Checking date: 26/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

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

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA MARTINEZ, ALBERTO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Telematic Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
It is recommended good knowledge of the topics lectured in the following lectures from the bachelor in Telematics Engineering: - Access Networks and Shared Media - Communication networks and services - Switching
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
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 course Advanced Multimedia Services is coordinated with the subject of Design and Operation of Communication Networks (DORC) 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.
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 and Route Reflectors 2.4 The BGP protocol 2.5 Traffic engineering in BGP 2.6 Intra-AS traffic engineering: MPLS 2.7 BGP services, BGP VPN 3. Design of network architectures, redundancy, scalability, residential communication infrastructures 4. Security in communication protocols 4.1 Introduction to security in communication networks 4.2 Vulnerability analysis in communication protocols 5. Introduction to network management 5.1 Case of study: requirements for network management in BGP
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
Basic Bibliography
  • Beijnum, Iljitsch van. "BGP". O'Reilly.
  • Minei, Ina; Lucek , Julian. "MPLS-Enabled Applications: Emerging Developments and New Technologies". John Wiley & Sons.
  • Teare, Diane. "CCDA self-study : designing for Cisco internetwork solutions (DESGN)". Cisco Press.
  • Uhlig, Steve. "From the Traffic Properties to Traffic Engineering in the Internet". VDM Verlag.
  • White, Russ. "Practical BGP". Addison-Wesley.
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 and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.