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Advanced telecommunications networks

COURSE: Advanced telecommunications networks

Code: ФЕИТ10015

ECTS points: 6 ECTS

Number of classes per week: 3+0+0+3

Lecturer: Prof. Liljana Gavrilovska

Subject of the course content: Overview of transmission techniques (circuit and packet) and transmission infrastructures in modern telecommunications networks. Overview of broadband access technologies. Advanced access telecommunications networks. xDSL, cable access, PLC, wireless access. Basics of MPLS and GMPLS. Concept of Carrier Ethernet. Routing algorithms (classification and characteristics). Advanced management solutions. IMS. Integration. Development towards NGN. Service examples. Teletraffic engineering of NGN. All-IP architectures. Performance analysis of all-IP networks (throughput, delay). Overview of technologies for wireless networking. Regulation and standardization in telecommunications networks. Case study. Short overview of advanced wireless and mobile network solutions. Development trends in telecommunications networks.


  1. J. L. Salina, P. Salina, “Next Generation Networks: Perspectives and Potentials”, John Wiley and Sons, 2008.
  2. H. Hanrahan, “Network Convergence: Services, Applications, Transport and Operations Support”, John Wiley and Sons, 2007.
  3. T. A. Wysocki, A. Dadej, B. A. Wysocki, “Advanced Wired and Wireless Networks (Multimedia Systems and Applications)”, Springer, 2004.
  4. S. G. Glisic, “Advanced Wireless Networks: 4G Technologies”, John Wiley and Sons, 2006.