Intelligent Networking and the Cloud - EL873

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2020 to 2021.


High-speed access networks: ADSL,VDSL,; PONs and point-to-point Ethernet; cable networks (DOCSIS and MoCA). Fixed wireless access. High-speed transport networks: SDH, OTN and WDM technology. Quality of Service in the Internet, and multimedia networking. Multicast routing. Differentiated services, queuing disciplines and queue management. Multi-protocol label switching. Wavelength routing and MP?S. Software-defined networking and virtualised network functions. X-as-a-Service concepts. Industry "hot-topic" seminars.


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 28
Private study hours: 122
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Assignment 1: 1000 word seminars report (15%)
Assignment 2: Case study presentation (10%)
Examination: 2hrs (75%)

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Understand the key theoretical concepts involved in the operation of high-speed networks;
2. Understand the key theoretical concepts involved in the operation of multimedia networks;
3. Research and make realistic assessments of current technology trends.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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