Design and management of communication systems

Higher education teachers: Bešter Janez

Higher education teachers: , Humar Iztok
Collaborators: Pustišek Matevž
Credits: 6
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64242S

Subject description


Telecommunications Networks, Network Services, Telecommunication Protocols, Digital Signal Processing, Mathematics (Probability & Statistics).

Content (Syllabus outline):

Introduction to design, planning, modelling, control and management of telecommunication systems.

Telecommunication system design and engineering. Elastic and non-elastic applications. Traffic theory and queuing theory. Design and planning of circuit switched networks. Design and planning of packet switched networks. Network bottleneck and Congestion control. Efficiency and performance evaluation.

Network traffic characterization and measurements, performance evaluation and conformance testing.

Network simulation and emulation: tools and approaches.

Quality of Service concepts: statistical multiplexing, overprovisioning, resource reservation, admission control, service differentiation. QoS mechanisms and protocols in contemporary networks. User perceived quality. Quality of Experience evaluation and measurements. Mean opinion score.

Availability and accessibility of system, redundancy.

Energy efficient and techno-economic aspects of network planning.

Management and control of telecommunication networks and systems. Management models, protocols and information models. Accounting and Billing.

Objectives and competences:

To acquire fundamental knowledge on design, planning, modeling and management of telecommunications networks to avoid congestions and provide quality of service.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures
  • Laboratory courses
  • Practiaclly oriented seminar work

Study materials


  1. Villy B. Iversen: Teletraffic Engineering and Network Planning, Technical University of Denmark, 2007.
  2. Alberto Leon-Garcia, Indra Widjaja: Communication Networks, Fundametnatl Concepts and Key Architectures, McGraw-Hill, 2000.
  3. Haojin Wang: Telecommunications Network Management, McGraw Hill, 2000.
  4. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials,

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies