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So, you’d like to get a set of good references? Well, the list of specifications is never-ending. Allocate some money in your budget (probably around $8000.00 US). Start by calling Bellcore (Bell Company Research). Sit down while they tell you the cost for the LSSGR, or Notes on the Network, or whatever its called these days. That’ll get you a very good overview of the US PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network). Then fill in the gaps with other carrier-specific or International standards from a standards clearinghouse.
A list of references that were used in the development of this document is included below. THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT SPECIFICATIONS THAT ADDRESS THE SAME ISSUES; THEREFORE, A GOOD RULE OF THUMB IS TO REFERENCE THE LOWEST AVAILABLE ECHELON OF STANDARDS-BODIES FIRST, WORKING YOUR WAY UP TO THE CCITT/CCIR LEVEL.
For example, if standards questions arise regarding AT&T domestic T1 requirements, the first reference guide to utilize would be from the carrier/PTT (e.g. AT&T TR 62411), then any suitable governmental agency specifications (e.g. ANSI, BSI), followed by suitable CCITT recommendations.
- AT&T Pub 43101 (1969) : Voice Grade Entrance Facilities for Extending Customer-Provided Communications Channels - AT&T Pub 43201 (1970) : Private Line Interconnection, Voice Applications - AT&T Pub 43252 (1985) : Interface Specifications For Voice Grade Common Control Switching Arrangement (CCSA) and Enhanced Private Switched Communications Service (EPSCS) - AT&T Pub 43801 (1982) : Digital Channel Bank Requirements and Objectives - AT&T Pub 62113 (1981) : Network Channel Interface Specifications For Off- Premises Station Lines (PBX End) . - AT&T Pub 62114 (1981) : Network Channel Interface Specifications For Tie Trunk-Like Channels Accomodating Four Wire Lossless Registered Terminal Equipment That Originates On M Lead - Bellcore TR-NPL-000275 : Notes on the BOC Intra-LATA Networks, 1986 - Bellcore TR-NPL-000334 : Voice Grade Switched Access Service (1990) - CCITT G.100 (1988) : General Characteristics For International Telephone Connections and International Telephone Circuits - CCITT G.101 (1984) : The Transmission Plan - CCITT G.114 (1988) : Mean One-Way Propagation Time - CCITT G.164 (1988) : Echo Suppressors - CCITT G.165 (1988) : Echo Cancellers - CCITT G.171 (1988) : Transmission Plan Aspects of Privately Operated Networks - CCITT G.711 (1972) : Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) Of Voice Frequencies - CCITT V.2 (1980) : Power Levels For Data Transmission Over Telephone Lines - EIA RS-470 (1981) : Telephone Instruments With Loop Signaling for Voiceband Applications - EIA TSB-32 (1990) : Digital PBX Loss Plan Application Guide