Advanced Networking Systems and Technology - EL873

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
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EL822 (EENG8220) - Data Network and the Internet





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:

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.

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