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COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Instructor: Ta Tri Nghia


Telecommunications Department
Email: nghiatt@hcmut.edu.vn

Learning Objectives

Understanding signaling in
telecommunication networks (PSTN)
Understanding Synchronous Digital
Hierarchy (SDH) concepts and networks
Understanding WAN concepts and
technologies
Understanding NGN network concepts,
architecture and services
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Learning Outcomes

Able to explain and analyze R2/MFC or


SS7 signaling in PSTN

Able to apply tele-traffic to do capacity


design of PBX system

Able to describe operation of SDH and


design a SDH network

Learning Outcomes

Able to explain WAN technologies and


application
Able to explain NGN architecture and
services

Pre-requisites

Telecommunication systems:

Understanding of concepts

A/D, D/A
Multiplexing
Circuit switching

Data communication and networks


Computer networks
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Outlines
1. Review

Multiplexing concepts
Digital telephony
Circuit switching
Practical topic: PBX (Private Branch
Exchange)

Course Outlines
2. Chapter 2: Signaling in
Telecommunication Networks

Introduction
Signaling concepts
Subscriber Signaling
Signaling between Exchange
Channel-Associated Signaling (CAS)
Common-Channel Signaling (SS7/C7)
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Course Outlines
3. Chapter 3: Tele-traffic
Introduction
Tele-traffic engineering

Course Outlines
4. SDH
PDH overview
SDH concepts
SDH Networks
Elements
Topologies
Protection schemes

Course Outlines
5. Computer network overview
Application layer
Transport Layer (TCP, UDP)
Network Layer (IP)

IP address
Routing
IP protocol (ICMP)

LAN (MAC, LLC)


Network equipment
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Course Outlines
6. WAN technologies

WAN concepts
Circuit switch vs. packet switch
ATM
NG-SDH
MPLs
WAN equipment
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Course Outlines
7. NGN (if time available)
Services and Applications
VoIP
IPTV

NGN
Concepts
Architecture and services

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Reference Books
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John G. Van Bosse and Fabrizio U. Devetak


Signaling in Telecommunication Networks, 2nd
edition
J. F. Kurose and K. W. Ross, Computer Networking:
A Top Down Approach, 5th edition
Gilbert Held, Data Communications Networking
Devices: Operation, Utilization and LAN and WAN
Networking, 4th edition
Jonathan Davision et. Al., Voice Over IP
Fundamental, 2nd edition
Neill Wilkinson, Next Generation Services
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Reference Books
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Harry G. Peross, Connection-Oriented Network:


SONET/SDH, ATM, MPLS and Optical Networks
Francisco J. Hens, Jos M. Cabalerro, Triple Play:
Building the Converged Network for IP, VoIP and
IPTV

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Reference Documents
1. Arne Myskja, An Introduction to Teletraffic
2. Villy B. Iversen, Teletraffic Engineering and Network
Planning
3. P. Micheal Henderson, Fundamentals of SONET/SDH
4. SDH Telecommunication Standard Primer, Tektronix
5. Jos M. Caballero, SDH Next Generation, Trend
Communication

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Course Information

Information: BK e-learning

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Grading

Exercises: 30%, open book/A4 note


Projects: 20%,

Reports & presentation


3 students/group

Final exam: 50%, open book/A4 note

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