Course detail

Services of Communication Systems

FEKT-MPA-SKSAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course deals with services provided by current telecommunication systems. Students obtain essential knowledge of technologies that are used all the time even if not preferably, i.e. ISDN services and Asynchronous Transfer Mode ( ATM). Emphasis is however on current technologies such as xDSL (ADSL, SDSL, HDSL, and VDSL) and on modern transmission connected to the SS7signalling system. Students will significantly deepen their knowledge of Internet protocol version 6 following up on IPv4 and focusing on Quality of Service QoS. They will obtain further information on IP/ATM integration and on LAN emulation. They will also be made familiar with priority control in network elements and with services over power network and cable TV.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Student who enrol on this course should to be able to: - explain the basic terms of converged communication networks, - define the features of Ethernet-type networks, - name the principles of IPv4, - express the features of multimedia services, - apply the knowledge of obligatory subjects Theoretic Informatics. The subject knowledge on the Bachelor degree level is generally required.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

0-5 points – for activity in laboratory,
0-5 points – for activity in computer exercises,
0-20 points – for elaboration of an individual project of MySQL database design,
0-70 points – for written exam with e-learning support, compulsory part for the completion of the course.
The exam is focused on verifying the orientation in the services of communication networks with focus on Quality of Service, IPv6 and control of network elements.

Attendance at laboratories is compulsory, justified absence can be made up after prior arrangement with the instructor.


The aim of this course is to give students extensive orientation in services of communication systems, offer a summary of IPv6 with a view to Quality of Service, and analyse priority routing in network elements.
On completing the course, students will be able to:
- analyse services provided by contemporary communication networks,
- theoretically analyse the technologies related to xDSL services,
- justify the contemporary state of ISDN usage,
- sum up the features of ISDN,
- compare ATM and other possibilities of high-speed transmission
- explore the creation of ATM cells in relation to services,
- design signalling by means of SS7,
- categorize the Quality of service, QoS,
- explore the potentials of IPv6 in QoS assurance,
- compare the possibilities of routing in network elements,
- plan LAN emulation,
- judge services transmitted over a power network and cable TV,
- practice the MySQL environment,
- configure the Jabber server,
- estimate network safety.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

ŠKORPIL, V., ENDERLE, P., KAPOUN, V. Services of Telecommunication Networks for joint teaching programme of BUT and VSB-TUO. BUT Brno 2014 (EN)

Recommended reading

FARMER, J., LANE, B., BOURG, K., WANG, W. FTTx Networks, Technology Implementation and Operation. Morgan Kaufmann Elsevier, 2016. ISBN 978-0-12-420137-8. (EN)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-CAN Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory
  • Programme MPAD-CAN Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Services provided by current telecommunication networks.
2. Technology connecting with services xDSL (ADSL, SDSL, HDSL, VDSL) including theoretical analysis.
3. Services ISDN. Basic at Primary Access, reference model of subscriber connection ISDN, frame structure at interface S0, terminal power supply.
4. Asynchronous Transfer Mode ATM. ATM principle, services classes, ATM cells, layer model.
5. Signalling system SS7. SS7 features, signalling network, SS7 building, Massage Transfer Part MTP, user parts, dynamic network routing, management SS7.
6. Internet protocol version 6, IPv4 relationship. Quality of service QoS.
7. MPLS - Multi Protocol Label Switching- networks used at backbone networks, reasons for MPLS creating with quality of service respect.
8. MPLS network structure, routing principle at MPLS. IP and ATM, communication principles.
9. Basic principles of active network elements functions - router, switch and their services in the network.
10. Layer 3 switching, peer-to-peer multilayer mapping, integration ATM/IP, -non-connection oriented service, classical IP over ATM (CLIP) and next developing.
11. LAN Emulation, private network - to - network interface (PNNI).
12. Artificial intelligence for priority controlling at network networks.
13. Data transmission and with it related services over energetic network and cable TV.

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Optical network simulation in the OptSim environment

2. Simulation of dynamic bandwidth allocation

3. Analysis of IP protocol and VoIP

4. Safety of transport networks

5. Using the GNPy tool for modeling a real optical network

6. BIG-IP APM configuration

7. Simulation of a high-speed 100G coherent data link

8. Introduction to SDN

9. IPv6 in converged networks (GNS3)

10. ISDN 97 services – CBT course