Telecommunication Networks

Higher education teachers: Kos Anton
Credits: 5
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64651

Subject description


  • Enrolment in the year of the course.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Standardisation. Information types. Information transfer modes (analog, digital, circuit/packet oriented, synchronous, asynchronous, connectionless, connection-oriented, signalling). Quality of service (errors, loss, delays, delay variation). Telecommunication traffic (traffic theory, lossy systems, queuing systems). Information type and transmission mode. Circuit emulation. Architectures of telecommunication systems (network, topology, protocol stack, communication planes). Message synchronisation (synchronous and asynchronous transfer, transparent transfer). Multiplexing/demultiplexing techniques (space, frequency, time, code division multiplex, statistical multiplex, packet multiplex, examples). Addressing. Switching and routing (principles, techniques, influence on quality of service, a more detailed description of some methods and algorithms). Medium access control (MAC methods classification). Fundamentals of flow/congestion control. Technologies/services convergence. A more detailed description of some typical transfer systems (TDM, PDH, SDH, data transmission through voice networks, IP networks, VoIP) and telecommunication networks (telephone networks, SS7, ISDN, Internet).

Objectives and competences:

Understanding of different information transfer modes, telecommunication system architectures, and switching/routing methods used in telecommunication networks. Understanding modern trends of network convergence.

Intended learning outcomes:

The course emphasis is on understanding principles and methods of information transfer through telecommunication networks, especially in data-link and network layers. The goal of a detailed description of typical transfer technologies and telecommunication systems is to strengthen this understanding.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures and laboratory tutorials, individual work.

Study materials


  1. Hercog, D., Telekomunikacijska omrežja, Pasadena, 2013
  2. Stallings, W., Data and Computer Communications, 9th Ed., Pearson, 2011
  3. Olifer, N., Olifer, V, Computer Networks: Principles, Technologies, and Protocols for Network Design, John Wiley & Sons, 2006
  4. Stevens, W. R., TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols, Addison Wesley, 1994
  5. Gibson, J. D., Ed., The Communications Handbook, 2nd Ed., CRC Press, 2002
  6. Pujolle, G., Les Réseaux, Ed. 2011, Eyrolles, 2011

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Telecommunications