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SS 2017 - SS 2017


Modern network technologies


Wolisz, Adam




Fakultät IV

Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme

34331200 FG Telekommunikationsnetze

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FT 5

Zubow, Anatolij


Learning Outcomes

Ambitious Bachelor students get the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of specific communication technologies in courses that are regularly taught in the Master programme. After completing this course, students will have broaden their knowledge about networking technologies in today's Internet, in particular wireless access technologies and networking technologies used in the core backbone network. This skills will be obtained in two lectures in wireless technologies (UMTS, LTE, WLAN) and high-speed optical networks.


Modern Wireless Networks: The goal of this lecture is twofold. First, to provide a solid overview of modern wireless communications systems. To this end, the scope of addressed topics is very broad, ranging from technologies suited for personal (Bluetooth) and local networks (IEEE 802.11) to the classical cellular networks, including the most important standards in the evolution path: GSM, GPRS, UMTS, LTE, and LTE-Advanced. Second and most importantly, the aspect of integration of the above mentioned systems will be discussed, with many practical details on how different technologies and solutions can co-exist together in order to improve the overall service efficiency. A special attention will be put on problems with adjusting the individual mechanisms/solutions to work in a co-operative framework. High-speed Network Technologies: This lecture will introduce the principles of high-speed communication, also called Gigabit communication. This course is dealing with the data transmission and link control, i.e., what is called Layer-2 technologies in the classical ISO/OSI layer model. We look into Ethernet, SONET/SDH, and (G)MPLS and see how these are applied in today's carrier networks. Traditionally the course has been giving a survey on the 'zoo' of alternative technologies, extracting patterns and underlying principles of frame synchronization, multiplexing, and logical link control. We continue this into the new area of Software-defined Networks with an introduction into OpenFlow and a small hands-on part setting up OpenFlow datapaths and controllers.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
High-speed Network TechnologiesVL0432 L 312SoSeNo information2
Modern Wireless NetworksVL0432 L 310SoSeNo information2

Workload and Credit Points

High-speed Network Technologies (VL):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
1. Presence15.02.0h30.0h
2. Preparation and follow-up1.030.0h30.0h
3. Exam preparation1.030.0h30.0h
90.0h(~3 LP)

Modern Wireless Networks (VL):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
1. Presence15.02.0h30.0h
2. Preparation and follow-up1.030.0h30.0h
3. Exam preparation1.030.0h30.0h
90.0h(~3 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

VL: classical lecture. All courses are held in English language.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

BSc Module „Rechnernetze und Verteilte Systeme“ or similar knowledge.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

This module has no requirements.

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 Punkte insgesamt



Test elements

(Examination) VL Modern Wireless Networks - written test50written85min
(Learning process review) VL High-speed Network Technologies - oral consultation50oral30min

Grading scale

Notenschlüssel »Notenschlüssel 2: Fak IV (2)«


Test description (Module completion)

The final module grade will be given according to the §47 (2) AllgStuPO, using grade scheme (Notenschlüssel) 2 of Faculty IV.

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 30.

Registration Procedures

Examination Office/QISPOS. For more information, visit: http://www.tkn.tu-berlin.de/?106675

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

Availability:  unavailable


Electronical lecture notes

Availability:  available
Additional information:
Lecture(s) slides available at ISIS2 webpages.



Recommended literature
1. High-speed Network Technologies:
1a. J. Walrand, P. Varaiya, "High-Performance Communication Networks", Morgan Kaufmann publishers, Inc, San Francisco, 1996
1b. R. Ramaswami and K.N. Sivarajan, "Optical networks: A Practical Perspective", Morgan Kaufmann, 1999
2. Modern Wireless Networks:
2a. Jochen Schiller, "Mobile Communications", Addison-Wesley, 2003
2b. B. Walke, "Mobile Radio Networks: Networking and Protocols", John Wiley & Sons, (second edition July 2001)
2c. M. Gast, 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide Creating and Administering Wireless Networks, 2nd edition, O'Reilly Media, 2005
2d. The full version of the IEEE 802.11-2007 Standard, available online (user type: student): http://standards.ieee.org/getieee802/download/802.11-2007.pdf

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
This module is not used in any degree program.


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