Telecommunication system design and management

Subject description

The course deals with the design, modelling planning, simulation, emulation and management of information and communication systems and services. The following topic are covered. 

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.

The subject is taught in programs

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.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, self-study and research work, seminar.

Expected study results

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.

Basic sources and literature

  1. Anandalingam G, Raghavan S(2013) Telecommunications network design and management. , Springer, ISBN – 1-4020-7318-6; 978-1-4020-7318-2, COBISS.SI-ID – 6657108 
  2. Pang S (2009) Successful Service Design for Telecommunications: A comprehensive guide to design and implementation, Wiley, ISBN – 978-0-470-75393-4, COBISS.SI-ID – 14782998. 
  3. Leon-Garcia A, Widjaja I (20040) Communication Networks, Fundametnatl Concepts and Key Architectures, McGraw-Hill, ISBN – 0-07-246352-X; 0-07-119848-2, COBISS.SI-ID – 3949908 
  4. Sansò B, Soriano P (1999) Telecommunications Network Planning, Springer, ISBN – 0-7923-8397-4, COBISS.SI-ID – 20721669 
  5. Članki, objavljenih v revijah/Papers published in journals: 
  6.  IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials,            
  8.   International Journal of Network Management 

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