Detail předmětu

Services of Communication Systems

FEKT-MPA-SKSAk. rok: 2023/2024

The subject is devoted to services provided by modern telecommunication systems. Students will gain the necessary knowledge from technologies that are still used, although not as a priority, i.e. with ISDN services and the Asynchronous Transport Method ATM. However, the emphasis is on modern technologies such as xDSL (ADSL, SDSL, HDSL, VDSL) and the SS7 signalling system associated with modern transmission, the TMN Telecommunications Management Network, and the Quality of Service QoS. Furthermore, the content includes the Internet protocol version 6, the continuation of IPv4, and the OSI reference model versus the TCP/IP network architecture. Other parts are devoted to Passive Optical Networks - PON, the use of integer programming in contemporary networks, and WDM wave multiplexing.


Jazyk výuky


Počet kreditů


Vstupní znalosti

A student who enrols in the course should be able to:

- explain the basic concepts of converged communication networks,

- define the properties of Ethernet-type networks,

- name the regularities of IPv4 and IPv6,

- express the properties of multimedia services,

In general, bachelor's level knowledge is required. Work in the laboratory is subject to a valid qualification of "knowledgeable person for independent work", which students must obtain before starting classes. Information on this qualification can be found in the Dean's Directive Acquainting Students with Safety Regulations.

Pravidla hodnocení a ukončení předmětu

0-15 points for lab activity.

0-15 points for developing a PowerPoint study on a selected topic from PON,

0-70 points for a written exam supported by e-learning, a mandatory part for passing the course, optional oral exam with written preparation.

The exam is aimed at verifying orientation in the issue of communication network services with a focus on service quality and issues of passive optical PON networks.

Laboratory teaching is compulsory, duly excused missed laboratory exercises can be replaced after agreement with the teacher.


Učební cíle

The course aims to provide students with an extended orientation in the services of communication systems with a focus on the Quality of  Service QoS and to focus on the development of Passive Optical Networks PON.

   A graduate of the course can:

- analyse the services provided by contemporary communication networks,

- theoretically analyse technologies related to xDSL services,

- justify the current state of ISDN usage,

- compare ATM and other high-speed transfer options,

- propose signalling using SS7,

- categorize the quality of QoS services,

- describe the possibilities of the TMN Telecommunications Management Network,

- analyse the topology of Passive Optical Networks PON and the method of communication in them,

- assess the activation process of the end unit in the GPON (GigabitPON) network,

- use integer programming in current networks,

- analyse IP transmission of Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks,

- compare IPv6 following IPv4 and the OSI reference model versus the TCP/IP network architecture.

Základní literatura

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

Doporučená literatura

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)


Zařazení předmětu ve studijních plánech

  • Program MPA-CAN magisterský navazující, 2. ročník, zimní semestr, povinný
  • Program MPAD-CAN magisterský navazující, 2. ročník, zimní semestr, povinný

Typ (způsob) výuky



26 hod., nepovinná

Vyučující / Lektor


1. Services provided by modern communication systems – general analysis. 2. Integrated Services Digital Network – ISDN. Basic and primary access, a reference model of the ISDN subscriber connection, a frame structure on the S and U interfaces, and a terminal power supply. 3. Asynchronous transfer mode - ATM. ATM principle, service classes, ATM cell, and layer model. Synchronization, virtual path, virtual channel, classes of service, ATM network elements. 4. Technology related to xDSL services (ADSL, SDSL, HDSL, VDSL), including theoretical analysis, connection, reference model, modulation, interference in ADSL, and crosstalk. 5. Signalling System SS7. SS7 features, signalling network, SS7 construction, Message Transfer Part MTP, user parts, dynamic network routing, and SS7 management. 6. Internet protocol version 6, a continuation of IPv4, OSI reference model versus TCP/IP network architecture. 7. Quality of service QoS. Telecommunication Management Network - TMN. 8. Telecommunication services from the point of view of the economy. 9. Passive optical network PON, network topology, and communication method. 10. Development of PON and their differences from the point of view of the physical and transport layers. 11. Activation process of the end unit in the GPON network. 12. Use of integer programming in contemporary networks, network as a graph, load distribution from the point of view of transmission price. 13. IP transmission over Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) network, CWDM, DWDM, TDM versus WDM, Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA).

Laboratorní cvičení

26 hod., povinná

Vyučující / Lektor


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