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The Future of the Basic Building Block of Telecommunications Network

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012



Conference Session

Curricular Issues in Computer-oriented Programs

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Computing & Information Technology

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25.1300.1 - 25.1300.14



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Ibraheem A. Kateeb North Carolina A&T State University

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Ibraheem Kateeb received his B.S. in physics and mathematics from Yarmouk University in Jordan, and M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from NCA&TSU in North Carolina in electrical and computer engineering. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Chairman of CNC-IEEE with more than 20 years of experience in academia and industry. He was professor and Department Head of Electronics Engineering at Guilford Technology College. He is currently at NCA&TSU as Assistant Professor of electronics, computer, and information technology. His current research is on electronic components, green energy and power, and control-robotics. He has more than 20 journal, book chapter, and peer-review publications in these areas.

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Larry Burton North Carolina A&T State University

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Larry Burton received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Duke University. He has 25 years executive international management experience in technology-based businesses and holds 10 patents in microwave and optical communications, video switching, and broadband infrastructure. His current research is focused on high availability/high reliability enterprise computing.

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Naser El-Bathy P.E. North Carolina A&T State University

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Naser El-Bathy is an Assistant Professor of electronics, computer, and information technology at North Carolina A&T State University. He earned his B.S. degree from Wayne State University, Mich., M.S, (computer science, 2006) from Wayne State University, and Ph.D. (information technology, 2010) from Lawrence Technological University. El-Bathy is currently teaching at the North Carolina A&T State University. His interests are in health informatics, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, intelligent information retrieval, and intelligent web development. El-Bathy may be reached at

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Michael S. Peluso North Carolina A&T State Univerisity

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Mike Peluso has been involved in high technology management and support for the better part of two decades. Peluso started his career with an associate's degree in radio/television and followed that with a B.A. in communications from the University of Central Florida. He was immediately recruited as a National Account Rep. for Transpo, Inc., an Orlando-based electronics manufacturer. In 1995, Peluso relocated to North Carolina, where he managed a team of a dozen reps selling and training on vertical market software. Peluso’s expertise in WAN communications networks began in 1998 for Rep Com International, where he managed an area covering 16 states. In 2009, Peluso entered the North Carolina A&T State University master's in information technology program. Peluso believes that it’s critically important to maintain the deepest possible understanding of the core technologies underpinning today's communication networks. This understanding will help drive the maximum benefits into the world's communication resources.

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  Telecommunication Cable Types as it relates to Reliability and Effectiveness in WAN Networks including Twisted Pair, Coaxial and Fiber Optic Cable The most basic building block of the Telecommunications industry is the cabling systems thatmake up the wired networks. Over the years we have seen tremendous change in the reliabilityand effectiveness of this core technical component of the network. This paper will provide areview of the history and uses of the primary types of cabling that are currently in broaddeployment in our networks. It will examine how different cabling types can be effectivelyused in WAN Telecommunications Networks. Exploring the effectiveness of provisioning ofcable designed for single service applications transitioned to multi-service broadband networks,also review the current economic models relating to cable deployments. Finally predictions willbe made on the future of WAN deployments. 

Kateeb, I. A., & Burton, L., & El-Bathy, N., & Peluso, M. S. (2012, June), The Future of the Basic Building Block of Telecommunications Network Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--22057

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