Public Mobile Network
Students will gain basic knowledge about 2G, 2.5G and 3G mobile systems. They will be able to understand the concepts, architectures and technologies used in the public mobile networks. Students will have practical skills to model and analyze mobile networks by using software tools.
- identify processes in the public mobile network
- analyze call establishment procedure
- describe public mobile network architecure 2G, 3G and 4G
- relate knowledge of mobile and communication networks
- explain service provision procedures in mobile networks
- recognize technologies of mobile networks
- define concept, architecture and organisation of mobile networks
- apply knowledge about mobile networks and protocols
Forms of Teaching
Lectures, with lecture notes and presentations available in advance on the web.Exams
Midterm exam and final exam.Laboratory Work
Laboratory assignments that include building mobile network models, defining communication and system parameters, simulation and emulation of different usage scenarios, and measurement of network traffic.Experimental Exercises
Selected network models implemented using SEA (System Environment Architecture) emulator are demosntrated during lectures.Consultations
Regular consultations hoursAcquisition of Skills
Literature search on mobile networks. Building software environment for mobile network design and anslysis.Programming Exercises
Network modelling, simulation and emulation using mobile network emulator SEA.
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Laboratory Exercises||0 %||20 %||0 %||20 %|
|Homeworks||0 %||10 %||0 %||10 %|
|Class participation||0 %||5 %||0 %||5 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||0 %||30 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||0 %||35 %|
|Exam: Written||0 %||65 %|
All laboratory assignements should be completed succefully.
Week by Week Schedule
- Place of public mobile network in the global network for providing telecommunication services. Classification of technologies for public mobile network – current state. Mobile network evolution, Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) development, GSM norms.
- Architecture of GSM network: mobile terminal, radio access network, core network (CN), media gateway. Components of Base Station System (BSS), interfaces between functional entities. GSM protocols.
- Technical parameters of GSM network, physical and logical channels, frequency bands for uplink and downlink, radio channels, time division multiple access (TDMA), frame structure.
- Control and data logical channel, mapping logical channel onto physical channels. Forward error correction for data and control channels. Signalling. Frame organisation hierarchy.okvira.
- GSM emission spectral requirements. Base and mobile station power control. Discontinuous transmission concept.
- Communication procedures and mobility management, identification of mobile subscriber and terminal, security procedures. GSM terminals, subscriber identity module (SIM). Procedures of attachment, deattachment and registration of mobile station (MS) in GSM network. Call control, locating, pagging, handover.
- Traffic control and system capacity, congestion in core network. Models of charging and billing. Addressing and roaming.
- Services in GSM network. Quality of Service (QoS) parameters. GSMPro and GSM-R versions.
- High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD). General Packet Radio Services (GPRS). Architecture of GPRS, protocols, and interfaces. Mobility management states, routing area update, tunneling. Session management, quality of service (QoS). EGPRS protocol stack. Characteristics of Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution (EDGE) architecture, service providing.
- Development of 3G mobile systems. Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) network architecture. UMTS principles and features. Network components: radio access network (RAN) radio subsystem, core network, external network and units, interfaces. Protocol stack.
- UMTS physical layer, frequency bands. Spreading spectrum and modulation. WCDMA technology. Logical and physical channels.
- Data link layer protocols. Mobility and session management. Radio resource management. UMTS terminals, USIM module. Mobile terminal registration on the network, call establishment procedure. UMTS services, Quality of Service (QoS) levels. Security procedures. Infrastructure for interconnection two or more network operators, roaming exchange.
- Fourth generation of mobile networks (4G), LTE/SAE. Mobile virtual network operator MVNO. Market of mobile network.