Course detail

Telecommunication and information systems

FEKT-NTISAcad. year: 2015/2016

Subject deals about telecommunication and information system principles. It contents definition of HW solution and signaling systems from the standard telephone exchange to IP communication. The subject illustrates internal principles in switching systems including Operating and Maintenance system.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students shall be acquired expanded knowledge about the modern structure of communication network and switching systems used for transmission of calling and technology of transmission information in them used.


The subject knowledge on the Bachelor's degree level is requested.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Flood, J.E. Telecommunications Switching, Trafic and Networks. ISBN 0-13-033309-3
Bryant, R., Madsen, L., Meggelen, J.V. Asterisk™: The Definitive Guide. 4th edition. Sevastopol: O’Reilly Media, Inc., 2013. ISBN 978-1-449-33242-6.
Syed R. Ali. Digital switching systems: system reliability and analysis. New York: McGraw-Hill, c1998. ISBN 0-07-001069-2.
Nagireddi, Sivannarayana: VoIP voice and fax signal processing. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2008.ISBN 978-0-470-22736-7.
Hersent, Olivier. Beyond VoIP protocols :understanding voice technology and networking techniques for IP telephony. Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2005. ISBN 0-470-02362-7.
Bosse, John G., Devetak F. Signaling in Telecommunication Networks. Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2007. 810 s. ISBN 978-0-471-66288-4.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Techning methods include lectures laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Requirements for completion of a course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every.

Language of instruction

English, Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

The generation of telecommunication networks and switching systems
Switching equipment - Subscriber unit
Switching equipment - Switching Network (SN), the structure of the switching network, Erlang equations.
Switching equipment - Queuing Theory, Kendall classification of QS (Queuing System).
Switching equipment - Design and optimization of switching network.
PSTN signaling (POTS signaling, DSS1, Q - sig., CAS, CAS-K, CAS R2, SS7).
VoIP signaling, convergence of PSTN and IP networks. (SIP/SS7 gateway, SIP/DSS1 getaway, SIGTRAN)
Examples of switching systems used in National telecommunication network (Siemens EWSD, Alcatel 1000 S12). Private Branch eXchanges (PBX).
Control equipments of switching systems.
Operating and Maintenance system


The purposes of subject is acquaint students with modern switching and information types and perspective structure communication networks designated for transmission calling, data and picture and technology of transmission information in them used.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-TIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, optional specialized

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer