Select the appropriate transmission media for your network
Source: Addison Wesley Professional
Transmission media are the physical pathways that connect computers, other devices, and people on a network. Each transmission medium requires specialized network hardware that is compatible with that medium, and most networks need to use combination of transmission media types selected based on the network's needs and prevailing conditions. In this sample chapter from Telecommunications Essentials, Second Edition, study the three broad categories of media types: copper cable, wireless, and fiber optics. Learn which type or combination of types might be most appropriate for your network's needs, then drill down to a detailed comparison of five traditional transmission media formats: twisted-pair copper used for analog voice telephony, coaxial cable, microware and satellite in the context of traditional carrier and enterprise applications, and fiber optics.
Title: Telecommunications Essentials, Second Edition
Published: October 2006
Authors: Lillian Goleniewski, Kitty Wilson Jarrett
Chapter: Chapter 2: Traditional Transmission Media
Published by Addison Wesley Professional