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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Communication Systems and Networks - AM501027
Title: Communication Systems and Networks
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Maga Dušan prof. Ing. Ph.D.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Last update: Maga Dušan prof. Ing. Ph.D. (09.06.2022)
Telecommunications - what does it all mean? We will look at history and the future. We will try it wired and wireless, and even at the speed of light (or almost…), on earth, underwater, and in space. For example: • How is electricity generated? Morse, the painter. Alexander "ring the" Bell! Telecommunications from above. • Do you know a Twisted Pair? How a landline works. • How the telephone network becomes the Internet…. • Light and dark. Transmission of information by light. • Why are networks "mobile"? 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, etc. The more G, the better it is? How about us and how else? • Satellite systems (J. Kepler + A. C. Clarke = E. Musk). What do Saturn and Earth have in common? Does navigation know about me (we will walk around Čakovice - the place, where Chuck Norris got lost)? • How television (and Internet TV) works: a football match and a drastic clash of the Titans. • Is WiFi not working? What now… • Why the Internet is not for people, but things. • The biggest mistakes in the history of telco-business. The subject anxiously avoids formulas and mathematical relations (but it does not always succeed…) - the spotlight is pointed on principles and clarity.
Last update: Botek Marek Ing. Mgr. Ph.D. (14.01.2020)

R: LEON-GARCIA, A. Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts and Key Architectures. Tata McGraw-Hill, 2017. 932 pages. ISBN 978-0070595019.

R: DODD, A. Z. The Essential Guide to Telecommunication. Prentice Hall, 2018. 672 pages. ISBN 978-0134506791.

A: Various internet sources.

Last update: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.05.2022)

1. Oscillations. Electric current and its parameters. Principles of the Fourier’s analysis. Basics of telecommunication technologies.

2. History of telecommunications (telegraph, telephone, radio, television, internet)

3. Metallic access routes, xDSL technologies

4. Public switched telephone networks (PSTN), Backbone networks. Access networks

5. Light. Optical fibers. Optical access networks. Measurement and security in optical networks.

6. Radio transmitting ways. Cellular networks. Generations of cellular technologies. Ad-Hoc networks.

7. Effectivity of communication routes. CDMA. Modulations.

5. Satellite technologies. Keppler‘s rules. Basic technical and technological issues. Examples of satellite systems. Satellite navigation.

9. IPTV. Analogue broadcasting. Digitalization. MPEG2/MPEG4 coding. Digital video broadcasting (DVB). Bases of IPTV technologies. Hybrid Broadcast Broadbad TV – HbbTV.

10. Wireless networks and technologies. Wi-Fi. Hardware. Topology. Security. Other aspects (e.g. Eduroam).

11. Network model and network architecture. Architecture of the Next Generation Network (NGN)

12. Introduction to Internet of Things. Used technologies. Coverage. Applications. Overlap to Industry 4.0.

13. Telecommunication services. Statistics. Expenses. Accounting and charging. Standardization.

14. Business in telecommunication. Basic rules. Construction of the communication network.

Course completion requirements
Last update: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.05.2022)

Exam: final test and oral exam