OT4STM - Broadband Telecommunication Networks

Course specification
Course title Broadband Telecommunication Networks
Acronym OT4ŠTM
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 Passed exam: Telecommunication Networks (OT3TM)
The goal Introduce students to architectures, technologies and protocols, which are used at the backbone of advanced telecommunication networks.
The outcome After passing the course students should: (1) gain knowledge of advanced backbone network technologies and protocols; (2) be able to analyze performances of IP networks with quality of service and/or MPLS support.
Contents of lectures (1) Introduction–definitions, service classification and integration, review of switching and transmission technologies at the backbone network. (2) Quality of service – architectures and building blocks. (3) Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) – basic operations, support of the DiffServ, traffic engineering. (4) IP/MPLS virtual private networks. (5) Generalized MPLS. (6) Carrier Ethernet.
Contents of exercises Lectures, practices, laboratory exercises, homework, seminars.
  1. M. Stojanovic, V. Acimovic-Raspopovic, "Advanced IP-based Networks: Architectures, Technologies and Protocols", Belgrade, Academic mind, 2012.
  2. J. I. Agbinya, "IP Communications and Services for NGN", Auerbach Publications, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010. (Odabrana poglavlja). (Original title)
  3. A. Farrel, I. Bryskin, "GMPLS Architecture and Applications", Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking, Elsevier, 2006. (Odabrana poglavlja). (Original title)
  4. Relevantni IETF dokumenti, ITU-T preporuke, ETSI standardi, IEEE standardi, 3GPP standardi, MEF standardi. (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, exercises, homework, seminars.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 65
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Projects 0
Colloquia 25
Seminars 10