Access Telecommunication Networks

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Course Description

Architecture of access telecommunication networks. Communication technologies used for data transmission in access networks. Modeling of communication channel on wireline and wireless data links. Protocols used on a data link layer in access networks. Multiple media access. Quality of service in access networks. Basics of access network planning.

Study Programmes

University graduate
[FER3-EN] Data Science - profile
Recommended elective courses (2. semester)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize different levels of access telecommunication networks.
  2. Reproduce characteristics of access telecommunication network technologies.
  3. Apply channel models to determine network transmission performance.
  4. Analyze signal transmission through communication channels.
  5. Create models of access networks for various purposes.
  6. Analyze the basic performance of communication protocols used in access telecommunication networks.
  7. Analyze basic performances of optical links.

Forms of Teaching


Lectures are held in two hour units.

Seminars and workshops

Themes are assigned to students, they have to elaborate it and present the results on one of the lectures.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Seminar/Project 0 % 10 % 0 % 0 %
Attendance 0 % 10 % 0 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 40 %
Exam: Written 0 % 100 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Access network modelling and architectures
  2. Digital subscriber line technologies (xDSL)
  3. Digital subscriber line technologies (xDSL), Seminar
  4. Passive optical networks
  5. Passive optical networks, Seminar
  6. Wireless access technologies and networks (WiMax)
  7. Wireless access technologies and networks (WiMax), Seminar
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Medium access control protocols
  10. Multiple access techniques
  11. Multiple access techniques, Medium access control protocols, Seminar
  12. Channel modeling in access networks
  13. Simulation of data transmission and performance calculation
  14. Simulation of data transmission and performance calculation, Seminar
  15. Final exam


Alen Bažant et al. (2004.), Osnovne arhitekture mreža, Element
Alen Bažant et al. (2007.), Telekomunikacije: tehnologija i tržište, Elelement
Steven Gorshe, Arvind Raghavan, Stefano Galli, Thomas Starr (2014.), Broadband Access, John Wiley & Sons

For students


ID 223380
  Summer semester
L0 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory
0 Physical education excercises

Grading System

85 Excellent
70 Very Good
55 Good
40 Sufficient