Telecommunication system design and management

Course description

Extended knowledge of telecommunication system design, modelling planning, simulation, emulation and management of telecommunication systems and services.

Statistical distributions of network traffic and loads. Queuing system theory, service, service rate. Bottleneck, congestion, blocking, avoiding and reactions. Design in circuit switched networks, loss systems (Erl B, Erl C model). Design in packet switched networks (M/M/1). Generalized model of a queue. Efficiency and performance evaluation.

Building a model of telecommunication system. Simulations and emulations usage for telecommunications system evaluation.

Mechanisms and protocols for Quality of Service (QoS). Basic concepts:  statistical multiplexing, overprovisioning. Controlled entities. Elastic and non-elastic applications. General concepts: resource reservation, admission control, service differentiation, open and closed-loop traffic control. Design and upgrade of QoS approaches. User perceived quality, Quality of Experience (QoE). Design and useage of QoE evaluation metrics and procedures. Mean opinion score (MOS).

Telecommunication traffic, load, application and element measurements and characterization. Characteristics modeling, evaluation and understanding their influences on system’s performances. Conformance testing and verification of telecommunication systems.

Management and control of telecommunication systems. Management models, protocols and information models. Accounting and billing.

Energy and cost efficiency of telecommunication systems, optimization approaches. Techno-economic aspect of telecommunication system design.

Course is carried out on study programme

Objectives and competences

To acquire extended knowledge, skills and approaches for research work, analytical thinking and critical evaluation of scientific, development and implementation problems from the field of telecommunication system design, modelling, planning, simulation, emulation, measurement, testing, management and control, based on a good knowledge of telecommunication technologies and services.

Autonomous identification and approach to a scientific research issues, solving of complex problems and critical evaluation of the results and solutions.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, self-study and research work, seminar.

Intended learning outcomes

To know and understand extended principles and research and development issues from the field of Telecommunication systems’ design and management.

The acquired knowledge serves for a research and offers senior experts analytical approaches for solving high-tech problems in industry.

It also offers a good chance for a re-usage in similar fields.

Reference nosilca

Golja M, Stojmenova E, Humar I (2014) Interactive TV user interfaces : how fast is too fast?. Multimedia tools and applications, 71(1): 61-76

Humar I, Podnar M (2013) Implementation and performance evaluation of IGMP snooping supporting multicast functionality on Linux-based Ethernet switches. Telecommunication systems 52(3): 1559-1572

Umberger M, Lumbar S, Humar I (2012) Modeling the influence of network delay on the user experience in distributed home-automation networks. Information systems frontiers 14 (3): 571-584

Humar I, Ge X, Xiang L, Jo M, Chen M. Zhang J (2011) Rethinking energy efficiency models of cellular networks with embodied energy. IEEE network, 25(2): 40-49

Umberger M, Humar I, Kos A, Guna J, Žemva A, Bešter J (2009) The integration of home-automation and IPTV system and services. Computer standards & interfaces, 31(4): 675-684

Study materials

1. Humar I, Bešter J: Načrtovanje, razvoj in upravljanje telekomunikacijskih sistemov  (v pripravi)

2. Raghavan S, Anandalingam G (2010) Telecommunications Modeling, Policy, and Technology, Springer

3. Promise J-I (2010) Mobile Communications Network Planning: Network Planning Issues and Strategies for Improving Network Resource Utilization, Lambert

5. Pang S (2009) Successful Service Design for Telecommunications: A comprehensive guide to design and implementation, Wiley

5. Iversen V B (2007) Teletraffic Engineering and Network planning, Technical University of Danmark

6. Leon-Garcia A, Widjaja I (2000) Communication Networks, Fundametnatl Concepts and Key Architectures, McGraw-Hill

7. Wang H (2000) Telecommunications Network Management, McGraw Hill

8. Sansò B, Soriano P (1999) Telecommunications Network Planning, Springer

9. Članki, objavljenih v revijah/Papers published in journals:

            – IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials,   

            – International Journal of Network Management


Bodi na tekočem

Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Tržaška cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana

E: T:  01 4768 411