Checking date: 06/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Design and operation of communication networks
Study: Master in Telecommunications Engineering (227)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA MARTINEZ, ALBERTO

Department assigned to the subject: Telematic Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


The student must obtain the following competences and skills: - Ability to design and dimension transport, diffusion and distribution networks for multimedia contents (Specific Competence 4). - Ability to model, design, deploy, manage, operate, administrate and maintain networks, services and contents (Specific Competence 6). - Capacity for planning, decision making and packaging of networks, services and applications considering the quality of service, direct and operation costs, deploying plan, monitoring, safety procedures, scaling and maintenance, as well as manage and ensure quality in the development process (Specific Competence 7). - Ability to understand and apply the working principles and organization of the Internet, the technologies and protocols related with next generation Internet, component models, intermediate software and services (Specific Competence 8). - Ability to solve the convergence, interoperability and design of heterogeneous networks with local networks, access and trunk, as well as the integration of telephony, data, television and interactive services (Specific Competence 9). - Ability to manage telecommunication projects and facilities, complying with current legislation, ensuring the quality of service The learning outcomes that students achieve in this subject are the following: - Ability to design configurations for connecting networks, using the BGP protocol, according to the business model of the Internet - Evaluate the main risks faced by communication protocols and its solutions - Known the relevance of network management and describe its main functions The course Design and Operation of Communication Networks (DORC) is coordinated with the subject of Advanced Multimedia Services as follows: DORC addresses the provision and servicing of multimedia content primarily at link and network layers, from the perspective of the organization deploying the networks. On the other hand, in the course of Advanced Multimedia Services aspects of transport level and application-related multimedia service, with an emphasis on end-to-end communication, are covered from the perspective of the user and the developer of multimedia software.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Review of IP 2. Intradomain routing, BGP 2.1 Internet business model 2.2 Attributes and route selection in BGP 2.3 IBGP 2.4 Traffic engineering in BGP 2.5 BGP services, BGP VPN 3. Design of network architectures, redundancy, scalability, residential communication infrastructures 3.1 MPLS 3.2 Intra-AS traffic engineering 4. Security in communication protocols 4.1 Introduction to security in communication networks 4.2 Vulnerability analysis in communication protocols 5. Trends in communication networks
Learning activities and methodology
- Master classes oriented to obtain the expected competences and skills - Case studies that include different technologies, their integration and inter-networking in order to understand the different architectures and services. - Group or personal works, exercises and laboratories if necessary. Set of activities to help in the learning of the necessary competences but making emphasis on team work, oral and written skills as well as self-scheduling and complex problems simplification in smaller parts. - Personal training and own work designed to obtain self-organizing and self-planing skills in relation with student's personal work and learning process.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Beijnum, Iljitsch van. "BGP". O'Reilly. 2010
  • Minei, Ina; Lucek , Julian. "MPLS-Enabled Applications: Emerging Developments and New Technologies". John Wiley & Sons. 2011
  • Uhlig, Steve. "From the Traffic Properties to Traffic Engineering in the Internet". VDM Verlag. 2008
  • White, Russ. "Practical BGP". Addison-Wesley. 2005
Additional Bibliography
  • Davie, Bruce S.. "MPLS : technology and applications". Morgan Kaufmann.
  • De Ghein, Luc. "MPLS Fundamentals". Cisco Press.
  • Kurose, James F.. "Computer networking : a top-down approach featuring the Internet". Addison Wesley.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.