Telecommunications Links & Resources

No matter what your telecom background -- seasoned expert or starting out -- you'll find exciting new resources throughout our comprehensive list of the Web's best telecommunications resources. All of these resources are conveniently listed by category, and each resource contains an abstract of the organization -- usually provided in their own words -- plus a handy thumbnail view of the site.

 

Industry Standards

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
ANSI has served in its capacity as administrator and coordinator of the United States private sector voluntary standardization system for more than 80 years. Founded in 1918, the Institute remains a private, nonprofit membership organization supported by a diverse constituency of private and public sector organizations. ANSI's primary goal is enhancing American global competitiveness by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems and promoting their integrity. The Institute represents the interests of its nearly 1,000 company, organization, government agency, institutional and international members. ANSI does not itself develop American National Standards (ANSs); rather it facilitates development by establishing consensus among qualified groups.
BICSI
BICSI helps the telecommunications industry enhace the delivery of its services by providing education, promoting skill sharing, and assessing knowledge with professional registration programs. BICSI's education mission is recognized by members in over 85 nations around the world. The educational programs have grown from the early telecommunications infrastructure design courses, to include data distribution design, outside plant design, and low-voltage cabling installation.
Committee T1
Committee T1 develops standards, requirements, and technical reports related to interfaces for U.S. telecommunications networks; some of which are associated with other North American telecommunications networks. T1 develops positions on related subjects under consideration in various international standards bodies, focusing on those functions and characteristics associated with the interconnection and interoperability of telecommunications networks at interfaces with end-user systems, carriers, and information and enhanced service providers. Committee T1 is also concerned with procedural matters at points of interconnection, such as maintenance and provisioning methods and documentation.
IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc)
ComSoc is a community comprised of a diverse group of industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. To that end, the Society sponsors publications, conferences, educational programs, local activities, and technical committees that:
  • Foster original work in all aspects of communications science, engineering, and technology.
  • Encourage the development of applications that use signals to transfer voice, data, image, and/or video information between locations.
  • Promote the theory and use of systems involving all types of terminals, computers, and information processors; all pertinent systems and operations that facilitate transfer; all transmission media; switched and unswitched networks; and network layouts, protocols, architectures, and implementations.
  • Strongly advance developments toward meeting new market demands in systems, products, and technologies.
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Founded in 1906, the IEC is the world organization that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. The membership consists of more than 50 participating countries, including all the world's major trading nations and a growing number of industrializing countries. The IEC's mission is to promote, through its members, international cooperation on all questions of electrotechnical standardization and related matters, such as the assessment of conformity to standards, in the fields of electricity, electronics and related technologies.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
The ISO is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 130 countries, one from each country. ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947. The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. ISO's work results in international agreements which are published as International Standards.
National Committee for Information Technology Standards (formerly X3)
NCITS develops national standards and its technical experts participate on behalf of the United States in the international standards activities of ISO/IEC JTC 1, Information Technology. Through participation in NCITS, industry leaders and users alike have the opportunity to open new markets, dismantle non-tariff trade barriers, and build the basic structure of the Global Information Infrastructure.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Information Technology Laboratory
NIST was established by Congress "to assist industry in the development of technology ... needed to improve product quality, to modernize manufacturing processes, to ensure product reliability ... and to facilitate rapid commercialization ... of products based on new scientific discoveries." An agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration, NIST strengthens the U.S. economy and improves the quality of life by working with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards. It carries out this mission through a portfolio of four major programs: Measurements and Standards Laboratories, Advanced Technology Program, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and Baldrige National Quality Award.
National Standards Systems Network (NSSN)
NSSN is one of the Web's most comprehensive data networks for developing and approved national, foreign, regional and international standards and regulatory documents. A cooperative partnership between ANSI, U.S. private-sector standards organizations, government agencies, and international standards organizations, NSSN provides technical data and information about important developments in a global standardization arena.
 

 

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OSP Bonds & Grounds OSP Bonds & Grounds
Telephone I & R Telephone I & R
Noise Mitigation Noise Mitigation
Copper Splicing Copper Splicing
OSP Tester, Fault Loc... OSP Tester, Fault Loc...
DSL - IMT DSL - IMT
T1 & T3 T1 & T3
T1 Spans & HDSL T1 Spans & HDSL
Adv. OSP/DSL Field Adv. OSP/DSL Field
Special Circuits Special Circuits
OSP Fault - I&R OSP Fault - I&R
IPTV Intallers IPTV Intallers
Fiber Optics -ER Fiber Optics -ER
CO Bonds & Grounds CO Bonds & Grounds
Utility Locating Utility Locating
Fiber Optics-Industry Apps Fiber Optics-Industry Apps
xDSL xDSL
IPTV for Telecos IPTV for Telecos
Cat 5-6-7 Cert Cat 5-6-7 Cert
MetroE Field-Tech MetroE Field-Tech
Air Pressure Air Pressure
Air Dryer Air Dryer
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Central Office
CO Bonds & Grounds CO Bonds & Grounds
CO Power CO Power
CO IMTR CO IMTR
SONET/SDH SONET/SDH
ISDN ISDN
Frame Relay Frame Relay
SS7 SS7
DDS DDS
Internetworking ATM Internetworking ATM
DWDM/Routing DWDM/Routing
DMS10 DMS10
DMS100 DMS100
MetroE Field-Tech MetroE Field-Tech
T1 & T3 T1 & T3
T1T3 for CATV T1T3 for CATV
Special Circuits Special Circuits
CS 1500 Centrex CS 1500 Centrex
VoIP/Data-Voice VoIP/Data-Voice
BGP BGP
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Metro Eternet Metro Eternet
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Fiber Adv. Testing Fiber Adv. Testing
Fiber Optics Adv. Splicing Fiber Optics Adv. Splicing
Fiber Optic - ISP/LANs Fiber Optic - ISP/LANs
Fiber Optics -ER Fiber Optics -ER
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FTTH-NGN FTTH-NGN
Fiber Optics-Industry Apps Fiber Optics-Industry Apps
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IT/Networking
Internetworking Essentials Internetworking Essentials
Adv. Internetworking Adv. Internetworking
Network+ Network+
A+ Cert A+ Cert
Gigabit Networks Gigabit Networks
SONET/SDH SONET/SDH
CCNA BootCamp CCNA BootCamp
TCP/IP TCP/IP
SNMP SNMP
Bridges, Routers & Switches Bridges, Routers & Switches
Network Management Network Management
Advanced Networking Advanced Networking
Cisco Simplified Cisco Simplified
Metro Eternet Metro Eternet
FTTH-NGN FTTH-NGN
IP-CAST IP-CAST
CS 1500 Centrex CS 1500 Centrex
Digital TV Crossover Digital TV Crossover
LTE-In Depth LTE-In Depth
LTE Core LTE Core
LTE Air Interface LTE Air Interface
LTE and 4G LTE and 4G
LTE Charging Mgmt and Apps LTE Charging Mgmt and Apps
Mobile Detection Mobile Detection
Carrier Wireless Carrier Wireless
VoIP/Data-Voice VoIP/Data-Voice
VMware View VMware View
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Energy / Power / Safety
OSHA Confined Space OSHA Confined Space
Ladder Safety and Fall Protect Ladder Safety and Fall Protect
Mine Safety Mine Safety
Voltage Cable Splicing Voltage Cable Splicing
Elec Transformer Elec Transformer
Power Quality Power Quality
Substation Testing Substation Testing
Elec Testing Elec Testing
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Certification Courses
CCNT - Cert CCNT - Cert
CTP Prep CTP Prep
Network+ Network+
A+ Cert A+ Cert
CCNA BootCamp CCNA BootCamp
MCSA-Core-1 MCSA-Core-1
Fiber ISP/OSP Combo Fiber ISP/OSP Combo
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TeleCom Mgmt TeleCom Mgmt
TeleCom Tech TeleCom Tech
Emerging Tech Emerging Tech
Understanding IPTV Understanding IPTV
IPTV for Telecos IPTV for Telecos
IPTV Tech IPTV Tech
TelCom Network Testing TelCom Network Testing
TeleCom 1 TeleCom 1
TeleCom 2 TeleCom 2
Nortel CS1000 Nortel CS1000
NARS/BARS NARS/BARS
Nortel/Norstar CallPilot Nortel/Norstar CallPilot
Metro Eternet Metro Eternet
CallPilot User/Sys Admin CallPilot User/Sys Admin
CallPilot Basic Admin CallPilot Basic Admin
CS1000 End User CS1000 End User
CS1000 & TM CS1000 & TM
Nortel/Norstar MICS Nortel/Norstar MICS
Nortel CallPilot Nortel CallPilot
IPTV Intallers IPTV Intallers
Fiber Optics-Industry Apps Fiber Optics-Industry Apps
CS 1500 Centrex CS 1500 Centrex
Digital TV Crossover Digital TV Crossover
LTE-In Depth LTE-In Depth
LTE Core LTE Core
LTE Air Interface LTE Air Interface
LTE and 4G LTE and 4G
LTE Charging Mgmt and Apps LTE Charging Mgmt and Apps
Mobile Detection Mobile Detection
VMware View VMware View
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