Date Added: Sep 2009
The main objective of this course is to provide the students with the competences required for understanding and using the communications component of an universal communications environment. Students will be provided, in particular, with the knowledge required to understand emerging communications networks, their computational demands, the classes of distributed services and applications enabled by these networks, and the computational means required to create the new networks and the new applications. Emerging communications networks can be classified in 3 types: integrated access networks, ad-hoc networks, and peer-to-peer networks. Integrated access networks evolve from current telecom networks, and they aim at offering telecom services through multiple access technologies such as, Ethernet, WLAN, WMAN, UMTS, and DVB.