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Newton's Telecom Dictionary: Telecommunications, Networking, Information Technologies, The Internet, Wired, Wireless, Satellites and Fiber Paperback – Aug 1 2011

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1311 pages
  • Publisher: Flatiron Publishing; 26th Edition edition (Aug. 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979387345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979387340
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.8 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 953 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #460,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Very good source of information overall, easy to understand, but some definitions are a bit inappropriate for the serious environment of call centers, and sometimes it contains coarse language.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A classic July 9 2009
By Graybeard - Published on
Format: Paperback

The past few days I've been browsing the 26th edition. The dictionary has a nice look and feel, like the 25th edition. It has 26,283 definitions, up from 24,950 in the 25th edition. I like how it stays open on any page you open it to. Sounds simple, but it's a nice user-friendly feature.

There are LOTS of new wireless terms in the 26th edition, for example, at least 20 new terms related to Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi calling, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi peer-to-peer, Wi-Fi roaming, Wi-Fi tethering, Wi-Fi smog, carrier Wi-Fi, and a bunch of definitions for new flavors of 802.11).

New Bluetooth definitions have been added (for example, Bluetooth 2.1, Bluetooth 3.0, and Bluetooth LE).

There also now are definitions for White-Fi, white space network, and white space phone.

There also are many other new wireless-related definitions in the 26th edition that pertain to ham radio, military communications, cellular telephony, small cells, and maritime communications. I like how the dictionary has gone beyond its roots in wireline telephony and embraces wireless communications in a big way.

The 26th edition also has a lot of "green telecom" and cloud-related definitions that were not in earlier editions.

One of the other reviewers of the 25th edition here on will be pleased to learn that the 26th edition's definitions of DOCSIS, DOCSIS 1.1, DOCSIS 2.0, and DOCSIS 3.0 have been updated, and definitions for all versions of HTML up to and including HTML 5.0 have been updated or included if they were missing before.

On the down side, spelling errors abound, and some definitions are partially or wholly -- even wildly -- incorrect. The dictionary would benefit from professional editing. Still, in spite of its flaws, this dictionary is worth the investment.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Newton's Telecom Dictionary Sept. 4 2012
By George - Published on
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If you want just one book to cover IT and telecom this is the one! This book is a great aid for me on my job with a telecommunications company.
TOTES-AMAZING Aug. 23 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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Wow, this book was the BEST at explaining EVERYTHING - that I could find online through any search engine, library, patent register or otherwise, minus a tsunami of hack idiocy.

My colleagues were super-stoked when I told them that their years of experience were WRONG and the dictionary was RIGHT. They all want copies too!

Seriously - if you buy this book more than once, you - and your company - need your head examined. Physically.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
a great desk reference Dec 28 2009
By Dana Blouin - Published on
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regardless if you work in the telecom industry or you just work with any form of technology, this is a great reference book to keep on your desk, in your bag, or in your car/truck. there are a few terms i have found missing from the book, but that is most defiantly rare, almost any telecom term you can think of will be in here.

well worth the money.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A Telecom Must Have April 12 2010
By Phone Guy - Published on
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This is a must have book for any tech in the telecom industry. It is my go to book for interpreting network lingo. The author adds humor along with the explanations, which makes for interesting reading. I use it everyday! I have priced it elsewhere, and Amazon has it for half the price. Highly recommend!