Talking tech the simple way

Book facts : Modern Communication Technologies by Kusal Epa. Published by Stamford Lake. Reviewed by Victor Goonetilleke

Kusal Epa, a Chartered Telecommunications Engineer by profession, has fulfilled a long felt need of many who are lost in a mass of abbreviations of modern communication technology that most people find hard to keep abreast of. Using simple easy-to-undertand language the author has explained technical jargon which affect most of us and which cannot unfortunately be ignored in a fast changing world.

On a quick reference I found all the explanations I needed. The book not only explains abbreviations used in communication technologies such as 3G, HSDPA, ADSL for the average person, but devotes a little time to explain how things work.

For instance what is CDMA is explained in easy-to-understand language but for the student of telecommunications, the author goes on to explain the different systems of CDMA.

In 34 chapters spread over 200 pages Kusal Epa has touched on everything I could think of from Mobile Phone technology, to Analog, Digital and Satellite Radio & Television technologies.

The older generation who did not grow up with the Internet will find a refreshing reference manual in this book, where Internet and communication systems are explained within your range of understanding.

Kusal Epa's effort will be seen by many as a very satisfying venture which should turn into a popular reference book for anyone wanting to empower himself with a greater amount of modern communication related technological information. Modern Communication Technologies is a Stamford Lake publication and is available at Lake House Bookshops.

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