Checking date: 07/09/2020

Course: 2021/2022

Broadband networks
Study: Master in Telematics Engineering (264)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Telematic Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
The students of this course should have a previous knowledge about optical communications, switching fundamentals and Ethernet-based local area networks (LAN)
The competences acquired by the students of this course will be: - To know which are the most important optical communication technologies in access, metro and core networks. - To understand which are the current challenges of the different research areas studied by the course. - To be able to review and analyze papers from the different fields studied by the course.
Description of contents: programme
1. Optical Networks: 1.1. Switching in optical networks (WDM, Optical devices, OWS/OBS/OPS) 1.2. Optical access networks (FTTx, PON, WDM-PON) 1.3. Optical metro networks (TT-FR/FT-TR optical rings) 1.4. Optical transport networks (SONET/SDH, OTN) 2. Transport Networks 2.1. MPLS-TP & GMPLS (OAM) 2.2. Protection Mechanisms 2.3. Virtual Private Networks (L3VPN, L2VPN, VPLS, L1VPN) 3. Evolution of Ethernet Networks: 3.1. Metro Ethernet networks (ME, PB, PBB-TE) 3.2. Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching of this course is based on two kinds of presential classes: - Lecture sessions: Summary presentation of the most important aspects and detailed explanation of the main concepts. - Demonstration session: Critical review of the proposed research papers and answering of doubts from the self-learning process. Additionally, the student must widen the knowledge acquired in lecture sessions and analyse the research papers proposed for critical review.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • B. Davie, Y. Rekhter. MPLS: Multiprotocol Label Switching Technology and Applications. Morgan Kaufmann. 2000
  • B. Mukherjee. Optical WDM networks. Springer. 2006
Additional Bibliography
  • M. Maier. Optical switching networks. Cambridge University Press. 2008
  • P. Tomsu, G. Wieser. MPLS-based VPNs. Prentice Hall. 2002

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