The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

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 The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is an international body that  develops standards that have daily use in networking. IEEE specifications at the physical  level of networking indicate the speed of the medium being used, its frequency-handling  capability, and what specific physical mechanism is being used. For example, "100BaseT"  designates a 100-megabit per second medium, using baseband technology and twisted-pair  cabling. The IEEE 802 defines a set of physical networking standards. The most important  of these standards are 802.2 (logical link control), 802.3 (Ethernet LAN), 802.10 (security),  and 802.11 (wireless).  The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) develops standards for telephone,  telecommunications, and data carriers; therefore, its standards are exclusively for WANs. 
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Unformatted text preview: The important ITU standards for networking administration are those relating to modems, ISDN connections, leased telephone lines, and circuit/packet switching (particularly frame-relay switching). The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an umbrella group fostering the development of worldwide standards in all aspects of business and commerce, including the computer and communications industries. The ISO's most important contribution to networking is the OSI model, which provides a general structure for discussing network operations. Standards apply to and are implemented at every level and aspect of network design and development. Some standards are so pervasive that you need only...
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