440-2202/04 – Telecommunication Networks (TS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of TelecommunicationsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Petr Machník, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Petr Machník, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation2020/2021
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAC24 Ing. Petr Machník, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 0+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To understand the concept and principle of telecommunication networks, including methods of transmission and signaling. Learning outcomes are set so that the students are able to identify, apply and solve tasks in the field of telecommunication networks.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs
Project work


The subject Telecommunication networks is oriented on an overview of all important developing network technologies for the transmission of various types of information like voice, data, video or multimedia information. It includes circuit-switched and packet-switched networks. An attention is also dedicated to optical transmission networks that create an inseparable part of a physical infrastructure of telecommunication networks, various network procedures for a connection establishment with the specified service quality and fundamentals of the network management. It is also interested in LAN networks, WAN networks, Internet, access networks and various wireless technologies.

Compulsory literature:

MACHNÍK, Petr, MICHALEK, Libor. Telecommunication Networks. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2011. OLIFER, Natalia, OLIFER, Victor. Computer Networks: Principles, Technologies and Protocols for Network Design. Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2006. 973 s. ISBN 0470869828.

Recommended literature:

BATES, R. J. Broadband telecommunications handbook. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002. ISBN 0-07-139851-1. MIR, Nader F. Computer and communication networks. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2015. ISBN 9780133814743.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Conditions for credit: Minimal number of points from practical lessons is 10 (from 40).



Other requirements

No additional requirements are placed on the student.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures: 1) Telecommunication networks attributes, communication model, signaling, methods of signal switching. 2) OSI reference model and its layers. 3) TCP/IP protocol model and its layers, IP, TCP, UDP and RTP. 4) LAN networks - LAN protocol stack, media access methods in LANs, network topologies, Ethernet. 5) IP WAN networks, pure IP WAN networks, HDLC and PPP, leased lines. 6) Internet - structure of Internet. 7) Secure transport services - IPsec, SSL, VPN. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology. 8) Access networks (conceptions) - xDSL, DOCSIS. 9) Advanced technologies in the access networks - DVB-RCS, IPTV, FTTx, PON. 10) Wireless networks (conceptions) - WiFi, WiMAX, DECT. 11) Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN) - Bluetooth, Zigbee. 12) Mobile technologies of the 2nd generation - GSM. 13) Mobile technologies of the 3rd generation - IMT-2000, CDMA 2000, W-CDMA UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA. 14) Mobile technologies of the 4th generation - Rel.99-Rel.10 SAE/EPS, LTE. Future and visions in mobile networks (Rel.11 and Rel.12). Exercises: 1) Safety in laboratories. Basic information about the subject and its classification. 2) Multimedial presentation of RM OSI. 3) Laboratory work - xDSL technology. 4) Laboratory work - WiFi technology. 5) Laboratory work - VoIP technology. 6) Test nr.1. 7) Laboratory work - Computer networks. 8) Laboratory work - GSM technology. 9) Laboratory work - Access networks. 10) Laboratory work - Passive optical networks. 11) Laboratory work - Testing of mobile phones. 12) Laboratory work - Throughput and delay measurement in data networks. 13) Test nr. 2. 14) Reserve term for tests and labs. Projects: Protocol from the measurement of voice quality in VoIP. Protocol from the testing of mobile phones.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Summer semester, validity until: 2020/2021 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40 (40) 10
                xDSL Laboratory work 2  0
                VoIP Laboratory work 3  0
                WiFi Laboratory work 2  0
                Computer Networks Laboratory work 2  0
                Access Networks Laboratory work 2  0
                GSM Laboratory work 2  0
                Test nr. 1 Written test 10  0
                Testing of mobile phones Laboratory work 3  0
                PON Laboratory work 2  0
                Throughput measurement Laboratory work 2  0
                Test nr. 2 Written test 10  0
        Examination Examination 60  20 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Recommended participation at all exercises.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B2660) Computer Systems for the Industry of the 21st. Century P English Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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