said by graison:
how the network is set up to "transcribe" the fibre signals to copper
...Overworked, underpaid little elves and fairies toiling behind the "do not open, no user serviceable parts" cover[/joke]
2nd the suggestion of a telephone engineer / telecoms textbook -- I can't name any off the top of my
head. Maybe at the library, university or technical school?
I'd also make a suggestion for the "For Dummies" series, and see if anything helps you out from a
As for the Alcatel-Lucent, did you try going to the vendor's site and looking for a config / maintain
guide? Another thought is to pursue vendor-specific specialization / education in that particular gear.
As to your overall goal, off the top of my head, no telco in their right mind would share knowledge about
"how" their network and gear is set up; to get an in, you have to either work for them or know someone on
The basic theory -- analog/digital conversion, POTS, T1/T3, OC3, etc. -- is pretty much available to anyone, you just
have to know a) the right questions to ask, and b) where to look.