OT3TM - Telecommunication Networks

Course specification
Course title Telecommunication Networks
Acronym OT3TM
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Telecommunications and Information Technologies
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status mandatory
Condition no prerequisites
The goal Introduce students to fundamentals of telecommunication networks and protocols, as well as the principles of telecommunication traffic management.
The outcome After passing the course students should: (1) gain basic knowledge of telecommunication networks and protocols; (2) be able to analyze basic network and protocol performances.
Contents of lectures (1) Functions and classification of telecommunication networks; transmission media. (2) Introduction to packet switching networks. (3) Data link layer; local area networks. (4) Fundamentals of IP networks. (5) L2 switching technologies: FR and ATM. (6) ATM traffic management and quality of service. (7) PDH and SDH transmission systems; transport networks. (8) Synchronization of SDH networks.
Contents of exercises Practices and laboratory exercises: network topology features, numeration and addressing principles, error control, flow control, traffic management in Frame Relay and ATM networks, planning and design of transport networks.
  1. W. Stallings, "Data and Computer Communications", 9th Edition, Prentice Hall, NJ, 2010. (Odabrana poglavlja). (Original title)
  2. A. S. Tanenbaum, D. J. Wetherall, "Computer Networks", 5th edition, Pearson Education Inc. & Prentice Hall, 2011. (Odabrana poglavlja). (Original title)
  3. J. Caballero, F. Hens, R. Segura, A. Guimerá, "Installation and Maintenance of SDH/SONET, ATM, xDSL and Synchronization Networks", Artech House, 2003. (Odabrana poglavlja). (Original title)
  4. J-P. Vasseur, M. Pickavet, P.Demeester, "Network Recovery (Protection and Restoration of Optical, SONET-SDH, IP, and MPLS)", Elsevier, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2004. (Odabrana poglavlja). (Original title)
  5. Lecture notes.
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, practices, laboratory exercises.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 70
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Projects 0
Colloquia 30
Seminars 0