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Issue 6 • June 1990

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  • Hurricane Hugo: effect on state government communications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):12 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    The impact of Hugo on state government communications in South Carolina and activities in the wake of the disaster are discussed. The state of South Carolina has been chosen, along with California, as a model state for development of the National Communications System/Telecommunications Services Priority (NCS/TSP) model plan for emergency restoration of telecommunications services. This effort is ... View full abstract»

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  • Disaster prevention measures of NTT for telecommunications network systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):18 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (12)
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    In Japan, earthquakes and other natural disasters such as typhoons and heavy rains occur frequently. Developing measures to prevent communication interruptions caused by natural disasters, especially earthquakes, is a major priority of telecommunication service companies. Recent disaster damage in Japan is outlined, and preventive measures being taken by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) are de... View full abstract»

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  • Business continuation planning/disaster recovery: a marketing perspective

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):25 - 28
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    Requirements for restoring telecommunication services to businesses following a disaster such as the central office fire in the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale in 1988 or the recent California earthquake are delineated, and roadblocks to marketing contingency planning and disaster recovery solution are identified. US West's disaster recovery strategies and disaster recovery marketing programme are desc... View full abstract»

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  • JCPenney Catalog Telemarketing: on line, on time, never closed

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):29 - 31
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    The network and facilities of JCPenney Catalog Telemarketing, a provider of telemarketing services to the JCPenney Catalog Division and other JCPenney Divisions offering professional and comprehensive telemarketing services to the business community, are described. To ensure a fail-safe call handling environment, each of the 16 telemarketing centers (TMCs) is equipped with an automatic call distri... View full abstract»

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  • Service assurance in modern telecommunications networks

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):32 - 39
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (4)
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    Modern telecommunications network design and examples of possible causes of service interruption are examined, using AT&T 800 Service for illustration. Different methods of assuring service technically are presented. It is shown how end-to-end service reliability can be improved by using the techniques described, applying them to 800 Service as an example. Techniques used to restore generic switch... View full abstract»

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  • Meeting the challenge of assuring dependable telecommunication services in the '90s

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):40 - 45
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    Assuring the dependability of telecommunication services in the face of increasing customer expectations, revolutionary changes being made or proposed in networks, and recent disruptive disasters are discussed. Work focused on reducing vulnerability to network element outages is described and examined for three new technologies: fiber network architectures, common channel signaling, and intelligen... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber network survivability

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):46 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (26)  |  Patents (10)
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    At the transport layer in interoffice and interexchange networks, shared protection rings (SPRINGS) interconnected at matched nodes can provide 100% restoration in milliseconds after cable cuts and central office failures. The author introduces the SPRING and explains how its capacity advantage over other ring configurations enables it to be the most economical solution in more applications. Trans... View full abstract»

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  • Self-healing ring networks: gateway to public information networking

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):54 - 60
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (3)
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    Self-healing networks are addressed from the viewpoint of enabling the evolution to a modern public information network through self-healing capabilities and the associated network architectures. The term digital city is used for the overall plan for the implementation and transition to a public information network. Public information networking refers to the future network infrastructure that wil... View full abstract»

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