Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.09.2017 - 05.12.2017

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III - IV 2018-2019 (Spring), III - IV 2019-2020 (Spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Student knows packet based core network operations and entities. Based on this knowledge used is able to understand the behavior of the complete network.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course is introducing the backbone network implementation techniques in L2 and L3 layers. The main content is build around existing modern packet network technologies (IP, MPLS). New techniques (CGE, T-MPLS) which may challenge existing techniques will be introduced. Different network architectures of the trunk networks and related service architecture, data traffic control and supporting protocols. Main content of the course is about the study of different network mechanisms and protocols and their impact to the whole system behavior In the course we look also at the procedures for adding customers to the network and how common channel signalling is established. A big part of the course is dealing with legal and economical impacts to the network planning and provisioning the services. Project work.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Compulsory: Pre-examination, project work & final examination.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hours 36 h
Independent learning 85 h

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

ELEC-E7130 & ELEC-E7310

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3: English
The course lectures are organized only if 10 or more students pass the preliminary exam! If there are less than 10 students passing, an alternative method of completing the course will be provided. This method will consist self-learning material, project work, support sessions and final examination.