Course detail

Modern Network Technologies

FEKT-MPA-MOSAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course makes the students familiar with recent trends in the fields of modern network technologies especially from the viewpoint of control algorithms and mechanisms implemented into communication protocols. The first part of the course provides sufficient mathematical background from queuing theory. It is followed by a detailed analysis of flow-control methods on the data link layer of the OSI/ISO Reference Model. The next part of the lectures is oriented to the control mechanisms implemented in the TCP transport protocol. The last part deals with the topics of Quality of Service support, from basic principles up to implementation details in mobile and wireless networks.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

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

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

For work during the course, it is possible to get up to 100 points. Up to 30 points can be gained during the laboratory exercises by passing the test. The course is finished by taking a written exam, for which up to 70 points can be obtained.
Attendance at laboratory exercises is compulsory, justified absence in a laboratory exercise can be made up during the credit week after prior arrangement with the instructor.


The aim of the course is to introduce new principles and methods implemented in modern network technologies. The course is oriented mainly to different aspects of Quality of Service support in packet networks.
Completing the course, students will have a detailed theoretical and practical overview of flow-control mechanisms on different levels of the OSI/ISO Reference Model. Additionally, they will have formed an overall view of the way quality-of-service support mechanisms used in fixed, wireless and mobile communication networks.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

LARSSON, C. Design of Modern Communication Networks. Methods and Applications, 1. vydání, Academic Press - Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-407238-1, 2014 (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-CAN Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPAD-CAN Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1) Queuing theory - mathematical representation
2) Queuing theory – Kendall classification, Markovian system of queue control
3) Qualitative parameters of communication networks
4) Throughput control
5) Flow control and error correction on data link layer
6) Flow control in TCP – introduction
7) Implementation methods of TCP
8) Retransmission time-out and congestion window control in TCP
9) Mechanisms for congestion window control in TCP
10) Quality of Service in communication networks - basic requirements
11) Quality of Service - marking, classification, metering
12) Quality of Service - packet scheduling, active queue management, ECN
13) Support of Quality of Service in wireless networks

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Queue theory – basic types of queues, the use of Matlab SimEvents
Matlab SimEvents – design and analysis of simple network
Mikrotik – basic configuration, router management
Mirotik – dynamic routing, bridge/switch
Mikrotik – Firewall, basic configuration
Mikrotik – Firewall, basic configuration
Mikrotik – wireless network realization based on 802.11
Mikrotik – wireless network realization based on Nstremev2
Mikrotik – Quality of Service - Simple Queues, Queue Tree
Mikrotik – advanced configuration of queues in RouterOS
Mikrotik – IP tunnels
Compensatory lab