Higher education teachers: Kos Andrej

Higher education teachers: , Pustišek Matevž
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64237S

Subject description

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Basic network concepts (connections, hierarchies, network elements, terminals, connection orientation). Network architectures (access, aggregation, core, service subsystems). Broadband networks and services. Broadband networks and technologies (xDSL, FTTx, DOCSIS, wireless, mobile). Packet switch architecutres. Ethernet network (VLAN, STP, MSTP, EtherChanel) and operator services (MetroEthernet, 802.1ad, 802.1ah).
  • TCP/IP protocol stack (addressing, DHCP, NAT, ARP, applications, tools). Fundamentals of routing. Advanced routing algorithms and mechanisms. Network protocol IPv6. Multicast. Network security. Professional networks.

Objectives and competences:

This course provides an overview of concepts, architectures and protocols in modern telecommunication networks. The focus is on network transfer with IP protocol.

Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding of concepts, architectures and protocols in modern telecommunication networks.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures for theoretical aspects,
  • laboratory exercises and team-work for real-case scenarios and problem solving.
  • Project assignment.

Study materials


  1. Comer, D.: Internetworking with TCP/IP, Vol 1 (6th Edition), ISBN-10: 013608530X, 2013, Addison-Wesley.
  2. Tannenbaum, A.S.: Computer networks, 5th ed., international ed., ISBN 978-0-13-255317-9, 2011, Pearson.
  3. Stallings, W.: Data and computer communications, 9th ed., ISBN 978-0-13-139205-2, 2011, Prentice Hall.
  4. Fall, K. R., Stevens, W. R.: TCP/IP illustrated. Vol. 1, The protocols, 2nd ed., ISBN 978-0-321-33631-6, 2012, Addison-Wesley.
  5. Medhi, D., Ramasamy, K.: Network Routing: Algorithms, Protocols, and Architectures, ISBN 0-12-088588-3, 2007, Elsevier : M. Kaufmann Publishers.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies
  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Advanced Power Systems