Transmission Networks" by Harvey Lehpamer
“Microwave Transmission Networks” Book Review: This book discusses the point-to-point terrestrial microwave network. From planning and feasibility studies to system implementation and testing, it requires build-out. The effect of Ethernet and IP communications on microwave links is explained here. This book will be useful for professionals working with optimization and network programming.

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7."Mobile Telecommunications Networks: Restructuring as a Response to a Challenging Environment" by Peter Curwen and Jason Whalley
“Mobile Telecommunications Networks: Restructuring as a Response to a Challenging Environment” Book Review: This book discusses the evolving structure and strategic behavior of the 30 largest operators in the mobile communications industry. It focuses on the suppliers of services, who are the main interface between the industry and its customers. This book will be beneficial for academics, practitioners and students with an interest in technology, telecommunications and business strategy.

8."Models for Planning Capacity Expansion in Local Access Telecommunication Networks" by Anantaram Balakrishnan and Sloan School of Management
9."Disaster Recovery Planning for Telecommunications (Telecommunications Library)" by Leo A Wrobel
10."Project Management for Telecommunications Managers" by Celia L Desmond
“Project Management for Telecommunications Managers” Book Review: This book discusses the key aspects of project management. It includes many key concepts, such as tools for project planning, organization, monitoring and management. The book also explains various wireline and wireless providers’ telecommunications projects.

11."Telecommunication Switching Systems and Networks" by Thiagarajan Viswanathan and Gleaner
“Telecommunication Switching Systems and Networks” Book Review: The book can be referred by undergraduate and graduate students of electronics and communication engineering. The book discusses switching systems and telecommunication networks. This book describes information about telecommunication networks thoroughly. It includes a public switched telephone network (PSTN), the public data network ( PDN) and the integrated services digital network (ISDN). The book gives details of mobile communication, including, cell planning and mobile channels. It also consists of information about satellite communication, satellite orbits and orbital theory. The book provides examples and exercise questions at the end of each chapter.


2. Telecommunications Network Security

1."Software Networks: Virtualization, SDN, 5G, Security (Networks & Telecommunication: Advanced Networks)" by Guy Pujolle
“Software Networks: Virtualization, SDN, 5G, Security (Networks & Telecommunication: Advanced Networks)” Book Review: This book discusses the latest ideas for the next generation of the Internet. It is focused on the use of cloud and datacenter facilities for virtual networking. It includes mechanisms capable of monitoring the location within the physical network of all virtual resources automatically. The book also discusses the security cloud and the virtualization of protected elements that can certainly change how the Internet can be secured.

2."Network Security (Networks and Telecommunications Series)" by André Perez
“Network Security (Networks and Telecommunications Series)” Book Review: This book discusses the introduction of security mechanisms for Ethernet, Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and MultiProtocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks. It includes the various functions of data protection, access control, data monitoring of network isolation. Data protection is provided by data confidentiality and integrity control services.

3."New Telecom Networks: Enterprises and Security (Networks and Telecommunications Series)" by Daniel Battu
4."Security for Telecommunications Network Management (IEEE Press Series on Network Management)" by Moshe Rozenblit
“Security for Telecommunications Network Management (IEEE Press Series on Network Management)” Book Review: This book discusses the security of network management for telecommunications. It covers various topics such as network management summary for security professionals, introduction to network manager security mechanisms, and full OSI-based security management account. This book will be useful for architects, operations planners, system designers, and operation systems.

5."Practical Computer Network Security (Telecommunications Library)" by Mike Hendry
“Practical Computer Network Security (Telecommunications Library)” Book Review: This book provides problem-solving in security situations. It includes various topics such as hardware, software, access rights schemes and cryptographic methods. This book will be beneficial for architects, operations planners, system designers and operation systems.

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6."Risk Propagation Assessment for Network Security: Application to Airport Communication Network Design (Focus Series in Networks and Telecommunications)" by Mohamed Slim Ben Mahmoud and Nicolas Larrieu
“Risk Propagation Assessment for Network Security: Application to Airport Communication Network Design (Focus Series in Networks and Telecommunications)” Book Review: This book discusses the risk assessment methodologies for the design of the network architecture. It is an important quantitative evaluation method focused on risk propagation. The book also describes an introduction to the risk management method of information system protection. This book will be useful for architects, operations planners, system designers and operation systems.

7."Resource Optimization and Security for Cloud Services (Networks and Telecommunications Series)" by Kaiqi Xiong
“Resource Optimization and Security for Cloud Services (Networks and Telecommunications Series)” Book Review: This book discusses the study of reliability, percentile response time and availability of services. It includes a percentile response time analysis. In the networks between users and cloud service providers, the book also describes authentication.

8."Security and Privacy in Communication Networks" by Angelos D Keromytis and Roberto Di Pietro
“Security and Privacy in Communication Networks” Book Review: This book includes 19 complete papers as revised and 7 short papers as revised. It covers various topics, such as wireless network security, detection of network intrusion, malware and misconduct. The book also explains sensor networks, key management, credentials and authentications.

9."Fundamentals of Network Security (Telecommunications Library)" by John E Canavan
“Fundamentals of Network Security (Telecommunications Library)” Book Review: This book discusses basic concepts, values, and terminology for network security. It involves the best kind of intrusion detection framework for your setting and the creation of password organizational guidelines. The book also explains the collection of general computer security policies, the conduct of a safety analysis and risk evaluation.

10."Security for Telecommunications Networks (Advances in Information Security)" by Patrick Traynor and Patrick McDaniel
“Security for Telecommunications Networks (Advances in Information Security)” Book Review: This book discusses the security community’s defense of current and next generation telecommunications networks. It contains the open questions raised by processes of network evolution and defense. The book also discusses emerging threats and vulnerability to structures. This book will be useful for professionals and researchers in telecommunications.

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11."Queuing Theory and Telecommunications" by Giovanni Giambene
“Queuing Theory and Telecommunications” Book Review: This book discusses the basic description of current technologies and protocols for networking. It includes various topics such as the token bucket regulator and traffic shaping issues, congestion management of the TCP protocol that has an important role in current networking and fundamental problems with satellite networking. This book will be beneficial for master level courses in networking and telecommunications sectors.


3. Switching and Statistical Multiplexing in Telecommunications

1."Performance Modeling, Loss Networks, and Statistical Multiplexing (Synthesis Lectures on Communication Networks)" by Ravi Mazumdar and Jean Walrand
“Performance Modeling, Loss Networks, and Statistical Multiplexing (Synthesis Lectures on Communication Networks)” Book Review: This book is for the students and the researchers in the field of multiplexing. This book gives a mathematical approach for modeling and analyzing the performance of communication networks. It also helps in approximation of large networks accurately.

2."Order Statistics in Wireless Communications: Diversity, Adaptation, and Scheduling in MIMO and OFDM Systems" by Hong-Chuan Yang and Mohamed-Slim Alouini
“Order Statistics in Wireless Communications: Diversity, Adaptation, and Scheduling in MIMO and OFDM Systems” Book Review: This book is for the individuals interested in wireless communication systems. This book covers fundamental principles and practical applications. It also provides mathematical tools for analysis and design of advanced wireless transmission. This book mentions the MIMO and OFDM systems. It mainly focuses on the techniques for advanced diversity combining and channel. This book has many examples.

3."Neural Networks in Telecommunications" by Ben Yuhas and Nirwan Ansari
“Neural Networks in Telecommunications” Book Review: This book is for the engineers and the managers in the field of telecommunication. This book contains how neural engines are helpful for telecommunication. It also states what factors are useful for the filtering, interpretation and manipulation. This book deals with the applications, very unique solutions and the benefits of neural engines. It also mentions computational properties of non-linear techniques.

4."Broadband Communications: Convergence of Network Technologies (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology)" by Danny H K Tsang and Paul J Kühn
“Broadband Communications: Convergence of Network Technologies (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology)” Book Review: This book is for computer scientists and practitioners. This book addresses the broadband network infrastructure. This book contains topics like internet services, traffic modeling, internet traffic control, performance evaluation, billing, pricing, admission policy and mobile network protocols. It also briefs us about TCP/IP performance, mobile network performance, bandwidth allocation, switching systems, traffic flow control, routing, congestion and admission control, multicast protocols and network management.

5."Basics of Computer Networking (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)" by Thomas Robertazzi
“Basics of Computer Networking (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)” Book Review: This book is useful for the networking students. This book gives a non mathematical introduction to the world of networks. It also gives ideas about the technology for wired and wireless networks. This book provides a deep knowledge about the transmission media, local area networks, wide area networks, and network security.

6."Quality of Service in Optical Burst Switched Networks (Optical Networks)" by Kee Chaing Chua and Mohan Gurusamy
“Quality of Service in Optical Burst Switched Networks (Optical Networks)” Book Review: This book can be used by individuals who are researching in the field of OBS networks. This book offers great knowledge about wavelength division multiplexing. This book gives an idea about the quality of service given by OBS network. It also provides detailed ideas about the absolute QoS provisioning in OBS networks, end-to-end QoS provisioning in OBS networks, and some non-mainstream research.

7."Communication Networking: An Analytical Approach (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking)" by Anurag Kumar and D Manjunath
“Communication Networking: An Analytical Approach (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking)” Book Review: This book is for the professionals in the field of networking. It can also be used by engineering students of electrical, civil and computer science. This book mainly explains multiplexing, switching, and routing. It provides mathematical analysis of networking problems. This book gives in depth knowledge of network calculus with deterministically-constrained traffic, congestion control for elastic traffic, packet switch queuing, switching architectures, virtual path routing and routing for quality of service. This book contains many exercises, tested problems and many schematic figures.

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