Guide to Telecommunications Technology focuses on the technology that forms the basis for all voice and data networks. The book discusses fundamental signaling principles and explains how early telephone and computer inventions influenced modern technology. Chapters explore topics such as switching, datatransmission, broadband, wireless LANs, and network access methods. Techniques and tools involved in recognizing and addressing information security threats are also covered. The book concludes with a chapter on voice-over-network and convergence technologies, encouraging students to synthesize what they have learned about the traditionally separate fields of telephony and data technologies. Guide to Telecommunications Technology provides a solid foundation for more advanced studies in voice and data networking.