Communications networks I
Max amount of FITech students: 30
Persons without a valid study right to a Finnish university have preference to this course.
- Communications architecture in mobile, wireless local area and personal area networks.
- Introduction to cloud and edge computing, network function virtualisation and software defined networking.
- Basic principles of mobility management, network security, network management and orchestration.
- The goal is to present the basics of the modern communications architectures, and their technical implementation.
After completing the course, student
- understands how the modern communications networks have evolved and how the architecture has changed through the recent paradigm shift towards software-centric communications
- is able to describe the basic system architecture elements of mobile networks
- understands the significance of emerging technologies such as Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN) and core network functionalities such as Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
- can describe the main principles of mobility management, network management and orchestration, network security and can apply and solve related engineering problems
- knows the basic properties of routing algorithms and can use graph theory to solve network routing problems
- is able to simulate different types of networks in simulation environments and solve basic network programming problems.
Upon completing the required coursework, students understand the basic functionalities in TCP/IP protocol stack.
Lecture notes & additional reading:
- M Liyanage, A Gurtov, M Ylianttila 2015: Software Defined Mobile Networks (SDMN): Beyond LTE Network Architecture
- M Liyanage, I Ahmad, A Abro, A Gurtov, M Ylianttila 2018: A comprehensive Guide to 5G Security
In addition, selected supportive online reading materials from recent standards and publications are provided in digital learning environment (Optima / Moodle).
Design work, final exam. All materials and lectures are available through Moodle.
More information on the University of Oulu course page.
You can get a digital badge after completing this course.
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