Telecommunication Systems and Technologies

Data is displayed for academic year: 2023./2024.

Course Description

Telecommunication network organization. Telecommunication system architecture and functionality. Core and access networks, circuit switching and packet switching. Transmission media, digital modulation techniques and line codes. Network synchronization, synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH). Optical transmission systems and networks. Optical link dimensioning. Wavelength division multiplexing, network protection and restoration. Access and metropolitan area networks, broadband access. Routing and switching. Reference model and switching system software structure. Call and services. User and network signalization. Network management.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
[FER3-EN] Computing - study
Elective Courses (6. semester)
[FER3-EN] Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - study
Elective Courses (6. semester)

Learning Outcomes

  1. to define architecture and organization of communication network
  2. to explain how telecommunication network operates and functions of network nodes
  3. to apply knowledge about communication networks and services
  4. to analyze services, as well as service interactions, in odrer to select appropriate ones
  5. to analyze organization of public and private networks and services
  6. to define basic configuration for transport and necesary components
  7. to create network model including access functions, transport functions and services

Forms of Teaching



Week by Week Schedule

  1. Basic network components and architectures for switching and routingswitching, Components of radio access network and core network
  2. Semiconductor optical source types, multimode laser diodes, LED and SLED optical sources, Semiconductor photodetectors; PIN and avalanche photodiode
  3. Multiplexing in optical communication systems; TDM i WDM systems; Properties of DWDM amd CWDM systems, Wave and particle properties of light; Wave coherence, interferometers; Guided optical waves, optical fibers
  4. Topology of optical networks; Access and core networks, Optical switching and cross-connecting
  5. Tendencies of development of optical networks: requirements to WDM with a large number of wavelengths, long-distance and high-speed transmission
  6. Optical switching and cross-connecting, Methods for increasing the throughput of optical links
  7. Access and distribution optical networks; FTTx concept, Passive optical networks; TDM-PON and WDM-PON
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Basic network components and architectures for switching and routingswitching
  10. Network signaling
  11. Call processing
  12. Service processing; Intelligent networks, Telecommunication data processing; Case studies with focus on telecommunication systems
  13. Call and contact center, Interactive voice response, Automatic call distribution system; Outbound call management systems
  14. CSTA call handling and monitoring procedures; CSTA services Web Services Description Language (WSDL) for CSTA; XML protocol for CSTA; Open source implementation of the CSTA protocol; CSTA connection state model
  15. Final exam


(.), Osnovne arhitekture mreža, A. Bažant, G. Gledec, Ž. Ilić, G. Ježić, M. Kos, M. Kunštić, I. Lovrek, M. Matijašević, B. Mikac, V. Sinković,
(.), Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective, R. Ramaswami, K. N. Sivarajan,
(.), Essentials of Modern Telecommunications Systems, N. Kularatna, D. Dias,
(.), Uvod u komutacijske sustave, J. Župan,

For students


ID 223389
  Summer semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory